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Huang, Biyun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Hew, Khe Foon; Warning, Peter – Distance Education, 2019
Gamification offers potential for improving students' online discussion quantity and the depth of discussion content. However, very few studies have examined the social network patterns when students are posting and providing peer-feedback to each other in gamification-based environments. In response to those gaps, this study used a learning…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Peer Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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Ng, Clarence – Distance Education, 2018
Outcome-focused career goals are concerned about studying for tangible career benefits. To what extent do these goals motivate distance learners to learn? Using a mixed-method design, Study 1 found that career-focused learners, when compared with noncareer-focused counterparts, had a propensity to endorse outcome-focused career goals, use surface…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Distance Education, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Ng, Clarence – Distance Education, 2017
Can mastery and performance-approach goals predict distance learners' learning and achievement in different learning situations over an academic year? Using a prospective longitudinal design, the current study examined this research question using a cohort of distance learners in Hong Kong. Two hundred and seventy-two distance learners completed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Adult Learning, Mastery Learning
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Kember, David – Distance Education, 1998
Questions the suitability of instructional design as a framework for educational development; proposes action research (collaboration, participation, democratic decision making, critical self examination) as an alternative approach; and presents the Action Learning Project (Hong Kong) as an example of how action research can be put into practice.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperation, Educational Development, Foreign Countries
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Li, Natalia; Lee, Kenneth; Kember, David – Distance Education, 2000
Discussion of self-direction in adult education, andragogy, and open learning focuses on a study that examined ways in which new students adjusted to part-time study in Hong Kong. Highlights include results of interviews with students; personal autonomy; time management; developing study skills; and assistance towards self-direction. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Andragogy, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Clarrie; Lundin, Roy; Daunt, Carol – Distance Education, 1997
Describes a video conferencing project involving distance education Masters students in Australia and Hong Kong. Highlights purpose, dialogical approach, and nature of interaction, and presents the project evaluation findings. Concludes that the project demonstrated the feasibility, viability, and effectiveness of teleconferencing as a mode of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Delivery Systems, Distance Education
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Zhang, Wei-yuan; Yeung, Lai-hung Au – Distance Education, 2003
The purpose of this paper is to report on the development of the first online self-directed inventory on the measurement of academic programme preferences (MAPP) for potential students at the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). In this study, trait-factor theory and personality type theory were employed. 1,963 respondents in Hong Kong were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Lifelong Learning, Distance Education