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Mohan Yang; Mohammad Shams Ud Duha; Breanne A. Kirsch; Noah Glaser; Helen Crompton; Tian Luo – Distance Education, 2024
As online learners are increasingly diverse, making online learning more inclusive becomes an urgent need. Universal design has been perceived as a viable framework to reach the widest possible range of learners. However, applying universal design to online education has been a challenge to instructors due to different barriers. It is also unclear…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Raj K. Baral; Laxman Bhatta; Som Nath Ghimire – Distance Education, 2024
This study explored Nepali university teachers' and students' perceptions and experiences of emergency remote teaching (ERT) vis-à-vis its opportunities and challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Study data were collected via email by employing online questionnaires to higher education teachers and students from 10 colleges under seven…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Starks, Allison – Distance Education, 2022
Online and distance education strategies offer a path for closing opportunity gaps for students with disabilities because of digital technologies' flexibility and capacity for differentiation, but fully online schooling does always guarantee an inclusive education. The COVID-19-induced shift to remote learning highlighted the need for more insight…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities, Distance Education
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Marinho, Paulo; Fernandes, Preciosa; Pimentel, Fernando – Distance Education, 2021
This study was developed in the context of a course in higher education and in a blended learning environment--online, distance, and face-to-face (b-learning). The aim was to identify and characterize the meanings and effects that students and teachers attribute to the use of digital portfolios as an assessment and learning strategy. The…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Blended Learning, Electronic Learning
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Wang, Yang; Stein, David; Shen, Shusheng – Distance Education, 2021
Differences in how students and teachers understand online teaching presence play a key role in teaching design. To explore how students and teachers perceive teaching presence, this study surveyed 1,041 students and 18 teachers who participated in an online course at a Chinese university. The analysis found students' perceived teaching presence…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses
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Xie, Jingrong; A, Gulinna; Rice, Mary F.; Griswold, Deborah E. – Distance Education, 2021
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the opportunity for institutions of higher education to increase their use of online instructional delivery models and tools. Instructional designers played a role in supporting instructors to make this transition. This support included professional learning opportunities in the form of workshops and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som – Distance Education, 2020
Interest in the adoption of open educational practices (OEP) is growing, and the strongest arguments in its favor are that the adoption of such practices has the best chances of making education affordable and accessible to all. However, engagement with such practices requires the adoption of a fundamentally different set of beliefs and value…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Open Education, Online Courses, Instructional Design
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Pitt, Rebecca; Jordan, Katy; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Farrow, Robert; Weller, Martin – Distance Education, 2020
There has been little research into the impact of textbook costs on higher education in the United Kingdom. To better understand textbook use patterns and the issues faced by UK students and educators the UK Open Textbooks Project (2017-2018, http://ukopentextbooks.org/) conducted quantitative survey research with United Kingdom educators in…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Open Education, Foreign Countries, Higher 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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Oyarzun, Beth; Martin, Florence; Moore, Robert L. – Distance Education, 2020
This study examined 256 faculty survey responses to determine perceptions of helpfulness of 24 time management strategies grouped into four categories defined by Berge (1995) as managerial, pedagogical, technical, and social. Findings indicate that establishing clear and specific expectations (M = 4.32) was perceived as the most helpful, followed…
Descriptors: Time Management, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Units of Study
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Sime, Julie-Ann; Themelis, Chryssa – Distance Education, 2020
Visual media and virtual reality are now a common features of distance education environments. This has boosted research into questions surrounding visual media and technologies for educators' professional development and teaching practice. This research explored educators' views on identity and teaching presence in visual media in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Doo, Min Young; Tang, Ying; Bonk, Curtis J.; Zhu, Meina – Distance Education, 2020
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) proliferate, a better understanding of MOOC instructors is essential. This study examined the motivation as well as the career and professional development of 142 MOOC instructors using a mixed-methods approach entailing an online survey combined with six MOOC instructor interviews. The research findings…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Teacher Motivation, Career Development
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Nascimbeni, Fabio; Burgos, Daniel; Campbell, Lorna M.; Tabacco, Anita – Distance Education, 2018
Many initiatives exist to increase the adoption of open educational practices (OEP) within universities, but few initiatives start by exploring the capacity of educators to adopt open approaches. This paper addresses this challenge, suggesting that in order to build OEP capacity, universities should build on the existing skills of local champions…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Course Content
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Martin, Florence – Distance Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to report findings pertaining to faculty members' perception of the importance of engagement strategies utilized in the online learning environment and to compare them with student perception data that had been previously collected using the same instrument. A validated survey instrument, the online engagement…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes
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Roberts, Jennifer – Distance Education, 2018
The roles of distance education teaching staff are changing, necessitating role clarity and the development of appropriate competency frameworks. This article investigates the perceptions of the teaching and research staff at the University of South Africa, regarding the current and future roles of distance educators, their own competencies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment
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