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Banoor, Rajabalee Yousra; Rennie, Frank; Santally, Mohammad Issack – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
In this research we studied the correlation between the level of students' online participation and their overall performances. We examined in this study, the participation level in different learning activities assigned to two large cohorts of learners, and compared them with their final grades at the end of the year. We defined the quality of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Maritim, Ezra K.; Getuno, Daniel Makini – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
Globally, ODL institutions experience mismatch between scalability of numbers and scalability of success rates. This study explored the scalability of success rates in open, distance e-learning as perceived by the learners within the "Chain of Response Model." The primary aim of the study was to look at online learners' success rate by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, College Students
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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Fotiadou, Aggeliki; Angelaki, Christina; Mavroidis, Ilias – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The present study aims to empirically examine the relation between learner autonomy and specific aspects of the learning process, such as student-student interaction and tutor-student interaction, in a distance learning environment in Greece. An empirical study was conducted at the Hellenic Open University (HOU) using data gathered via a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Distance Education
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Saadatmand, Mohsen; Uhlin, Lars; Hedberg, Maria; Åbjörnsson, Lotta; Kvarnström, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Open online courses are becoming more prevalent at local level and for professional development objectives. Proper instructional design combined with use of online tools can promote learner interaction in online environments. Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, this study aimed at examining learners' interaction and their perceptions…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Andersen, Hanne Voldborg; Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to investigate in which ways technologies may be used to increase inclusion and a feeling of flow and self-efficacy in learning processes when it comes to learners with developmental and attention deficits (focus learners) in a mainstream classroom. The paper is one piece of outcome of a wider study on ICT facilitated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Developmental Disabilities, Special Education, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Pentaraki, Alexandra; Burkholder, Gary J. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
There is emerging evidence that suggests emotions as a discrete factor in academic online contexts that significantly contribute to student engagement and higher order learning (Cleveland-Innes & Campbell, 2012; You, 2012, You & Kang, 2014; Zembylas, 2008; Liaw, 2008). Pekrun (2000) and Pekrun, Goetz, Frenzel, Barchfeld, and Perry (2011)…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Emotional Response
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de los Arcos, Beatriz; Faems, Bram; Comas-Quinn, Anna; Pulker, Hélène – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The affordance of social interaction has been a part of open online repositories of teaching and learning resources for nearly two decades. Repositories are built not only to collect and disseminate materials, but enable users to collaborate and review, comment on and rate the content they access. However, research indicates that (a) most users do…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Games, Social Networks
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Öztürk, Mücahit – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Drawing on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this exploratory study examines the preservice teachers' adoption of mobile technologies through the factors of current use, instructional use and future use in their teaching practices. Participants were 466 pre-service computer teachers enrolled at a public university in Turkey. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
High dropout rates are still a problem with online training. It is strongly suggested that learner characteristics influence the decision to persist in an online course or to drop out. The study explored the differences in domain-specific prior knowledge, motivation, computer attitude, computer anxiety, and learning skills between dropouts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation
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Honeychurch, Sarah; Bozkurt, Aras; Singh, Lenandlar; Koutropoulos, Apostolos – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Lurkers, who are also known as silent learners, observers, browsers, read-only participants, vicarious learners, free-riders, witness learners, or legitimate peripheral participants (our preferred term), tend to be hard to track in a course because of their near invisibility. We decided to address this issue and to examine the perceptions that…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard; Andersen, Hanne Voldborg – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
This paper investigates the potential of digital technologies for strengthening the participation and inclusion of learners with developmental and attention deficits (focus learners) into the mainstream classroom. The paper describes the authors' approach to the challenge of researching the extent, to which digital technologies may support the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Autism
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Best, Brett; Conceição, Simone C. O. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
This study explored the impact of transactional distance dialogic interactions on student satisfaction in an international blended learning master's degree program. The program examined was collaboratively delivered by three European universities to a cohort of students residing on several different continents. Students reported experiencing…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Blended Learning, Distance Education
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Bell, Simon; Lane, Andy; Collins, Kevin; Berardi, Andrea; Slater, Rachel – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Environmental Management (EM) is taught in many Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Most this provision is studied full-time on campuses by younger adults preparing themselves for subsequent employment, but not necessarily as environmental managers, and this experience can be very different from the complexities of real-life situations. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education, Online Courses
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Zacharias, Giannakoudakis; Yiannis, Giossos – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The aim of this research was to study the differences in social presence and autonomy concerning the two methods of education used in a training program for science teachers in the years 2015-2016. The first method was the traditional face-to-face and the other was the Distance Education method. In particular, the study focused on whether there…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction
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