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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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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
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
Adham, Raniah Samir; Lundqvist, Karsten Oster – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the Arab World are still in their infancy. Many Arab countries are now starting to launch their MOOC platforms; however, there are only a few who have actually implemented such systems. This paper will explore online learning, in particular the rise of MOOCs around the world and their impact on the Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Medeiros Vieira, Leandro Mauricio; Ferasso, Marcos; Schröeder, Christine da Silva – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This theoretical essay is a learning approach reflexion on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the possibilities provided by the education model known as open and distance learning. Open and distance learning can revolutionize traditional pedagogical practice, meeting the needs of those who have different forms of cognitive…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Open Education, Distance Education, Cognitive Style
Smith, Erica; Lye, Peter; Greatrex, Ben; Taylor, Michelle; Stupans, Ieva – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The study of chemistry is central within science and other associated degrees. At the University of New England in Armidale academics need to provide chemistry teaching in both a distance and the traditional on-campus mode within science and other degrees. This study explores the contribution that the adoption of Adobe Connect technology can make…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science
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
Kropf, Dorothy C. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education
O'Brien, Emma; Hamburg, Ileana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
This paper highlights reasons for SMEs low uptake of training and argues that current offerings are not suitable for their needs. It highlights the need to leverage the benefits of work based learning through the use of technology. Social media and web 2.0 has significantly changed the way people learn and access knowledge. The body of knowledge…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Workplace Learning, Staff Development, Communities of Practice
Farquhar, Lynn – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The theory of transactional distance has been subjected to a variety of empirical tests and philosophical critiques. Throughout this process, the variable of dialogue has attracted much attention. Although dialogue has proven difficult to measure and define, it is widely regarded as an ideal outcome of the teacher-learner transaction. Considered…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Social Distance, Teacher Student Relationship
Rajasingham, Lalita – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This paper explores some new challenges facing universities in a global multimediated Internet-based environment, as they seek alternative paradigms and options to remain true to their core business. At a time of rapid technological change, and contested, complex concepts associated with globalisation, knowledge is becoming a primary factor of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Open Education
Garbett, Chris – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
In recent years there has been growth in online distance learning courses. This has been prompted by; new technology such as the Internet, mobile learning, video and audio conferencing: the explosion in student numbers in Higher Education, and the need for outreach to a world wide market. Web-based distance learning is seen as a solution to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Learning Modules, Student Experience
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
Ribeiro, Luis Roberto de Camargo; de Oliveira, Marcia Rozenfeld Gomes; Mill, Daniel – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This article examines distance education (DE) in the context to which is most frequently applied, i.e., higher education, and from the perspective of some of its most important actors, i.e., teachers. This study, of a qualitative nature, was conducted at a public university in Brazil. Data were collected by means of unstructured interviews,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
Olakulehin, Felix K.; Panda, Santosh K. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This paper examines the comparative private costs of distance and conventional (classroom-based) university students in Nigeria. A total of 200 subjects comprising students registered for the B.Sc. Computer Science and B.A. English Studies programmes at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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