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Wiesenberg, Faye; Stacey, Elizabeth – Distance Education, 2005
This reflective paper began with a discussion of the online program design and delivery experiences of three senior faculty members at the University of Calgary (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia), which was recorded at Deakin University. After drawing on this recording in their research and practice, one faculty member from each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, Distance Education, College Faculty
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Stacey, Elizabeth; Smith, Peter J.; Barty, Karin – Distance Education, 2004
Seven in-employment postgraduate Master's level students in an e-learning unit participated in this research, designed to identify tensions between participation in a community of learning that was part of their studies, and participation in the communities of practice that they were engaged in at their workplaces. It was hypothesised that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Interviews
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Yildiz, Senem; Bichelmeyer, Barbara A. – Distance Education, 2003
The purpose of this study is to describe forum participation of international graduate students who speak English as a foreign language in two Web-based graduate courses. Research questions focused around how linguistic and cultural differences impact nonnative speaking international students' perception of classroom participation, what effect…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cultural Differences, Data Analysis, Graduate Students
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Conrad, Dianne – Distance Education, 2002
Recent research on online learning has explored the dense fabric of social presence giving us a better understanding of the rhythms of the teaching-learning exchange. Quantitative studies, especially, have concluded with calls for deeper, more intensive explorations into what happens in online learning environments (Rourke, Anderson, Garrison, &…
Descriptors: Integrity, Online Courses, Distance Education, Inhibition
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Christianson, Luann; Tiene, Drew; Luft, Pamela – Distance Education, 2002
Web-based courses have increased in number as one of the primary modes of distance education in undergraduate nursing programs across the United States. An online survey of 171 nursing faculty in the United States with experience teaching Web-based courses served as the primary data source. Interviews and a review of course Web sites provided…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Nursing Education
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Kanuka, Heather – Distance Education, 2002
The purpose of this study was to develop guiding principles to encourage higher levels of teaching and learning in Web-based distance education. The research framework used Zetterberg's (1962) model for change. Data from semi-structured interviews with university instructors who had experience in teaching Web-based distance education courses, a…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Focus Groups, Distance Education
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Li, Natalia; Lee, Kenneth; Kember, David – Distance Education, 2000
Discussion of self-direction in adult education, andragogy, and open learning focuses on a study that examined ways in which new students adjusted to part-time study in Hong Kong. Highlights include results of interviews with students; personal autonomy; time management; developing study skills; and assistance towards self-direction. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Andragogy, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Eastmond, Daniel V. – Distance Education, 1994
Discussion of the use of computer conferencing by higher education institutions offering distance education courses focuses on a study that investigated adult student perceptions of distance study by computer conferencing. Highlights include a literature review; learning approaches; student relationships; and an Adult Distance Study through…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Distance Education, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Heinze, Thomas – Distance Education, 1983
Investigates the environment of distance students with reference to the problems caused by "study plus work" and "study plus work plus family." Transcripts of extended interviews were analyzed to present a picture of the social and psychological environment of the students. (Author)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Foreign Countries
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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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Herrmann, Allan – Distance Education, 1988
Outlines a conceptual framework for investigating distance education students' attitudes toward education and describes the results of a study. Concepts discussed are socialization, including influences of the educational institution, work, family, and friends; professionalization; feelings of power and control over work and career; and reasons…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Family Influence
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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
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Roberts, David – Distance Education, 1996
Describes research conducted in the United Kingdom that asked Open University distance education students what type of assignment feedback they would like to receive. Interviews with 22 students are discussed that ascertained their views regarding feedback on tutor-marked assignments and computer-marked assignments. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Assignments, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Distance Education
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Brew, Angela; Wright, Tony – Distance Education, 1990
Eleven tutor counselors in the British Open University were interviewed to ascertain how they responded to the idea of using a facilitative teaching style in their tutorials. Analyses of their responses using a systems model revealed factors which offer a tentative explanation of why some tutor counselors were more amenable to changing their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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