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Grace Yue Qi; Gillian Skyrme; Cynthia J. White – Distance Education, 2024
This paper proposes a distance-based doctoral supervisory model to support students in the process of navigating self, agency, and emotions over their doctoral journey. The model emerged through our examination of the lived experiences of three Chinese female doctoral students who, though enrolled as internal students in our New Zealand…
Descriptors: Supervision, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Models
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Forbes, Dianne; Gedera, Dilani; Brown, Cheryl; Hartnett, Maggie; Datt, Ashwini – Distance Education, 2023
Online strategies designed to enable practical learning were in use prior to the pandemic. Nevertheless, in response to the rapid shift to online delivery during lockdowns, face-to-face practical learning was often postponed and replaced with traditional transmissive and theory-focused modes. This paper reports undergraduate and postgraduate…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Active Learning
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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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Lawrence, Belinda – Distance Education, 2018
Innovation is a key goal of many tertiary education and distance learning providers. This research explores how teachers and educational designers across three New Zealand tertiary institutions worked to innovatively achieve teaching goals. A longitudinal design using the Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) framework explored the influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education, Instructional Innovation
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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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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Distance Education, 2017
A supportive online learning environment entails teachers using effective pedagogical practices to meet the needs of their students and developing a positive teacher-student relationship to foster learner motivation and engagement. This paper reports a study investigating how 32 secondary teachers in New Zealand taught their online distance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Thistoll, Tony; Yates, Anne – Distance Education, 2016
This article reports two studies undertaken at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, a vocational distance education (DE) provider, where course completion rates have risen to match those of face-to-face technical institutions. A simple model of student engagement is presented, which reflects the triality between the student, institution, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Graduation Rate
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Haggerty, Carmel E. – Distance Education, 2015
Academic workloads in online learning are influenced by many variables, the complexity of which makes it difficult to measure academic workloads in isolation. While researching issues associated with academic workloads, professional development stood out as having a substantive impact on academic workloads. Many academics in applied health degrees…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Faculty Workload
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Forbes, Dianne; Khoo, Elaine – Distance Education, 2015
This paper reports on a case study of an online pre-service teacher education course in a New Zealand university aimed at exploring the potential of student-generated podcasts as a form of interactive formative assessment at a distance. The study was part of a wider two-year funded project with the overall goal of documenting, developing, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Sun, Susan Y. H. – Distance Education, 2014
This study builds on this author's 2011 article in which the author reflects on the pedagogical challenges and resultant changes made while teaching two fully online foreign language papers over a four-year period (Y. H. S. Sun (2011). Online language teaching: The pedagogical challenges. "Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Second Language Learning
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Earl, Kerry – Distance Education, 2013
Tertiary educators (and their institutions) are turning to technology to help meet increased demands in a changing environment. Assessment is one area where such moves are being made. This paper reminds us that assessment is more than a summative check on student knowledge and skills, it is an experience and part of the communication, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Assignments, Test Format
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Murphy, Angela – Distance Education, 2013
Open educational resources and open education practices have the potential to lower costs and increase participation in higher education. One hundred and ten individuals from higher education institutions around the world participated in a survey aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are currently implementing open…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Resources
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Lawrence, Belinda; Lentle-Keenan, Samantha – Distance Education, 2013
This research examines the relationship between teaching beliefs and practice, institutional constraints, and the uptake of Web-based technology for teaching in higher education. Semistructured interviews were conducted with six teachers at a New Zealand tertiary institution. Using inductive analysis and cultural historical activity theory, themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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Bossu, Carina; Bull, David; Brown, Mark – Distance Education, 2012
This article discusses the role of open and distance learning to widen participation and promote social inclusion within Australian higher education, as well as the benefits that open educational resources (OER) could bring to that context. It also explores some of the most relevant social inclusion policies and related initiatives developed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Education, Distance Education
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Nichols, Mark – Distance Education, 2010
To improve student retention in distance education, Simpson suggested in 2003 that institutions analyse their own retention characteristics and "spot the leaks." In 2008 the Centre for Distance Learning at Laidlaw College, New Zealand, employed two part-time academic support coordinators in an effort to improve student retention and…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Intervention, Academic Support Services
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