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Brooks, Catherine F.; Bippus, Amy M. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Online communication forums allow students to collaborate and construct understandings of course material together, but little is known about students' discussion participation across online and blended (hybrid) classroom environments. This study begins to address this research gap by examining students' asynchronous discussions (number and length…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Experience
Goodfellow, Robin; Strauss, Pat; Puxley, Marianne – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper considers the issues that distance teachers in higher education who are not writing specialists face in supporting their students' academic writing development. We discuss the usefulness of open web-based writing support resources, and propose the need for a system that serves as an interface with these resources. Such a system should…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Open Universities, Internet, Writing (Composition)
Ossiannilsson, Ebba S. I.; Creelman, Alastair M. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This article aims to share experience from a Swedish project on the introduction and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education with both national and international perspectives. The project, "OER--resources for learning", was part of the National Library of Sweden Open Access initiative and aimed at exploring, raising…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology
Nikolaou, Alexandra; Koutsouba, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In an attempt to improve the effectiveness of distance learning, the present study aims to introduce an innovative way of creating and designing distance learning instructional material incorporating Bernice McCarthy's 4MAT Model based on learning styles. According to McCarthy's theory, all students can learn effectively in a cycle of learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Innovation, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness
Jahng, Namsook; Bullen, Mark – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore group forming strategies by examining participation behaviours during whole class discussions associated with active participation in a following small group activity. Written communication data, posted in class discussion forums (843 messages/70,432 words) and small group forums (732 messages/59,394…
Descriptors: Group Behavior, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Koutropoulos, Apostolos; Gallagher, Michael Sean; Abajian, Sean C.; de Waard, Inge; Hogue, Rebecca Joanne; Keskin, Nilgun Ozdamar; Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers, instructors, and learners in online environments. Online discussions are as important in MOOCs as in other online courses. Online discussions that occur in MOOCs are influenced by additional factors resulting from their volatile and voluntary…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Electronic Learning, Discussion Groups
Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Outcomes of Education
Chakupalesa, Anna Bucheba; Panda, Santosh – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Distance education is often hailed as the answer to the worlds problems of educational provision particularly in the developing countries of which African governments are no exception. Distance education has been used for both pre-service and in-service education, and at most levels of education. However, other than the structural differences…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis
Dzakiria, Hisham – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open Distance Learning (ODL) provides learners with the greatest possible control over time, place and pace of education. The educational delivery of ODL has improved greatly over the years with growing number of students continuously enrolling into various ODL programs globally. ODL however does come with issues and problems. Loss of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy
Feldstein, Andrew; Martin, Mirta; Hudson, Amy; Warren, Kiara; Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This study reports findings from a year-long pilot study during which 991 students in 9 core courses in the Virginia State University School of Business replaced traditional textbooks with openly licensed books and other digital content. The university made a deliberate decision to use open textbooks that were copyrighted under the Creative…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Course Content, Textbooks, Curriculum Implementation
Campion, Raul Santiago; Nalda, Fermin Navaridas; Rivilla, Antonio Medina – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The aim of this study is for the teachers in higher education to provide relative information about the use of the web 2.0 resources within its context and within the framework of the university staff training program. In this context, we have developed a tool in order to study 400 teachers attitude, use and perceived usefulness of web 2.0…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Faculty Development, Behavior Theories
Dedic, Velimir; Markovic, Suzana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Implementing Web-based educational environment requires not only developing appropriate architectures, but also incorporating human factors considerations. User interface becomes the major channel to convey information in e-learning context: a well-designed and friendly enough interface is thus the key element in helping users to get the best…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Science Education, Programming, Correlation
Santally, Mohammad Issack; Rajabalee, Yousra; Cooshna-Naik, Dorothy – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper discusses how modern technologies are changing the teacher-student-content relationships from the conception to the delivery of so-called "distance" education courses. The concept of Distance Education has greatly evolved in the digital era of 21st Century. With the widespread use and access to the Internet, exponential growth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Internet
Barbour, Michael K.; Siko, Jason P. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
While much of the growth in the popularity of virtual schooling has involved at-risk students, little research exists on the experiences of these students in this largely independent setting. This paper describes a case study of an at-risk student in a rural school in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who was enrolled in an online course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Experience, At Risk Students, Online Courses
Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith; Herman, Clem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Information Technology
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