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Lockee, Barbara B.; Bond, M. Aaron; McGowin, Brooke Marton; Blevins, Samantha J. – Distance Education, 2022
Factors that drive delivery mode decisions are multifaceted and often necessarily go beyond instructional design needs. Additional influencing factors include logistical, technical, and policy considerations. The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the many opportunities and challenges that accompany the chosen distance delivery mode, prompting the need…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Delivery Systems, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Maina, Marcelo Fabián; Santos-Hermosa, Gema; Mancini, Federica; Guàrdia Ortiz, Lourdes – Distance Education, 2020
This article presents the implementation of an assessment model for generic competences in K-12 enabled by open educational practices. It showcases a digital competence assessment model that outlines the design of competence assessment scenarios constructed by means of a collaborative process involving teachers from six European countries,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Technological Literacy, Teacher Collaboration
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Bonk, Curtis J. – Distance Education, 2020
The mandate for K-12 and higher education instructors to teach online during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a wide range of experiences, preferences, challenges, complaints, and successes; especially in terms of synchronous forms of instruction. For much of 2020, many educators hesitantly and nervously transitioned to online environments while…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Correia, Ana-Paula; Liu, Chenxi; Xu, Fan – Distance Education, 2020
This study analyzed four widely used videoconferencing systems: Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and WhatsApp. Using experiential e-learning as the framework for analysis, this study examined the systems' general characteristics, learning-related features, and usability. We conducted an analytical evaluation and analyzed system features in regard to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Videoconferencing, Educational Quality
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Arnesen, Karen T.; Hveem, Joshua; Short, Cecil R.; West, Richard E.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the research literature in the field of K-12 online learning to identify the leading scholars, journals, top cited articles, research methods, and topics in this field of inquiry. Our research process involved collecting a corpus of journal articles focused on K-12 online and distance learning; categorizing these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Journal Articles
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Pulham, Emily; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2018
This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Xie, Kui; Lu, Lin; Cheng, Sheng-Lun; Izmirli, Serkan – Distance Education, 2017
Research has focused on the significance of social presence in online learning. However, peer interaction does not always result in positive emotions and feelings; it can trigger tension, distress, and anger within a learning community. Therefore, conflictual presence, as a carrier of negative valence within presence, is also a critical element…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Discourse Analysis, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Moore-Adams, Brianne L.; Jones, W. Monty; Cohen, Jonathan – Distance Education, 2016
There is a growing need for qualified online instructors to teach the expanding population of online K-12 students. To meet this need, teachers must be provided learning opportunities to acquire the specific types of knowledge and skills necessary to teach online. In this systematic review of the literature, we utilize the TPACK framework to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher-student interaction and academic performance at an asynchronous, self-paced, statewide virtual high school. Academic performance was measured by grade awarded and course completion. There were 2269 students who responded to an 18-item survey designed to measure student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2013
Inaccurate predictions about educational technology are discussed, and the tendency for them to go unchallenged. Their global generalizability is questionable when the expertise underlying them is restricted to local contexts or is unknown. The limitations of futuristic studies need to be stressed to prevent their conclusions from being applied…
Descriptors: Prediction, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas)
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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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Harding, Terry – Distance Education, 2012
This reflection outlines the problems associated with the Australian Government's recurrent funding policy for non-government distance education. It demonstrates the policy's inconsistencies with stated government educational policy and with commonly held expectations of fairness in a democratic society. A comparison of the current funding of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Distance Education, Democracy, Prior Learning
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Scanlon, Eileen – Distance Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential of free tools, particularly inquiry tools for influencing participation in twenty-first-century learning in science, as well as influencing the development of communities around tools. Two examples are presented: one on the development of an open source tool for structured inquiry learning that can bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Observation, Science Instruction
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Halverson, Lisa R.; Graham, Charles R.; Spring, Kristian J.; Drysdale, Jeffery S. – Distance Education, 2012
Blended learning is a diverse and expanding area of design and inquiry that combines face-to-face and online modalities. As blended learning research matures, numerous voices enter the conversation. This study begins the search for the center of this emerging area of study by finding the most cited scholarship on blended learning. Using Harzing's…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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