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Yasmin, Dr. – Distance Education, 2013
This paper demonstrates the meaningful application of learning analytics for determining dropout predictors in the context of open and distance learning in a large developing country. The study was conducted at the Directorate of Distance Education at the University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India. This study employed a quantitative research…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Universities, Predictor Variables, Student Behavior
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Vyas, R.; Albright, S.; Walker, D.; Zachariah, A.; Lee, M. Y. – Distance Education, 2010
Christian Medical College (CMC), India, and Tufts University School of Medicine, USA, have developed an "institutional hub and spokes" model (campus-based e-learning supporting m-learning in the field) to facilitate clinical education and training at remote secondary hospital sites across India. Iterative research, design, development,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technical Support, Management Systems, Medical Schools
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Balasubramanian, K.; Thamizoli, P.; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kanwar, Asha – Distance Education, 2010
This article is an attempt to study the role of mobile phones in the non-formal and informal context among rural women from resource poor communities. In particular, it focuses on the women's control over the mobile phone as a learning tool through the domestication of technologies. The distance learning, gender dimensions, and use of technologies…
Descriptors: Females, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bawane, Jyoti; Spector, J. Michael – Distance Education, 2009
Online instructors need to take on a multi-dimensional role and to be an effective online educator they are required to possess a varied and wider range of competencies. Preparing teachers for online education involves preparing them for a wide variety of roles and developing related competencies. However, the extent of emphasis required to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Competency Based Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Chari, Hemlata; Haughey, Margaret – Distance Education, 2006
There are many reasons why Indian open universities are adding online learning opportunities to their course offerings. Two universities, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), have been developing online aspects of their programs for some years. This article documents the…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Panda, Santosh – Distance Education, 2005
Following initial scepticism, the growth and developments within distance education in India have been tremendous. This paper records those developments in one of the largest distance education systems in the world with regard to its contribution to national development. The paper also examines curricular programmes, access and equity, media and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Empowerment