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Petronzi, Dominic; Hadi, Munib – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have and continue to change the way in which nontraditional learners' access education. Although the free element of these has been linked to low completion rates due to no invested interest, the MOOC platform enables innovative technologies and practices to be trialled. Therefore, rather than attributing varied…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Santally, Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT-LATIC) course delivery model, offered by the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) from a quality assurance perspective taking into account the delivery model, cultural context, and the distributed nature of the programme and its…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Information Technology, Educational Quality, Blended Learning
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Gratsiouni, Dimitra; Koutsouba, Maria; Venetsanou, Foteini; Tyrovola, Vasiliki – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education has changed the educational procedures through the creation and use of new teaching and learning environments with the use of computers and network applications that afford new dimensions to distance education. In turn, these emerging and in progress technologies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Youde, Andrew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
This paper outlines research into the emotional competences that mature, higher education students, undertaking part-time blended learning degrees within a School of Education, value in their tutors. A mixed methods approach was adopted to conduct a detailed exploration of eight tutors' practice whilst teaching a module, with data gathered from…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, College Students, Blended Learning, Teacher Competencies
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Byungura, Jean Claude; Hansson, Henrik; Masengesho, Kamuzinzi; Karunaratne, Thashmee – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the development of technology in the 21st Century, education systems attempt to integrate technology-based tools to improve experiences in pedagogy and administration. It is becoming increasingly prominent to build human and ICT infrastructure capacities at universities from policy to implementation level. Using a critical discourse analysis,…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Capacity Building, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Köster, Annamaria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Online learning has gained importance in education over the last 20 years, but the well-known problem of high dropout rates still persists. According to the multi-dimensional learning tasks model, the cognitive (over)load of learners is essential to attrition when dealing with five challenges (e.g. technology, user interface) of an online training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Advanced Courses, Online Courses
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Pangeni, Shesha Kanta – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Nepali education culture is dominated by face-to-face tutoring. It has a long history starting from the Gurukul culture to the present formal schooling. Emerging practices of using technology in education have been promoting online learning as a form of distance education and gaining popularity. This paper focuses on digging out the contextual…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ozarslan, Yasin; Ozan, Ozlem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Self-assessment is vital for online learning since it is one of the most essential skills of distance learners. In this respect, the purpose of this study was to understand learners' self-assessment quiz taking behaviours in an undergraduate level online course. We tried to figure out whether there is a relation between self-assessment quiz taking…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
Kilis, Selcan; Gülbahar, Yasemin; Rapp, Christian – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the excessive use of social media in the 21st century, attempts to integrate social media within higher education have also increased. In this area, research has been particularly focused on the aspects of students, rather than the instructors. This study puts the emphasis on the instructors with the aim to explore their use of social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
Aktaruzzaman, Md; Plunkett, Margaret – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Distance Education (DE) theorists have argued about the requirement for a theory to be comprehensive in a way that can explicate many of the activities associated with DE. Currently, Transactional Distance Theory (TDT) (Moore, 1993) and the Theory of Instructional Dialogue (IDT) (Caspi & Gorsky, 2006) are the most prominent theories, yet they…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Practices, Models, Interviews
Niari, Maria; Manousou, Evaggelia; Lionarakis, Antonis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The Pygmalion Effect is the positive form of self-fulfilling prophecy and shows how teacher expectations influence student performance. According to this phenomenon, higher expectations can lead to an increase in performance. In this research qualitative methodology was adopted both in data collection, and in analysis, in order to investigate the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Open Universities, Distance Education, Graduate Students
Farrow, Robert; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Pitt, Rebecca; Weller, Martin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents the results of a systematic survey of more than 3,000 users of open educational resources (OER).…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Comparative Analysis, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu R.; Lundqvist, Karsten O.; Williams, Shirley A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Millions of users around the world have registered on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by hundreds of universities (and other organizations) worldwide. Creating and offering these courses costs thousands of pounds. However, at present, revenue generated by MOOCs is not sufficient to offset these costs. The sustainability of MOOCs is a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Sustainability, Open Universities
Kagklis, Vasileios; Karatrantou, Anthi; Tantoula, Maria; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris T.; Verykios, Vassilios S. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Online fora have become not only one of the most popular communication tools in e-learning environments, but also one of the key factors of the learning process, especially in distance learning, as they can provide to the students involved, motivation for collaboration in order to achieve a common goal. The purpose of this study is to analyse data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Kondakci, Yasar; Bedenlier, Svenja; Alturki, Uthman; Aldraiweesh, Ahmed; Püplichhuysen, Diana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
In many countries, "open and distance education" is perceived as a way to meet the growing need for higher education. This paper explores the development of online and distance education in three countries that are still a white spot on the landscape of international distance education research although they have implemented elaborated…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Comparative Education, Open Education, Online Courses
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