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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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Kasch, Julia; van Rosmalen, Peter; Löhr, Ansje; Klemke, Roland; Antonaci, Alessandra; Kalz, Marco – Distance Education, 2021
Various studies advocate training students prior to a peer-feedback activity to ensure high quality of feedback. Next to investing in students' peer-feedback skills, it is important to focus on the underlying perceptions since perceptions influence learning behavior. We implemented an online peer-feedback training session in a massive open online…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, College Students, Online Courses
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Sime, Julie-Ann; Themelis, Chryssa – Distance Education, 2020
Visual media and virtual reality are now a common features of distance education environments. This has boosted research into questions surrounding visual media and technologies for educators' professional development and teaching practice. This research explored educators' views on identity and teaching presence in visual media in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Henderikx, Maartje A.; Kreijns, Karel; Kalz, Marco – Distance Education, 2017
In this paper we present an alternative typology for determining success and dropout in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This typology takes the perspectives of MOOC-takers into account and is based on the their intentions and subsequent behaviour. An explorative study using two MOOCs was carried out to test the applicability of the typology.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Success, Dropout Rate, Intention
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Martens, Rob; Bastiaens, Theo; Kirschner, Paul A. – Distance Education, 2007
Many forms of e-learning (such as online courses with authentic tasks and computer-supported collaborative learning) have become important in distance education. Very often, such e-learning courses or tasks are set up following constructivist design principles. Often, this leads to learning environments with authentic problems in ill-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Open Universities, Online Courses
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Tattersall, Colin; Waterink, Wim; Hoppener, Pierre; Koper, Rob – Distance Education, 2006
Open and distance learning (ODL) gives learners control of the time, place, and pace of learning, often being characterized as flexible learning. However, this flexibility goes hand-in-hand with procrastination and non-completion. As a result, the efficiency of the educational process is of importance to ODL providers, government funding agencies,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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van Enckevort, G. – Distance Education, 1984
Argues that needs research generally is not a good means for deciding whether a new institute should be or can be established and provides examples of needs research undertaken by the Staff Bureau for Research and Evaluation of the Dutch Open University. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Kirschner, Paul; And Others – Distance Education, 1993
Discusses the perceived importance of practical components in natural science undergraduate programs in distance and residential universities in the Netherlands. Surveys of faculty responsible for undergraduate practicals rated general and specific learning objectives. (Contains 26 references.) (SLW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Processes, Distance Education
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Wagemans, Leo; Dochy, Filip – Distance Education, 1991
Discusses the importance of experience and experiential learning in distance education. Models of prior knowledge and experiential learning are discussed, the measurement of experiential learning is described, a model of the portfolio assessment method is explained, and implications for Dutch higher education and the Open University are suggested.…
Descriptors: College Credits, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Experiential Learning