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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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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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Mirembe, Drake Patrick; Lubega, Jude T.; Kibukamusoke, Martha – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Social media platforms have transformed the way we live and work. These platforms have opened up new opportunities for service provisioning and business models. Therefore, this paper presents findings of how leading Ugandan Universities are integrating social media in the teaching and learning processes. The researchers adopted a multi-methodology…
Descriptors: Social Media, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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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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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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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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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
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
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
Walker, Richard – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This article explores how online distance learning tutors working within a higher education context may be supported in their professional development through participation on an institutional peer observation programme. Drawing on the reflections of participants from two cohorts (2011 and 2012) at the University of York, the article reviews the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Observation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Bozkurt, Aras; Kumtepe, Evrim Genc; Kumtepe, Alper Tolga; Aydin, Irem Erdem; Bozkaya, Müjgan; Aydin, Cengiz Hakan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper presents a content analytic approach on doctoral dissertations in the field of distance education in Turkish Higher Education context from the years of 1986 through 2014. A total of 61 dissertations were examined to explore keywords, academic discipline, research areas, theoretical/conceptual frameworks, research designs, research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education
Olsson, Ulf – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Scientists from five Swedish universities were interviewed about open second cycle education. Research groups and scientists collaborate closely with industry, and the selection of scientists for the study was made in relation to an interest in developing technology-enhanced open education, indicated by applications for funding from the Knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, School Business Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
Romero, Margarida; Usart, Mireia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Higher Education increases flexibility with online learning solutions. Nevertheless, dropout rates in online university are large. Among the reasons, one aspect deserving further study is students' Time Perspective (TP), which has been studied in onsite HE. It is necessary to know the TP profile of the growing population of online students, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Preferences
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Bachy, Sylviane – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
In this paper we propose a new Technopedagogical Disciplinary Knowledge model. This model integrates four separate dimensions, which we use to measure a teacher's effectiveness. These are the individual teacher's discipline (D), personal epistemology (E), pedagogical knowledge (P), and knowledge of technology (T). We also acknowledge the existence…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Models, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Effectiveness
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