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Reid, Kristen; Butler, Diane L.; Comfort, Catherine; Potter, Andrew D. J. – Distance Education, 2023
This study at The Open University in the United Kingdom examined the effectiveness of specifying internship opportunities for underrepresented student groups in two faculties. Our data, gathered through intern focus groups and supervisor interviews, demonstrate that the virtual internship scheme has been successful from both intern and supervisor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Education, Open Universities
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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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Michael Glassman; Shantanu Tilak; Min Ju Kang – Distance Education, 2023
This paper discusses operationalization of open educational practices (OEP) using innovative, Internet-influenced pedagogies to expose dangers of post-truth narratives. The first part reviews interpretations of OEP (associated with open-access and tools, collaboration, problem-centered learning, and democratic pedagogy) and explores possibilities…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Educational Innovation, Internet
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Francisco Iniesto; Carina Bossu – Distance Education, 2023
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and open education are key areas in the current development of educational systems internationally. However, little is known about the general perspective of what has been addressed about EDI in open educational contexts to date. To address this gap, this paper presents a systematic literature review of 15…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity, Inclusion, College Faculty
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Terry D. Evans; Viktor Jakupec – Distance Education, 2023
This article considers selected Australian and international theories, policies, and practices of open and distance education, since ODLAA (formerly the Australian and South Pacific External Studies Association) was formed in 1973, through to the current post-pandemic period. It considers the shifting conceptualization of open education as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Open Universities
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Michael Gallagher; James Lamb – Distance Education, 2023
University systems maintain prohibitive closures that constitute a closed-loop system: opaque academic practices, control of what counts as knowledge, financial and social exclusion, and the perpetuation of privilege. Yet this closed-loop system is also governed by adherence to values around education as a public good, openness, and authenticity,…
Descriptors: Universities, Values, Educational Practices, Open Education
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Larisa Enríquez-Vázquez; Myrna Hernández-Gutiérrez – Distance Education, 2023
Open education has existed for more than 6 decades. In its beginnings, it consisted of removing various controls that made it difficult for students to enter and remain in the educational system. Today, it involves characteristics such as accessibility, flexibility, and adaptability, in environments beyond academics. The student-centered teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Open Universities, Access to Education
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Benjamin Heurich; Bence Lukács – Distance Education, 2023
In our theoretical and conceptual article, we propose that the application of Niklas Luhmann's sociological systems theory as a difference-theoretical approach to the opening of science unveils an openness paradox. We describe and discuss the general concept of open science as currently proposed by UNESCO and posit that only by accepting the…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Scientific Methodology, Open Education, Theories
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Serpil Koçdar; Aras Bozkurt; Hasan Uçar; Abdulkadir Karadeniz; Erdem Erdogdu; Som Naidu – Distance Education, 2023
Openness in education has received significant attention in recent years. To comprehend this concept in education ecosystems thoroughly, a longitudinal study is crucial, offering a comprehensive perspective of its evolution. The study utilizes bibliometric techniques, social network analysis, and text mining to investigate openness from its origin…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Longitudinal Studies, Bibliometrics
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Jung, Insung; Lee, Jihyun – Distance Education, 2022
The aim of this study was to develop and validate a multidimensional open thinking scale (OTS) in order to measure adult learners' open thinking as a key learning outcome of open educational practices (OEP) through a three-phase process of item generation, theoretical analysis, and psychometric analysis. Exploratory and confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Outcomes of Education, Open Education, Test Construction
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DeWaard, Helen; Roberts, Verena – Distance Education, 2021
When the art of assessment in online and distributed learning is grounded in Freirean writings, instructors have the opportunity to craft a nuanced and layered learning environment where the potential for critical consciousness is enhanced through carefully codesigned assessment strategies. Patton (2017) summarized 10 pedagogical principles based…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Open Education, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Kasch, Julia; van Rosmalen, Peter; Löhr, Ansje; Klemke, Roland; Antonaci, Alessandra; Kalz, Marco – Distance Education, 2021
Various studies advocate training students prior to a peer-feedback activity to ensure high quality of feedback. Next to investing in students' peer-feedback skills, it is important to focus on the underlying perceptions since perceptions influence learning behavior. We implemented an online peer-feedback training session in a massive open online…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, College Students, Online Courses
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Kalir, Jeremiah H. – Distance Education, 2020
Collaboration is a conceptually ambiguous aspect of open education. Given inconsistent discussion about collaboration in the open education literature, this article suggests collaboration be defined and studied as a distinct open educational practice. A theoretical stance from the discipline of computer-supported collaborative learning helps…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lee, Kyungmee – Distance Education, 2020
In the previous era of open educational practices (OEP) based around distance teaching, its actors and their target group were clear to define: open universities and disadvantaged learners. In this new era of OEP linked to digitalized open educational resources, there are multiple actors and beneficiaries of OEP. This critical literature review…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Open Education, Access to Education
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Adam, Taskeen – Distance Education, 2020
This article reports the lack of epistemic diversity in producers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) through examining whose knowledges and what knowledges are forefronted in MOOCs. Through analysis of 27 semi-structured interviews, the study explored the relationship between South African MOOC designers and their open educational practices…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Epistemology
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