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Nyaruwata, Leonorah Tendayi – Distance Education, 2018
This paper presents the successes and challenges faced in implementing the dual-mode strategy in higher education in the context of feminist theory. Worldwide, women's universities have been established by governments and private organisations to involve women more fully in the country's economic, political and social activities. The establishment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Success, Barriers, Mixed Methods Research
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Delaney, Lorraine; Brown, Mark – Distance Education, 2018
This paper argues that dual mode provision has a critical role to play in widening participation. The mixed methods study drew on institutional records, an online survey (n = 126) and 17 semi-structured interviews to explore the participation experience of a group of distance graduates (n = 268) from a dual mode university. Derived from the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Blended Learning
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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
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Kanwar, A. S.; Carr, A.; Ortlieb, K.; Mohee, R. – Distance Education, 2018
With the growing demand for tertiary education, especially in Africa, the transformation of contact universities to dual-mode institutions is critical. However, conventional universities have had limited success establishing the dual-mode delivery stream. This paper assesses barriers to adoption and implementation of open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction
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Nascimbeni, Fabio; Burgos, Daniel; Campbell, Lorna M.; Tabacco, Anita – Distance Education, 2018
Many initiatives exist to increase the adoption of open educational practices (OEP) within universities, but few initiatives start by exploring the capacity of educators to adopt open approaches. This paper addresses this challenge, suggesting that in order to build OEP capacity, universities should build on the existing skills of local champions…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Course Content
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Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K.; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James – Distance Education, 2018
This paper discusses the relevance of lifelong learning vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stresses the need for an approach blending formal education, non-formal and informal learning. The role of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in moving beyond formal education and the importance of integrating pedagogy, andragogy and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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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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Phirangee, Krystle; Malec, Alesia – Distance Education, 2017
Fostering a strong sense of community among students in online courses is the goal of many instructors because it is seen as being essential in supporting students' learning experiences. However, high dropout rates in online learning suggest that students feel disconnected and isolated from their course, feelings which have been attributed to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Online Courses, Sense of Community, Dropout Rate
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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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Uribe, Samantha N.; Vaughan, Michelle – Distance Education, 2017
This paper reports on a case study conducted in an American university investigating the role of feedback within a distance education environment. Based on data gathered from online and hybrid undergraduate students in a teacher education program and supported by existing research, we describe how we support online learners by implementing a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response)
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McManus, Dean; Dryer, Rachel; Henning, Marcus – Distance Education, 2017
Online education is widely regarded as increasing accessibility to higher education to individuals with disadvantage and disability, including those with a mental health disability. However, the learning challenges these students experience within the online learning environment are not well understood. The purpose of this qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Barriers, Distance Education, Online Courses, Mental Disorders
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Distance Education, 2017
A supportive online learning environment entails teachers using effective pedagogical practices to meet the needs of their students and developing a positive teacher-student relationship to foster learner motivation and engagement. This paper reports a study investigating how 32 secondary teachers in New Zealand taught their online distance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Dargusch, Joanne; Harris, Lois R.; Reid-Searl, Kerry; Taylor, Benjamin A. – Distance Education, 2017
While online courses provide opportunities for a range of assessment tools and resources, little is known about how lecturers might best provide assessment cues to support diverse cohorts. This study explored how lecturers communicate messages about assessment expectations to first-year students in two courses at an Australian regional university…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method
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Fields, Alison; Lai, Kwok-Wing; Gibbs, John; Kirk, Alex; Vermunt, Jenny – Distance Education, 2016
An online community of learning within a distance doctoral programme was explored to determine if and how the community evolved and transformed over time. This part-time doctoral programme gathers students into cohorts and runs a structured community with students and faculty for 18 months before students confirm candidatures and begin individual…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Sustainability
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Chang, Bo; Kang, Haijun – Distance Education, 2016
Online group work can be complicated because of its asynchronous characteristics and lack of physical presence, and its requirements for skills in handling technology, human relationships, and content-related tasks. This study focuses on the administrative, logistical and relationship-related challenges in online group work. Challenges in areas…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication
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