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Suresh Krishnasamy; Edward Narayan – Distance Education, 2024
To deliver a comprehensive learning experience while shifting to online teaching due to COVID-19, educators at The University of Queensland (Australia) adopted Lt, a cloud-based platform, to overcome the challenges of delivering animal anatomy practicals. A two-phased study was conducted to evaluate the use of Lt for both online and on-campus…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Anatomy, Animals
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Alice Brown; Jill Lawrence; Megan Axelsen; Petrea Redmond; Joanna Turner; Suzanne Maloney; Linda Galligan – Distance Education, 2024
Nudging has been used in a range of fields to shape citizens' behavior and promote public priorities. However, in educational contexts, nudges have only been explored relatively recently, with limited but promising evidence for the role of nudging used to increase engagement in online study, particularly in higher education. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intervention, Learning Management Systems
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Burke, Katie; Baker, William; Hobdell, Glenda – Distance Education, 2023
Online learning has radically altered educational access; however, challenges emerge for learning domains relying on practical learning experiences, such as the creative arts. Research shows praxis is vital to effective arts teacher preparation. However, as Australian initial teacher educators, we noted the challenges of engaging online students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Learning, Art Education
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Whitehead, Andrea J.; Beak, Kelly. M.; Russell, Trevor; Ross, Megan H. – Distance Education, 2023
COVID-19 restrictions prompted change to clinical placements for students, including a move to a remote supervision model where students, clinical educators, and patients were geographically remote from each other but connected via videoconferencing technology. A total of seven students and 11 clinical educators from occupational therapy and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Videoconferencing, COVID-19
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Broadbent, Jaclyn; Howe, Wren D. W. – Distance Education, 2023
Online help-seeking refers to a learner's willingness to seek help in online learning environments. Counterintuitively, studies of help-seeking have found mixed results for the relationship between help-seeking and academic achievement. We hypothesized that these mixed findings might, in part, be accounted for by the confidence level of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, College Students
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Terry D. Evans; Viktor Jakupec – Distance Education, 2023
This article considers selected Australian and international theories, policies, and practices of open and distance education, since ODLAA (formerly the Australian and South Pacific External Studies Association) was formed in 1973, through to the current post-pandemic period. It considers the shifting conceptualization of open education as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Open Universities
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Stuart, Jaimee; O'Donnell, Alexander W.; Scott, Riley; O'Donnell, Karlee; Lund, Rochelle; Barber, Bonnie – Distance Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted widespread transitions to remote teaching and learning in the higher education sector, bringing challenges for both educators and students. This study investigated links between student engagement with distinct types of remote teaching (asynchronous and synchronous) and academic outcomes (grade point average and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
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Zhu, Meina – Distance Education, 2021
The management of self-directed learning is especially critical for massive open online course (MOOC) learners. This mixed-method study investigated MOOC instructors' strategies to facilitate learners' self-management skills for SDL. The study used three data sources: (a) an online survey with 198 MOOC instructors; (b) semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Belt, Eric S.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2021
The use of video has become commonplace in education today. Educators are engaging students with video communication technology more frequently than ever before, given COVID-19. However, questions remain on how instructors use video as a communication and teaching tool in online and blended courses. The purpose of this literature review was to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Eliyahu-Levi, Dolly – Distance Education, 2020
Multicultural dialogue has an important socio-educational role in light of demographic changes. Research shows that attracting international students to campus or sending them abroad is not enough (Ashwill, 2004; de Hei et al., 2019). Therefore, the higher education system should design programs that expose students to international contexts…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Peer Relationship, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning
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Muir, Tracey; Milthorpe, Naomi; Stone, Cathy; Dyment, Janet; Freeman, Elizabeth; Hopwood, Belinda – Distance Education, 2019
Although there is ample research into student engagement in online learning, much of this investigates the student experience through surveys administered at a fixed point in time, usually at the exit point of a single unit of study or course. The study described in this paper, by contrast, aimed to understand online student engagement over a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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Koseoglu, Suzan; Bozkurt, Aras – Distance Education, 2018
This paper presents a review of peer-reviewed publications (2007-2017) on digital open educational practices (OEPs). It explores trends and patterns in this emerging area of study by examining paper abstracts and bibliographic data indexed in the Scopus database using a combination of descriptive statistics, text mining, social network analysis,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Technology Integration
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Hillier, Mathew – Distance Education, 2018
This paper explores a proposal for an off-line e-learning platform that will provide a bridge for digitally unconnected students and educators to join the contemporary information and communications technology (ICT) intensive world. Individual remote and unconnected learners face a chicken and egg problem for engagement with contemporary…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Program Proposals, Systems Approach
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McManus, Dean; Dryer, Rachel; Henning, Marcus – Distance Education, 2017
Online education is widely regarded as increasing accessibility to higher education to individuals with disadvantage and disability, including those with a mental health disability. However, the learning challenges these students experience within the online learning environment are not well understood. The purpose of this qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Barriers, Distance Education, Online Courses, Mental Disorders
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Dargusch, Joanne; Harris, Lois R.; Reid-Searl, Kerry; Taylor, Benjamin A. – Distance Education, 2017
While online courses provide opportunities for a range of assessment tools and resources, little is known about how lecturers might best provide assessment cues to support diverse cohorts. This study explored how lecturers communicate messages about assessment expectations to first-year students in two courses at an Australian regional university…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method
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