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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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Balboni, Giulia; Perrucci, Vittore; Cacciamani, Stefano; Zumbo, Bruno D. – Distance Education, 2018
Creating a sense of community in online classes contributes to student retention and to their overall satisfaction with the course itself. This study aimed to develop a scale of sense of community of students attending online university courses. A series of ordinal exploratory factor analyses were conducted on data obtained from 839 students…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Test Construction, Sense of Community, Online Courses
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Persico, Donatella; Pozzi, Francesca; Sarti, Luigi – Distance Education, 2010
Monitoring the learning process in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments is a key element for supporting the efficacy of tutor actions. This article proposes an approach for analysing learning processes in a CSCL environment to support tutors in their monitoring tasks. The approach entails tracking the interactions within…
Descriptors: Cues, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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Hilton, John L., III; Graham, Charles; Rich, Peter; Wiley, David – Distance Education, 2010
The authors studied a course in which an instructor allowed individuals at a distance to participate. Although these students were not formally enrolled in the university where the class took place, the instructor gave them full access to all course materials and encouraged them to complete course assignments. The authors examined the time and…
Descriptors: Time Management, Conventional Instruction, Education Courses, Graduate Study
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Alvino, Serena; Asensio-Perez, Juan I.; Dimitriadis, Yannis; Hernandez-Leo, Davinia – Distance Education, 2009
Distance and blended collaborative learning settings are usually characterized by different "social structures" defined in terms of groups' number, dimension, and composition; these structures are variable and can change within the same activity. This variability poses additional complexity to instructional designers, when they are…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Educational Principles, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Manca, Stefania; Delfino, Manuela – Distance Education, 2007
This study investigated how the participants of an online learning course employed figurative language to express their emotions and feelings during the learning experience. Textual analysis was carried out in the social and metacognitive discussion areas as those related to the expression of the social dimension. Its aim was to analyze the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Educational Environment, Online Courses, Figurative Language
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Trentin, Guglielmo; Scimeca, Santi – Distance Education, 1999
Considers the roles and the process that characterize the design of online distance education courses, especially when the online tutors are not real experts in the course content domain. Describes an Italian pilot project that studies the use of Information and and Communication Technologies (ICT) in in-service teacher training. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Distance Education