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Issack, Santally Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in Open Educational Resources (OER). A similar trend was observed about a decade ago in the concept of Learning Objects, which inevitably faded without really making an impact in real-world educational contexts. A number of repositories were created that contain thousands of learning…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Priem, Freddy; De Craemer, Renaat; Calu, Johan; Pedreschi, Fran; Zimmer, Thomas; Saighi, Sylvain; Lilja, Jarmo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This three-year Virtual Measurements Environment curriculum development project for higher education within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union is the result of intense collaboration among four institutions, teaching applied sciences and technology. It aims to apply the principles and possibilities of evolved distance and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum Development, Problem Based Learning, Lifelong Learning
Al-Khatib, Hayat – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
Technology Enhanced Learning is a feature of 21st century education. Innovations in ICT have provided unbound access to information in support of the learning process (APTEL, 2010; Allert et al, 2002; Baldry et al, 2006; Frustenberg et al, 2001; Sarkis, 2010). LMS has been extensively put to use in universities and educational institutions to…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Access to Information, Program Effectiveness, Educational Experience
Walker, David; Livadas, Lelia; Miles, Gail – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This research investigated Irish Small to Medium Sized Educational Institutions (SMSEs) involved in Higher Education (HE) that adopted Moodle, the OSS (Open Source Software) course management system (CMS). As Moodle has only been adopted in the Irish HE sector in the last 5-7 years, this research crucially studied the attitudes of the SMSEs that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management Systems, Schools, Foreign Countries
Rekkedal, Torstein – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This article reports from a research study concerning online distance study for competence development of vocational rehabilitation clients. The students included in the study are adults with health problems participating in a rehabilitation process to re-enter into working life. As a group the students are characterized by difficulties, problems…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Learning Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Online Courses
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
Kumar, Lalita S.; Jamatia, Biplab; Aggarwal, A. K.; Kannan, S. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This paper reports the findings of a study conducted to analyse the effect of mobile device intervention for student support services and to gauge its use for enhancing teaching--learning process as a future study in the context of offer of Distance Education programmes. The study was conducted with the learners of the coveted Post Graduate…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Intervention, Distance Education, Medicine
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
Hasan, Abrar; Laaser, Wolfram – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
The paper is based on a recent report given to the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education on "Reforming Higher Education Distance Learning in Portugal" (Hasan et. al. 2009). The report was grounded on on-site visits of leading Portuguese Universities, Polytechnics and Business Schools as well as on written…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
Pundak, David; Herscovitz, Orit; Shacham, Miri – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning. Many studies found that active teaching improves students' success, involvement and thinking skills. Nevertheless, internationally, most instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
Panagiotis, Anastasiades; Chrysoula, Iliadou – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Two-way communication between students and tutors is one of the two key factors contributing to the success of a Distance Learning programme, the other being the complete and well-designed educational package. Both elements are essential to guide students' learning. By means of this communication the tutor can facilitate the interaction of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Open Universities, Distance Education, Tutors
Hancock, Val – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
The Open University, an open distance learning institution, is increasingly using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that requires internet access. This paper investigates how the move to a VLE has affected one group of students who do not have internet access--offender learners studying in prison. Members of the armed forces and secure hospital…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Action Research, Distance Education
Arenas, M. Begona; Hitos, Alicia; Perchiazzi, Matteo; Ugolini, Sara – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Mentoring works as a strategy for helping people and particularly disadvantaged groups of population such as the unemployed, young people or immigrants improve their professional opportunities and succeed in life. It helps give people the confidence, access to valuable resources, and skills they need to reach their potential. The article presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Information Technology, Pilot Projects
Macdonald, Janet – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Professional development for distance tutors is traditionally delivered through texts or websites, supplemented by face to face workshops. However, one of the major challenges is to ensure that they engage with the materials and carry away something which is of value to their practice. At the Open University (UK) our 8000 tutors work from home,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Open Universities, Tutors, Professional Development
Volk, Benno; Keller, Stefan Andreas – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Since 2002 the "Zurich E-Learning Certificate" offers lecturers and academic staff from the three main universities in Zurich the possibility to take part in a professional development program which supports the acquirement of eCompetence. The program is the result of a cooperation between the University of Zurich (UZH), the Swiss…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Program Development
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