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Ardavani, Shahrzad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Research reveals a rapid expansion of Open Educational Resources (OER) supporting global access to higher education for continued professional development (CPD) for in-service teachers. This offers interactive opportunities for participation and reflection to support the development of teacher cognition through a globally-oriented online…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Online Courses, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Lachney, Michael; Babbitt, William; Bennett, Audrey; Eglash, Ron – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
In the U.S. there are steady efforts by governmental and philanthropic organizations to increase the representation of students of colour in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). After years of mixed results, researchers and educators have started to question one size fits all notions of broadening participation. An increasing…
Descriptors: Cosmetology, African Americans, STEM Education, Design
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Robertshaw, David; Kotera, Yasuhiro – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Introduction: Dementia is one of the most significant issues of our time and there are varying prevailing attitudes towards dementia, including negative stigma and perception. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a widely available online learning resource accessed for free which may present an opportunity to address prevailing attitudes.…
Descriptors: Dementia, Online Courses, Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Olsson, Ulf – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
The conditions for higher education teachers operating in a technology-enhanced education setting and an open educational context -- such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) -- are different when compared to traditional teaching methods (e.g. in a lecture hall). This study investigates the grounds for 20 teachers at Swedish Higher education…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Quiroga, Jacobo Moreno; Kim, Daewoong – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
This study expands on the concept of outreach programs: museum initiatives that look for ways to reach and share knowledge outside their installations, often to schools. We aim to study approaches for the development of content for a history museum outreach program using digital technologies. The significance of this lies in investigating ways to…
Descriptors: Program Design, Outreach Programs, Museums, History
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Bei, Evanthia; Mavroidis, Ilias; Giossos, Yiannis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable psychometric scale to measure the perceived autonomy of postgraduate students in the Hellenic Open University and similar distance education environments. Two dimensions of autonomy, namely personal and educational, were revealed from the literature review and the preliminary study. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Psychometrics
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Taskiran, Ayse – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Today, language learners can be linked with students in other countries to form international partnerships, which is often called telecollaboration. Some common goals of telecollaboration include cultural awareness, development of foreign language skills and intercultural communicative competence. This study intends to gain insights about the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Mediated Communication
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Downes, Stephen – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Since the introduction of connectivism as a learning theory in 2004 a body of literature has developed both offering criticisms and expanding on applications and empirical validation. This article surveys recent literature on the topic, grouping it into themes, and developing an understanding of current perspectives in connectivism. It surveys…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Social Networks, Knowledge Level, Learning
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Batsila, Anastasia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Distance web-based VET is nowadays of utmost importance for the EU. But, its special characteristics create doubts, as far as its quality is concerned, so research in this field is essential. According to the theoretical background, teaching methods and specifically, inter-learner communication and collaborative learning, are related to quality…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Keskin, Sinan; Yurdugül, Halil – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Today's educational institutions are expected to create learning opportunities independent of time and place, to offer easily accessible learning environments and interpersonal communication opportunities. Accordingly, higher education institutions develop strategies to meet these expectations through teaching strategies, such as e-learning,…
Descriptors: Preferences, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Learning Strategies
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Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu R.; Lundqvist, Karsten; Mitchell, Richard; Warburton, Steven; Williams, Shirley A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
In recent years there has been a significant growth in the number of online courses known as MOOCs available via online providers such as edX and Coursera. The result has been a marked reduction in the clarity around the different course offerings and this has created a need to reconsider the classification schemes for MOOCs to help inform…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Taxonomy, Enrollment
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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
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Bir, Devayan Debashis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Universities in the U.S. typically offer to teach introductory engineering courses in large classes to tackle the increase in undergraduate engineering enrolment and to save on cost of teaching. Previous studies done on traditionally taught large classes have shown the negative effects it has on students and faculty. Many institutions use online…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Engineering Education, Online Courses
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Jokiaho, Annika; May, Birgit; Grübmeyer, Sonja – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
With the increase in the number of online courses being offered, it is important for faculty to be prepared to teach online. In this study, we examine US and German faculty perceptions on their preparedness to teach online based on the perception of importance of teaching online competencies and their efficacy to teach online. We also examine…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Readiness
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Woolcott, Geoff; Seton, Carolyn; Mason, Raina; Chen, Ouhao; Lake, Warren; Markopoulos, Christos; Boyd, William – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
This paper describes a design-based implementation research (DBIR) approach to the development and trialling of a new generation massive open online course (ngMOOC) situated in an instructional setting of undergraduate mathematics at a regional Australian university. This process is underscored by two important innovations: (a) a basis in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Research Projects, Feedback (Response), Cognitive Processes
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