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Lee, Minhye; Lim, Jieun – Distance Education, 2023
The role of motivation in online learning has been explored mostly as a predictor of course retention or satisfaction, rather than as an adaptive outcome in itself. We thus aimed to investigate how the features of motivation develop in online courses during the semester and how students' perceived teaching and social presences influence their…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Starks, Allison – Distance Education, 2022
Online and distance education strategies offer a path for closing opportunity gaps for students with disabilities because of digital technologies' flexibility and capacity for differentiation, but fully online schooling does always guarantee an inclusive education. The COVID-19-induced shift to remote learning highlighted the need for more insight…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities, Distance Education
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Tang, Hengtao; Bao, Yu – Distance Education, 2021
Open educational resources (OER) are a cost-effective alternative to traditional textbooks for K-12 teachers to provide differentiated instruction at a much lower cost. However, teachers have to overcome barriers to implement OER in their classrooms, especially if cultural and economic factors are considered. To help each teacher overcome…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Barriers
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Veletsianos, George; Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Distance Education, 2012
We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12 students at a distance. Results highlight the personal and professional impacts this opportunity had on teachers, including their empowering, fulfilling,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Ramos, Fernando; Taju, Gulamo; Canuto, Louisette – Distance Education, 2011
Over the past six years, the authors have been project leaders for three distance education initiatives in Cape Verde and Mozambique: (1) a blended learning master's degree in multimedia in education for faculty in Cape Verdean public higher education institutions (2005-2008); (2) a teacher training programme for 1375 elementary teachers provided…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Townsend, Latricia; Brady, Kevin – Distance Education, 2010
Eight teams of elementary and middle school teachers developed pilot online courses for the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) in the USA. A qualitative case study with focus groups and a follow-up survey helped to identify common needs of these non-traditional course designers during course development efforts. Findings suggest virtual…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Web Based Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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Potter, Charles; Naidoo, Gordon – Distance Education, 2009
This article focuses on the challenges involved in conducting evaluations of interactive radio programmes in South Africa with large numbers of schools, teachers, and learners. It focuses on the role such large-scale evaluation has played during the South African radio learning programme's development stage, as well as during its subsequent…
Descriptors: Educational Radio, Programming (Broadcast), Distance Education, Foreign Countries