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Rehn, Nicole; Maor, Dorit; McConney, Andrew – Distance Education, 2016
This research examines teacher presence in high school distance courses that are delivered by synchronous videoconference. In rural and remote areas, many school districts are using videoconferencing as way to reach dispersed students. This collective case study uses mixed methods to unpack the notion of presence from the perspective of teachers…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Synchronous Communication, High Schools, Videoconferencing
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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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Furnborough, Concha – Distance Education, 2012
Autonomy in language learning does not simply equate with independence, as language learning is a social activity that requires interaction with others. This also applies just as much to distance language learners, who need to reconcile independent language learning and interdependence with others. This article draws on findings from 43 mid-course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Murphy, L. M.; Shelley, M. A.; White, C. J.; Baumann, U. – Distance Education, 2011
This collaborative research project sought to determine the attributes, skills and expertise/knowledge needed by distance language teachers. The first phase of the project explored tutor perspectives using discussion groups, questionnaires, interviews and a yoked-subject technique. Statements and categories of expertise were identified, elaborated…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Student Attitudes, Discussion Groups, Tutors
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Roberts, David Woollcombe – Distance Education, 1998
This study explores the use of distance study materials for resource-based learning in on-campus education. Describes use of the Jevons/Northcott typology for investigating the pedagogical use of distance learning materials, and discusses results of classroom observation, student diaries, lecturer interviews, and student questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews
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Murphy, Karen – Distance Education, 1991
Describes a study that examined sociocultural influences on the attributions for success and failure among four distance learners in Turkey. The influences of patronage and oral tradition are discussed, and implications for applying Western-based attribution theory to distance learners in developing countries with more traditional cultures are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Attribution Theory, Case Studies
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Lester, Nita C. – Distance Education, 1993
Examines the need for and the feasibility of a visual arts degree through distance education based on experiences at the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). Highlights include a theoretical background and a survey of art educators that addressed methods of instruction, feedback, face-to-face contact, and assessment. (Contains 20…
Descriptors: Art Education, Distance Education, Feedback, Foreign Countries