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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2021
Authentic assessment activities are those that afford learners opportunities to practice finding solutions to real-world issues and challenges, so that upon graduation they are able to apply these skills to issues and challenges they will face in their workplaces. When learners are able to do this successfully, they are judged as job ready.…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Authentic Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2020
Interest in the adoption of open educational practices (OEP) is growing, and the strongest arguments in its favor are that the adoption of such practices has the best chances of making education affordable and accessible to all. However, engagement with such practices requires the adoption of a fundamentally different set of beliefs and value…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Open Education, Online Courses, Instructional Design
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2018
While there is growing recognition and acceptance of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in teaching and learning, designing for their integration remains very challenging for educators. Adopting OER and OEP in their profession requires significant changes in practitioners' pedagogical thinking and practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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Nielsen, H. Dean – Distance Education, 1997
Discusses the use of distance education for preservice, inservice, and continuing-teacher training; reviews quality assessment (examination and impact studies), conditions for the development of quality (internal and external constraints), and quality assurance systems; and provides examples of quality distance-education programs for teachers in…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries