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Chen, Chwen Jen; Chuah, Kee Man; Tho, Jimmy; Teh, Chee Siong – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Wikis, being one of the popular Web 2.0 tools, have impacted students' engagement and performance particularly in the aspects of second and foreign language learning. While an increasing number of studies have focused on the effectiveness of wiki in improving students' writing skills, this study was conducted to examine the attitudinal factors…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, English (Second Language)
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
Vasiloudis, G.; Koutsouba, M.; Giossos, Y.; Mavroidis, I. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper studies the transactional distance between the students and the tutor as well as the autonomy of students in a postgraduate course of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). The aim of the paper is to examine how the relation between autonomy and transactional distance evolves during an academic year and how this relation is affected by…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Graduate Students
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
Kalogiannakis, Michail; Touvlatzis, Sotiris – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The effective communication between the learners and the tutor-counsellor has been proved to significantly promote the positive emotions, reduce the negative ones and reinforce the learners' participation in a distance learning program. The main purpose of our research is to investigate the emotions experienced by the learners of the Hellenic Open…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Experience, Distance Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Fragnito, Riccardo; Annarumma, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This work deals with the topic of creativity understood as a complex path carried out along all lifetime and that cannot be attributable to the mere accumulation of concepts. The changing social scenario promotes the dimension of the possible, the nonlinearity, the overcoming of preestablished trajectories of knowledge by triggering processes of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Creativity, Correlation, Art
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Rodés, Virginia; Hernández, Yosly; Collazos, Cesar – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Open textbook initiatives have emerged as an alternative to traditional publications, boosting the creation of educational resources based on open licenses. In order to make them sustainable, it is necessary to define strategies for the adoption of these initiatives by the different actors involved in the education institutions where they will be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Evaluation
Kack, Annika; Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Alai-Rosales, Shahla S.; Hoium, Kari; Mannikko-Barbutiu, Sirkku; Fors, Uno G. H. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Specialized educational programs previously unavailable to many students are now accessible to students spread throughout the world. In particular, this globalization presents new opportunities and challenges for universities educating professionals in the field of autism treatment. The aim of the present case study is to analyse the experiences…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Interviews
Yukselturk, Erman; Ozekes, Serhat; Turel, Yalin Kilic – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online Information Technologies Certificate Program in 2007-2009. The data was collected through online questionnaires (Demographic Survey, Online Technologies…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Dropout Characteristics, Prediction
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
Cheng, Jeremy C. Y. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This exploratory study examines emotional affordance of a massive open online course (MOOC). Postings in a discussion forum of a MOOC in computer science are analysed following a research design informed by virtual ethnography. Emotional affordance is investigated, focusing on non-achievement emotions which are not directly linked to achievement…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Toprak, Elif; Genc-Kumtepe, Evrim – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Communication is an indispensable part of international cooperation and it requires managing different cultures. Being prepared to see and understand different values, trying to understand contrasting views in a consortium, can decrease the potential of misperception which otherwise may act as a real barrier to cooperation. This is why…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Open Education
Domun, Manisha; Bahadur, Goonesh K. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
One of the most effective tools in e-learning is the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) and research has shown that students need to accurately assess their own performance thus improving their learning. The study involved the design and development of a self-assessment tool based on the Revised Blooms taxonomy Framework. As a second step in investigating…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Testing, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation
Kassandrinou, Amanda; Angelaki, Christina; Mavroidis, Ilias – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This study examines the presence of transactional distance among students, the factors affecting it, as well as the way it influences the learning process of students in a blended distance learning setting in Greece. The present study involved 12 postgraduate students of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). A qualitative research was conducted,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Graduate Students
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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