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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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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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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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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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Waterhouse, Philippa; Samra, Rajvinder; Lucassen, Mathijs – Distance Education, 2022
The perceived flexibility of distance education, whereby students can juggle their multiple life roles, is often cited as the predominant reason for enrolling in this mode of study. Nonetheless, for distance learners their multiple roles often have a significant impact on their study experience. This study had three objectives: (1) to explore…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Employment
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2021
Authentic assessment activities are those that afford learners opportunities to practice finding solutions to real-world issues and challenges, so that upon graduation they are able to apply these skills to issues and challenges they will face in their workplaces. When learners are able to do this successfully, they are judged as job ready.…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Authentic Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Samra, Rajvinder; Waterhouse, Philippa; Lucassen, Mathijs – Distance Education, 2021
Students registering for distance education degree-level study frequently cite flexibility as a factor influencing their choice for this mode of study, but little is known about how students manage simultaneous and/or potentially conflicting roles. This study used a self-report open-ended online survey, completed by 348 tertiary-level final-year…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Role Conflict
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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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Pulker, Hélène; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Distance Education, 2020
Open educational practices (OEP) as a research field is relatively new. One aspect that has received limited attention is the impact of using open educational resources (OER) on the development of OEP. This article, based on a doctoral study (Pulker, 2019), considers teachers' activities when reusing and adapting OER, with a view to providing…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Curriculum Development
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Pleines, Christine – Distance Education, 2020
Online learning environments afford opportunities for participation and equally offer a new perspective on engaging vicariously. Drawing on the concept of vicarious learning and taking account of the roles of input and interaction for language development, this paper reports on an enquiry into students' retrospective use of recorded group…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Practices
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Holmes, Wayne; Nguyen, Quan; Zhang, Jingjing; Mavrikis, Manolis; Rienties, Bart – Distance Education, 2019
There has been a growing interest in how teaching might be informed by "learning design" (LD), with a promising method for investigating LD being offered by the emerging field of "learning analytics" (LA). In this study, we used a novel LA for LD methodology to investigate the implementation of LD in an online distance learning…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Bozkurt, Aras – Distance Education, 2019
Distance education (DE) is a constantly evolving and advancing field, and as such, its intellectual network and dynamics need to be investigated and explored. In this regard, this study reviewed a total of 1685 articles and 51,940 references through social network analysis for a bibliometric examination of the DE field. The findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Education, Bibliometrics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hughes, Christopher; Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – Distance Education, 2019
An important part of online courses is the delivery of instruction via video lectures. Video lectures should use media effectively to reduce extraneous load and maximize cognitive processing, thereby helping students to learn. Instructors may be able to reduce extraneous load by varying the number of audio and visual media used. This study…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Video Technology, Lecture Method
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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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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2018
While there is growing recognition and acceptance of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in teaching and learning, designing for their integration remains very challenging for educators. Adopting OER and OEP in their profession requires significant changes in practitioners' pedagogical thinking and practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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