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Musita, Richard; Ogange, Betty O.; Lugendo, Dorine – Distance Education, 2018
The Kenyan education system has very limited re-entry options for learners who drop out before attaining secondary school certificate. It is very difficult to access training and or secure a job that requires at least secondary school education. This study examined the prospects of initiating Open and Distance e-Learning(ODeL) in re-entry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Reentry Students, Dropouts
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Jiang, Wenting – Distance Education, 2017
More and more educational institutions are moving towards online distance learning. Although asynchronous online learning overcomes the constraints of time, place and pace, online distance learners feel isolated due to the lack of real-time communications. One possible solution for overcoming this sense of isolation is regulating student online…
Descriptors: Student Role, Role Perception, Perspective Taking, Sense of Community
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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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O' Shea, Sarah; Stone, Cathy; Delahunty, Janine – Distance Education, 2015
This article outlines a collaborative study between higher education institutions in Australia, which qualitatively explored the online learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The project adopted a narrative inquiry approach and encouraged students to "story" their experiences of this virtual environment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Rogerson-Revell, Pamela – Distance Education, 2015
This paper reports on an action research study investigating the use of online learning activities or "e-tivities" to enhance the learning and assessment experience of students on a distance master's programme. The study suggests that to be successfully integrated in a programme, such activities need to be carefully aligned with learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Alignment (Education), Masters Programs, Action Research
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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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Setiani, Made Yudhi; MacKinnon, Allan M. – Distance Education, 2015
This study focused on the civic education course at Universitas Terbuka (UT). Its purpose was to design a new approach for the online tutorial for the course by analyzing the literature related to online and distance education and investigating participant feedback on the current offering of the course and tutorial, which is a compulsory course in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Firmin, Rob; Schiorring, Eva; Whitmer, John; Willett, Terrence; Collins, Elaine D.; Sujitparapitaya, Sutee – Distance Education, 2014
In Spring 2013 San José State University (SJSU) launched SJSU Plus: three college courses required for most students to graduate, which used massive open online course provider Udacity's platform, attracting over 15,000 students. Retention and success (pass/fail) and online support were tested using an augmented online learning environment (AOLE)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students
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Hockridge, Diane – Distance Education, 2013
There are many challenges for educators in using distance and online education to adequately prepare students for their future professions. These challenges are accentuated in disciplines that prepare people for relational professions, which require people skills and a certain maturity of character. Educators in many disciplines, including…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Barriers, Teaching Methods
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Jackson, Luke C.; Jackson, Alun C.; Chambers, Dianne – Distance Education, 2013
This pilot intervention focused on three courses that were redesigned to utilize the online environment to establish an online community of inquiry (CoI). The setting for this research study was the Distance Education Centre, Victoria (DECV), an Australian co-educational school with approximately 3000 students who, for a variety of reasons, are…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Communities of Practice, Intervention, Pilot Projects
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Irvin, Matthew J.; Hannum, Wallace H.; de la Varre, Claire; Farmer, Thomas W.; Keane, Julie – Distance Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine rural school district administrators' satisfaction with distance education in the United States and to identify factors that may contribute to their satisfaction. Telephone interviews were conducted with administrators in randomly selected rural districts across the country. Analyses revealed that students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Rural Schools, Satisfaction
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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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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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – Distance Education, 2012
Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Student Role
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