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Stadler, Matthias; Kolb, Nicola; Sailer, Michael – Distance Education, 2021
To slow the spread of COVID-19, many universities have had to move to online teaching, which entails changing exams from in-person to online. Online exams can facilitate cheating when there is no direct proctoring. To provide some form of control in unproctored exams, Cluskey et al. (2011) suggested having substantial time pressure; yet there are…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, 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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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Klingsieck, Katrin B.; Fries, Stefan; Horz, Claudia; Hofer, Manfred – Distance Education, 2012
Procrastination, putting off until tomorrow what should have been done today, is a self-regulation failure that is widespread among students. Although plenty of research has emerged regarding academic procrastination, hardly any research endeavor regarding procrastination in distance university settings exists. This lack of research is even more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Distance Education, Life Satisfaction
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Muller, Klaus; And Others – Distance Education, 1985
Discusses development of Didaktik, a teaching and learning theory which investigates relationships between disciplined-based and general teaching theories; discusses the need for concretization of general teaching models in terms of discipline-based teaching theory in distance education; and postulates the necessity of a theory of distance…
Descriptors: Development, Distance Education, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries
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Fritsch, Helmut – Distance Education, 1995
The reunification process in Germany and its effect on distance education policies and practices in the East provide an occasion to test the relevance of the Fordist framework. Discussion includes characteristics of a neo- or post-Fordist distance education system, the failure of Fordism as a theory of industrialized society, and the Fordism…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories