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Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
In the United States, students are assigned to public schools based on where they live. School districts have set boundaries and students living in the neighborhoods within those boundaries attend the district's schools. The district's boundaries are further delineated into attendance zones, in which particular homes and neighborhoods are assigned…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Open Enrollment, School Choice
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Tezuka, Takaharu; Tezuka, Yui – Childhood Education, 2021
Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan, is an innovative school design. The building itself, designed by Tezuka Architects, is a key part of the children's education. In this article, the architects describe how the project developed and their inspirations and goals for this unique education facility that places children at the center. The spaces…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Play, Foreign Countries
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Conrad, Dianne; Bozkurt, Aras; Aydin, Cengiz Hakan; Bedenlier, Svenja; Jung, Insung; Stöter, Joachim; Veletsianos, George; Blaschke, Lisa Marie; Bond, Melissa; Broens, Andrea; Bruhn, Elisa; Dolch, Carina; Kalz, Marco; Kerres, Michael; Kondakci, Yasar; Marin, Victoria; Mayrberger, Kerstin; Müskens, Wolfgang; Naidu, Som; Qayyum, Adnan; Roberts, Jennifer; Sangrà, Albert; Loglo, Frank Senyo; van Tryon, Patricia J. Slagter; Xiao, Junhong – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This paper explores elements of open education within the context of higher education. After an introduction to the origins of open education and its theoretical foundations, the topics of open and distance learning, international education issues in open education, open educational practices and scholarship, open educational resources, MOOCs,…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Open Educational Resources, Online Courses
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van de Oudeweetering, Karmijn; Decuypere, Mathias – Learning, Media and Technology, 2021
Captured under the umbrella term Open Education, a wide range of educational initiatives has been popping up in the educational landscape. This study aims to offer empirical ground for understanding how Open Education introduces new forms of education. It does so by focusing on one initiative, namely the Interactive Open Online Courses included in…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Croft, Benjamin; Brown, Monica – Distance Education, 2020
Open education has long been forwarded as a producer of equity. However, there currently exists a lack of critical engagement with issues of justice in open educational practices (OEP). Although the affordances of open education have potential for increasing equity, creating knowledge alongside learners is inherently rife with complexities for…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Justice, Equal Education, Open Education
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Lee, Sam Youl; Jung, Minseo – Education Sciences, 2021
Open innovation (OI) has become an essential business model for big tech companies and innovation ecosystems. However, most STEM high schools in the United States do not have appropriate OI programs for students. This paper explores how various perspectives on open innovation as an emerging trend in the entrepreneurial ecosystem can link with STEM…
Descriptors: Case Studies, STEM Education, High School Students, Entrepreneurship
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Burgard, Tanja; Bosnjak, Michael; Studtrucker, Robert – Research Synthesis Methods, 2022
To enable optimal decision-making based on the best evidence available, open syntheses are called for. To make data accessible and comprehensible even for decision-makers without proficient knowledge in meta-analysis, a graphical user interface (GUI) provides flexible data visualizations including interpretation aids. Moreover, due to a growing…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Meta Analysis, Synthesis, Metadata
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Verducci, Susan – Educational Theory, 2019
Open-mindedness is typically considered an intellectual virtue that brings humans into (closer) contact with reality and its complexities. In this essay, Susan Verducci expands the ways we typically think of cultivating open-mindedness in classrooms to include the practice of engagement with the visual and performing arts. Working with the arts…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, World Views, Ethics, Teaching Methods
Dueck, Myron – Educational Leadership, 2021
Big events lead to big changes. The COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown of normal life have been devastating--in lives lost; long-term health effects; unemployment; and copious doses of anxiety and mental health problems, to name a few after-effects. Despite the challenges, however--or perhaps because of them--the author believes there will be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Educational Assessment
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Bingölbali, Erhan; Bingölbali, Ferhan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
This study explores the affordances that the open-ended questions hold in comparison with those of closed-ended questions through examining 6th grade students' performance on a mathematics test. For this purpose, a questionnaire including 2 open-ended and 2 closed-ended questions was applied to 36 6th grade students. The questions were prepared in…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Test Format, Test Items, Responses
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Zuhairi, Aminudin; Raymundo, Maria Rowena Del Rosario; Mir, Kamran – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) has always become universal concerns of stakeholders. The quality of ODL has been confronted with challenges in terms of the diversity of inputs, processes, the complex supply chain management of ODL and recent paradigm shift into online learning. Assuring the quality of ODL are…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college students are faced with a variety of complex procedures and decisions, from navigating financial aid applications and lengthy course lists, all the while determining how these immediate choices will serve their long-term educational goals. For many individuals either thinking about community college or already enrolled, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Characteristics, College Administration
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Al Abri, Maimoona H.; Bannan, Brenda; Dabbagh, Nada – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2022
Shifting from open educational resources (OER) to open educational practices (OEP) is the next stage in the OER movement, but there have been few attempts to understand how the next phase in this movement will be achieved. Addressing this question can uncover the potential benefits of OER besides cost reduction. The current study represents the…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Program Development, College Students, Intervention
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McLeod, Julie; Rosén Rasmussen, Lisa – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
This article explores the take-up and imaginaries of open-plan schooling during the 1970s, drawing on examples from Denmark and Victoria (Australia). As well as expressing new forms of classroom design and pedagogical praxis, open plan classrooms stood for reimagining schooling as a social institution and to possibilities for remaking student and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Classroom Design, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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McDonald, Paula – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Participation in open market internships by higher education students and graduates has significantly expanded. This has created growing opportunities for intermediaries or 'brokers' to organise and charge fees for placing individuals in organisations, either in their home country or abroad. Despite being voluntary, open market internships may be…
Descriptors: College Students, College Graduates, Internship Programs, Job Placement
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