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Martínez-Hernández, Ana – Distance Education, 2022
With the abrupt onset of the global lockdown in spring 2020, teachers had to adjust their teaching mode by using videoconferencing platforms for several months. In the academic year 2020-2021, instruction shifted to a mode of blended learning where face-to-face lessons were prioritized, and remote learning was employed in specific contexts. This…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teaching Experience, Videoconferencing, COVID-19
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Espasa, A.; Guasch, T.; Mayordomo, R. M.; Martinez-Melo, M. – Distance Education, 2022
Although the literature on feedback processes has identified two approaches to feedback--more transmissive or more dialogical--there is little empirical evidence of how students perceive feedback practices, particularly in online education. Moreover, there is a lack of research addressing previous experience with online feedback (frequency,…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Learner Engagement
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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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Becerra-Alonso, David; Lopez-Cobo, Isabel; Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco; Barbera, Elena – Distance Education, 2020
This article describes the development of an application for the grading and provision of feedback on educational processes. The too, named "EduZinc," enables instructors to go through the complete process of creating and evaluating the activities and materials of a course. The application enables for the simultaneous management of two…
Descriptors: Grading, Feedback (Response), Student Centered Learning, Educational Technology
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Henderikx, Maartje; Kreijns, Karel; Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Kalz, Marco – Distance Education, 2019
MOOCs are promising opportunities for lifelong learning, but as promising as these learning opportunities seem, many learners do not succeed in pursuing their personal learning goals. Barriers to learning are the main reason for not finishing the intended (parts of the) MOOCs. This study addressed the question whether the factors age, gender,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Goal Orientation, Lifelong 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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Burgos, Daniel; Corbí, Alberto – Distance Education, 2018
Transgenic learning is a disruptive approach in education. It encourages modification of moving parts of the educational chain. This article provides a view of transgenic learning focused on the delivery of enriched learning contents in STEAM areas. It discusses the mutagenic role that the virtual containers may play in current distance education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Art Education, Resource Units
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Distance Education, 2016
This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Guasch, Teresa; Espasa, Anna; Alvarez, Ibis M.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Distance Education, 2013
The need for supporting student writing has received much attention in writing research. One specific type of support is feedback--including peer feedback--on the writing process. Despite the wealth of literature on both feedback and academic writing, there is little empirical evidence on what type of feedback best promotes writing in online…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Feedback (Response), Electronic Learning, Writing 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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Ros i Sole, Cristina; Hopkins, Joseph – Distance Education, 2007
In this article we contrast two distance foreign language programs developed at two European institutions of higher education (the Modern Languages Program at the Open University, UK; and the English Program at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain) as instances of two pedagogical models used to address the many challenges posed by teaching…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Open Universities, Second Language Programs, Colleges