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Zhu, Meina – Distance Education, 2021
The management of self-directed learning is especially critical for massive open online course (MOOC) learners. This mixed-method study investigated MOOC instructors' strategies to facilitate learners' self-management skills for SDL. The study used three data sources: (a) an online survey with 198 MOOC instructors; (b) semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Belt, Eric S.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2021
The use of video has become commonplace in education today. Educators are engaging students with video communication technology more frequently than ever before, given COVID-19. However, questions remain on how instructors use video as a communication and teaching tool in online and blended courses. The purpose of this literature review was to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Sime, Julie-Ann; Themelis, Chryssa – Distance Education, 2020
Visual media and virtual reality are now a common features of distance education environments. This has boosted research into questions surrounding visual media and technologies for educators' professional development and teaching practice. This research explored educators' views on identity and teaching presence in visual media in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Scanlon, Eileen – Distance Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential of free tools, particularly inquiry tools for influencing participation in twenty-first-century learning in science, as well as influencing the development of communities around tools. Two examples are presented: one on the development of an open source tool for structured inquiry learning that can bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Observation, Science Instruction
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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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Nikoi, Samuel; Armellini, Alejandro – Distance Education, 2012
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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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
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Pina, Anthony A. – Distance Education, 2010
A diploma mill is commonly recognized as an entity that will award a degree for substandard academic work. However, there is no universal agreement among different higher education institutions as to what constitutes minimum standard academic work or minimum knowledge and skills required of graduates. The author states that many of the negative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Degrees, Academic Standards
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Vyas, R.; Albright, S.; Walker, D.; Zachariah, A.; Lee, M. Y. – Distance Education, 2010
Christian Medical College (CMC), India, and Tufts University School of Medicine, USA, have developed an "institutional hub and spokes" model (campus-based e-learning supporting m-learning in the field) to facilitate clinical education and training at remote secondary hospital sites across India. Iterative research, design, development,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technical Support, Management Systems, Medical Schools
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Koszalka, Tiffany A.; Ntloedibe-Kuswani, G. S. – Distance Education, 2010
Worldwide growth in use of mobile phones has fostered the emergence of mobile learning. Mobile technologies are used both in classrooms to support instruction (safe) and as tools that significantly change instructional activities, learner roles, and learning location (disruptive). Learners become less consumers of information and more…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Information Technology, Literature Reviews
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Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Ortegano-Layne, Ludmila; Carabajal, Kayleigh; Frechette, Casey; Lindemann, Ken; Jennings, Barbara – Distance Education, 2006
We discuss the development of an instructional design model, WisCom (Wisdom Communities), based on socio-constructivist and sociocultural learning philosophies and distance education principles for the development of online wisdom communities, and the application and evaluation of the model in an online graduate course in the USA. The WisCom model…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Instructional Design, Internet, Constructivism (Learning)
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Saba, Farhad – Distance Education, 2005
Distance education has grown rapidly in the United States in recent years. Both private- and public-sector organizations have embraced the practice of reaching their clients, employees, and students at a distance via new technologies afforded them by the telecommunication and computer nexus. Distance education is grounded on technology, and its…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Access to Education, Web Based Instruction
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Smith, Peter J.; Murphy, Karen L.; Mahoney, Sue E. – Distance Education, 2003
Describes a test of the potential value of McVay's (2000) Readiness for Online Learning questionnaire on 107 undergraduates in the United States and Australia. Discusses results of a reliability analysis and a factor analysis, which indicated the instruments' usefulness for research and practice and suggests further work to establish predictive…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning Readiness
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Strain, John – Distance Education, 1989
Discussion of the development of distance education programs in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Great Britain focuses primarily on six programs in the United States. External degree programs are discussed, standard examinations that assess prior learning are described, and credit policies for extra-institutional learning are examined.…
Descriptors: College Credits, Distance Education, Equivalency Tests, External Degree Programs
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Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Nolla, Ana C.; Wilson, Penne L.; Lopez-Islas, Jose R.; Ramirez-Angel, Noemi; Megchun-Alpizar, Rosa M. – Distance Education, 2001
Describes a study that used survey and focus group data to examine differences in perception of online group process and development between college students in Mexico and the United States. Discusses language, power distance, gender differences, collectivist versus individualist tendencies, conflict, social presence, time frame, and technical…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Focus Groups
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