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Bissessar, Charmaine; Black, Debra; Boolaky, Mehraz – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
The self-determination of online graduate students was studied in terms of the impact of autonomy, competence and relatedness upon their persistence. Unique to this study was the assessment of the potential influence of socio-cultural factors. As the majority of research into online university students' persistence is generated from the US,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Academic Persistence
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
Weller, Martin; Anderson, Terry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain these functions where appropriate, whilst the form they take may change. Much of the reaction to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Outcomes of Education
Barbour, Michael K.; Siko, Jason P. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
While much of the growth in the popularity of virtual schooling has involved at-risk students, little research exists on the experiences of these students in this largely independent setting. This paper describes a case study of an at-risk student in a rural school in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who was enrolled in an online course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Experience, At Risk Students, Online Courses
Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years. A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford was offered in the fall of 2011 free and online which attracted 160,000 registered students. It was one of three offered as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Huang, Xiaoyin; Dedegikas, Costa; Walls, Jan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This article reviews the process of design, development, and implementation of the Modern Greek online courses (Chinese version) in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in collaboration with Chinese university partners. The purpose of this study is (a) to explore the effectiveness of the course design, and (b) to reveal the…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Instructional Design, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Brown, Tom; Delport, Rhena – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
During recent years, many distance teaching as well as residential institutions have started to experiment with mobile learning through pilot projects as part of their e-learning and technology enhanced learning environments. The practical experience gained with the employment of strategies and approaches within distance education can assist with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Access to Education
Pereira, Alda; Oliveira, Isolina; Tinoca, Luis; Amante, Lucia; Relvas, Maria de Jesus; Pinto, Maria do Carmo Teixeira; Moreira, Darlinda – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
Universidade Aberta (UAb), being a distance teaching university, is particularly suited to tackle some of the recommendations concerning the assurance of accessibility to education expressed in the "Education and Training 2010" goals. Meanwhile, the University's strategic plan for 2006/2010 decided to implement a fully virtual innovative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Distance Education, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness