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Pitt, Rebecca; Jordan, Katy; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Farrow, Robert; Weller, Martin – Distance Education, 2020
There has been little research into the impact of textbook costs on higher education in the United Kingdom. To better understand textbook use patterns and the issues faced by UK students and educators the UK Open Textbooks Project (2017-2018, http://ukopentextbooks.org/) conducted quantitative survey research with United Kingdom educators in…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Open Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Jaber, Rowaida; Kennedy, Eileen – Distance Education, 2017
This paper argues that identity may be key to understanding why social presence has been considered so important to successful learning experiences. A qualitative case study of 10 students and 4 tutors in an online postgraduate education program was conducted. The research applied the work of Goffman to explain the relationship between social…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Courses, Distance Education
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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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Howard, Dawn C. – Distance Education, 1985
Reviews research on the cognitive and affective processes engaged in by learners as they read which determine reading effectiveness and addresses implications of findings for college level study skills instruction, particularly remedial instruction of distance learners. Suggested features of a study skills program, its presentation, and program…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Distance Education