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Mishra, Sanjaya – Distance Education, 2017
Enthusiasts and evangelists of open educational resources (OER) see these resources as a panacea for all of the problems of education. However, despite its promises, their adoption in educational institutions is slow. There are many barriers to the adoption of OER, and many are from within the community of OER advocates. This commentary calls for…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Adoption (Ideas)
Naidoo, Vis, Ed.; Ramzy, Heba, Ed. – Commonwealth of Learning, 2004
This collection of research and case studies provides snapshots of developments in school networking in seven regions of the world, and focuses on the variety of school networking models that have emerged in different regions and the resulting trends and issues that need to be considered in terms of supporting the learning, teaching, management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Distance Education, Case Studies
Reddi, Usha V., Ed.; Mishra, Sanjaya, Ed. – Commonwealth of Learning, 2005
This is the first book to survey the region's use of educational media and summarise the experiences of different Commonwealth Asian countries in one collection. It includes a review of the key issues, country studies, research reviews and several case studies on harnessing technologies for distance-learning initiatives. The book is designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Profiles
Sharma, Ramesh C., Ed.; Mishra, Sanjaya, Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2007
"Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls" looks into global practices of e-learning, examining the successes and failures of e-learning professionals. It provides a judicious mix of practical experiences and research in the form of case studies. Written by experts from all over the globe, this book shows how to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Global Approach, Case Studies, Educational Strategies
Mishra, Sanjaya – Commonwealth of Learning, 2010
In order to understand the Open Schooling system in India, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), and its operations, the author scanned and read a large number of documents in a short span of time. These readings formed the basis of his discussions with a range of stakeholders with whom he conducted interviews/interaction to gather…
Descriptors: Opinions, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Mishra, Sanjaya – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents an overview of the e-learning in India. It describes the historical developments of e-learning and identifies major stakeholders and institutions that have initiated e-learning programs after the creation of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development constituted by the Prime Minister of India…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Mishra, Sanjaya; Sharma, Meenu; Sharma, Ramesh Chander; Singh, Alka; Thakur, Atul – Open Praxis, 2016
This paper describes the entire methodology for the development of a scale to measure Attitude towards Open Educational Resources (ATOER). Traditionally, it is observed that some teachers are more willing to share their work than others, indicating the need to understand teachers' psychological and behavioural determinants that influence use of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Test Construction
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Panda, Santosh; Mishra, Sanjaya – Educational Media International, 2007
In the distance teaching institutions where e-learning initiatives are underway and where the planners and administrators grapple with effective adoption and deployment of technology-enabled education, faculty attitude and motivation assume considerable significance. Attitudinal pre-dispositions and institutional and allied barriers (including…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Open Universities, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Mishra, Sanjaya – Open Learning, 2005
Academic counsellors or tutors are engaged as a link between learners and distance teaching institutions. They perform various roles such as facilitating learning of subject matter content, assessing assignments, providing motivation and encouragement, and supervising research/term papers/project work. Each of these roles requires specific…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Tutors, Teacher Competencies
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Mishra, Sanjaya – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses use of the Web for online instruction and presents a design framework for creating online learning environments. Highlights include approaches to instruction, including behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism; learning activities; content; learner support; and application of the framework for a graduate course at the Indira Gandhi…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Content Analysis
Mishra, Sanjaya, Ed.; Sharma, Ramesh C., Ed. – Idea Group Publishing, 2005
"Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various educational settings. The book discusses issues related to planning, designing and development of interactive multimedia in a persuasive tone and style, offering rich research…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Engineering Education, Cartography
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Mishra, Sanjaya – Indian Journal of Open Learning, 1998
Reviews the distance-education research literature from the viewpoint of its structure, methodological concerns, and priority areas. Concludes that researchers in open and distance education are very much concerned over the importance of research, methodological rigour, ethical issues and research reporting. Contains 36 references. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Research, Ethics, Higher Education
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Mishra, Sanjaya – Indian Journal of Open Learning, 1997
Analyzes periodical literature on distance education, covering four refereed journals, and concludes that: researchers in distance education use mostly the survey method; use of citations is a common practice; there is a trend towards collaborative research; 80% of papers originate from five countries; and research on learner-centered issues…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Distance Education, Educational Research, Nontraditional Education
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Mishra, Sanjaya – Indian Journal of Open Learning, 1999
Reports on the nature of interaction during one-way video and two-way audio teleconference sessions at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) based on recording of actual interaction and participants' reactions. Suggests a design for an ideal teleconference session, based on findings of the study. Includes seven tables. (AEF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, Audiovisual Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Mishra, Sanjaya; Gaba, Ashok Kumar – Indian Journal of Open Learning, 2001
Presents results of a study on the use of learning activities in self-instructional materials by distance learners of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). It shows that learners make use of the activities extensively as they have positive perceptions about benefits of Self-Assessment Questions and Terminal Questions given in the…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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