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Haggerty, Carmel E. – Distance Education, 2015
Academic workloads in online learning are influenced by many variables, the complexity of which makes it difficult to measure academic workloads in isolation. While researching issues associated with academic workloads, professional development stood out as having a substantive impact on academic workloads. Many academics in applied health degrees…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Faculty Workload
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Forbes, Dianne; Khoo, Elaine – Distance Education, 2015
This paper reports on a case study of an online pre-service teacher education course in a New Zealand university aimed at exploring the potential of student-generated podcasts as a form of interactive formative assessment at a distance. The study was part of a wider two-year funded project with the overall goal of documenting, developing, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Online Courses, Distance Education
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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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Nichols, Mark – Distance Education, 2010
To improve student retention in distance education, Simpson suggested in 2003 that institutions analyse their own retention characteristics and "spot the leaks." In 2008 the Centre for Distance Learning at Laidlaw College, New Zealand, employed two part-time academic support coordinators in an effort to improve student retention and…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Intervention, Academic Support Services