NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Distance Education20
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Copyright Law 19761
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 20 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mays, Tony John; Aluko, Folake Ruth – Distance Education, 2019
This paper responds in part to a special edition of this journal (39/2) on dual-mode provision. We were concerned that contact providers might drift into distance education provision through extending campus-based online learning without first thinking through the underpinning implications of its administrative systems, an issue that was not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fresen, Jill W. – Distance Education, 2018
Distance education reaches out to non-traditional students in geographically dispersed locations, who are unable to attend face-to-face classes. Contact institutions have been quick to realise the many advantages of distance (online) learning, such as easy access to learning materials, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Distance Education, Models, Case Studies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Roberts, Jennifer – Distance Education, 2018
The roles of distance education teaching staff are changing, necessitating role clarity and the development of appropriate competency frameworks. This article investigates the perceptions of the teaching and research staff at the University of South Africa, regarding the current and future roles of distance educators, their own competencies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Singh, Divya; Ramutsheli, Mashamaite Peterlia – Distance Education, 2016
Personal information is among the most significant assets for businesses today, and clear transactional rules are becoming increasingly important. Organizations, including universities, are charged with more responsibility than ever to protect the personal information used during the course of their business, specifically student data. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Database Management Systems
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
van den Berg, Geesje; Joffe, Muriel; Porto, Stella C. S. – Distance Education, 2016
In many parts of the world online education is still taking shape and faces many obstacles, including insufficient numbers of professionals prepared to teach using new technologies. This paper is a case study of academic capacity building to determine how a partnership between the University of South Africa (Unisa) and the University of Maryland…
Descriptors: Role, Partnerships in Education, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hülsmann, Thomas; Shabalala, Lindiwe – Distance Education, 2016
The principal contradiction of online distance education is the disparity that exists between economies of scale and the new interactive capabilities of digital technologies. This is particularly felt where mega-universities in developing countries seek to make better use of these affordances while at the same time protecting their economies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Curriculum Design
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bezuidenhout, Adéle – Distance Education, 2015
The changing work roles and resulting workloads of distance educators hold significant implications for the wellbeing and mental health of academics. New work roles include redesigning curricula for online delivery, increasing staff-student ratios and demands for student-support, management of part-time staff, and 24-h availability. This research…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Distance Education, Well Being, Mental Health
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gous, Ignatius G. P.; Roberts, Jennifer J. – Distance Education, 2015
Management of time and workload is influenced by the quality of awareness of impacting factors. Faculty has to attend to many responsibilities, with technology in teaching a recent but game-changing impacting factor. This article is a case study which explores the metacognitive awareness of the impact of technology on teaching, learning and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Technological Advancement, Faculty Workload, Decision Making
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Murray, Jessica; Byrne, Deirdre; Koenig-Visagie, Leandra – Distance Education, 2013
The University of South Africa (UNISA) has recently redesigned its honors degree in Gender Studies. The course design team members have been mindful of three key factors while redesigning this degree. First, we are aligning our course design with the demands of open and distance learning (ODL) and UNISA's institutional move to online delivery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Distance Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – Distance Education, 2012
Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Student Role
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Harley, Ken – Distance Education, 2011
Open educational resources (OER) are gaining ascendancy in education, particularly in higher education. Logic suggests that the potential benefits of OER are likely to be greatest in resource-poor contexts such as Africa. However, little is known about the feasibility and sustainability of their use in African institutions. In the Health OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Feasibility Studies, Sustainability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sapire, Ingrid; Reed, Yvonne – Distance Education, 2011
In South Africa, poor performance of learners in mathematics across the school system is a problem demanding new solutions. One possible solution is to try to raise standards through the use of open educational resources (OER). This article presents and discusses findings from a case study of a collaborative OER development project initiated by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ncube, Caroline B. – Distance Education, 2011
This report draws primarily on the results of the recently concluded African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project, which investigated copyright and access to learning materials in face-to-face, distance education (DE), and dual-mode tertiary educational institutions in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Subotzky, George; Prinsloo, Paul – Distance Education, 2011
The article presents a socio-critical model and framework for understanding, predicting, and enhancing student success developed at the University of South Africa. An extensive literature review indicated that predominant models from international contact institutions were of partial application in this context. Integrating socio-critical,…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Roberts, Nicky; Vanska, Riitta – Distance Education, 2011
This article introduces the Nokia Mobile Learning for Mathematics Project in South Africa, which made use of mobile technology to support mathematics learning at 30 public secondary schools. It draws on the evaluation of this project from January to June 2010. The article discusses learner access to mobile devices, learner and teacher uptake and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2