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Grace Yue Qi; Gillian Skyrme; Cynthia J. White – Distance Education, 2024
This paper proposes a distance-based doctoral supervisory model to support students in the process of navigating self, agency, and emotions over their doctoral journey. The model emerged through our examination of the lived experiences of three Chinese female doctoral students who, though enrolled as internal students in our New Zealand…
Descriptors: Supervision, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Models
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Du, Hanxiang; Xing, Wanli – Distance Education, 2023
Online discussion forums are highly valued by instructors due to their affordance for understanding class activities and learning. However, a discussion forum with a great number of posts requires a large amount of time to view, and help requests are easily overlooked. Various machine-learning--based tools have been developed to help instructors…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Classification, Identification
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Simon Goorney; Matoula Sarantinou; Jacob Sherson – Distance Education, 2023
In this article, we conceptualize a new model of transnational education: the "open master." Arising from higher education for emerging fields such as quantum technology and artificial intelligence, the open master addresses the urgent need for advanced digital skills. We consider how, using distance education, specialist courses can…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Global Approach, Models
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Warren, Scott J.; Churchill, Christina – Distance Education, 2022
Distance learning technology continues to grow and undergo significant changes in higher education settings. Applying strategic planning methods from organizational behavior and operations management can act as a useful guide for the implementation of a sustainable distance learning program. Strong planning can help ensure the distance learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Planning, Educational Improvement
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Hickey, Daniel; Harris, Tripp – Distance Education, 2021
Increased online learning is helping many appreciate that online grading, formative assessment, and summative testing can cause instructor burnout and leave little time for more productive instructor interactions. We reimagined grading, assessment, and testing in an extended program of design-based research using situative theory to refine online…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Grading, Student Evaluation, Online Courses
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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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Makoe, Mpine – Distance Education, 2018
Although education policies in many African countries refer to the need for distance education to widen participation in universities, they have not articulated guidelines on how they plan to develop systems and structures that will support it. The purpose of this study was to develop a policy framework specific for distance education provision in…
Descriptors: Models, Information Technology, Distance Education, Educational Change
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Márquez-Ramos, Laura; Mourelle, Estefanía – Distance Education, 2018
The current network society, with its primacy of information and communication technologies, is challenging the higher education model. The needs and expectations of today's students differ from those of students in the past, and educational practices should adapt to modern times. But what changes will we see in the relationship between societal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Practices, Social Change
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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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Mishra, Sanjaya – Distance Education, 2017
Enthusiasts and evangelists of open educational resources (OER) see these resources as a panacea for all of the problems of education. However, despite its promises, their adoption in educational institutions is slow. There are many barriers to the adoption of OER, and many are from within the community of OER advocates. This commentary calls for…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Adoption (Ideas)
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Shelton, Brett E.; Hung, Jui-Long; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2017
Early-warning intervention for students at risk of failing their online courses is increasingly important for higher education institutions. Students who show high levels of engagement appear less likely to be at risk of failing, and how engaged a student is in their online experience can be characterized as factors contributing to their social…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Fernández-Toro, María; Hurd, Stella – Distance Education, 2014
In independent learning contexts, the effectiveness of the feedback dialogue between student and tutor or, in the absence of a tutor, the quality of the learning materials, is essential to successful learning. Using the voices of participants as the prime source of data through a combination of data-driven and concept-driven approaches, this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Chih-Hsuan; Shannon, David M.; Ross, Margaret E. – Distance Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among students' characteristics, self-regulated learning, technology self-efficacy, and course outcomes in online learning settings. Two hundred and fifty-six students participated in this study. All participants completed an online survey that included demographic information, the modified…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Self Management, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education
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Yasmin, Dr. – Distance Education, 2013
This paper demonstrates the meaningful application of learning analytics for determining dropout predictors in the context of open and distance learning in a large developing country. The study was conducted at the Directorate of Distance Education at the University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India. This study employed a quantitative research…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Universities, Predictor Variables, Student Behavior
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