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Andersen, Bjarke Lindsø; Na-songkhla, Jaitip; Hasse, Cathrine; Nordin, Norazah; Norman, Helmi – International Review of Education, 2018
Spurred on by rapid advances of technology, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have proliferated over the past decade. They pride themselves on making (higher) education available to more people at reduced (or no) cost compared to traditional university schemes and on being inclusive in terms of admitting vast numbers of students from all over…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Xiong, Yao; Suen, Hoi K. – International Review of Education, 2018
The development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has launched an era of large-scale interactive participation in education. While massive open enrolment and the advances of learning technology are creating exciting potentials for lifelong learning in formal and informal ways, the implementation of efficient and effective assessment is still…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Buhl, Mie; Andreasen, Lars Birch; Pushpanadham, Karanam – International Review of Education, 2018
The proliferation and expansion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) prompts a need to revisit classical pedagogical questions. In what ways will MOOCs facilitate and promote new e-learning pedagogies? Is current learning design adequate for the "massiveness" and "openness" of MOOCs? This article discusses the ways in which…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Higher Education
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Knox, Jeremy – International Review of Education, 2018
This article examines how algorithms are shaping student learning in massive open online courses (MOOCs). Following the dramatic rise of MOOC platform organisations in 2012, over 4,500 MOOCs have been offered to date, in increasingly diverse languages, and with a growing requirement for fees. However, discussions of "learning" in MOOCs…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematics, Learning, Data Collection
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Gil-Jaurena, Inés; Domínguez, Daniel – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses the challenges teachers face when entering a digital and open online environment in higher education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a popular phenomenon, making online learning more visible in the educational agenda; therefore, it is appropriate to analyse their expansion and diversification to help inform…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Online Courses, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Olaniran, Sunday Olawale – International Review of Education, 2018
This article explores the provision of education opportunities to a disadvantaged group in Nigeria known as "Almajiris." The word "Almajiri" derives from the Arabic word "Almuhajirun," meaning emigrant. The nomadic pastoralists of northern Nigeria constitute a major socio-economic group. According to a recent report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Warkineh, Turuwark Zalalam; Rogers, Alan; Danki, Tolera Negassa – International Review of Education, 2018
Teachers/facilitators in adult literacy learning programmes are recognised as being vital to successful learning outcomes. But little is known about them as a group. This small-scale research project comprising ethnographic-style case studies of five adult literacy facilitators (ALFs) in Ethiopia seeks to throw some light on these teachers, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Kim, Suehye – International Review of Education, 2018
The global agenda for sustainable development has centred lifelong learning on UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action. The study described in this article aimed to examine international and intergenerational variations in literacy skills gaps within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this purpose, the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Reading Skills
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Barry, Margot; Egan, Arlene – International Review of Education, 2018
Adult learners are attracted to learning opportunities (e.g. course offers) which seem promising in terms of allowing them to match their choices to their own perceived predispositions. To find out more about their personal learning style, some adult learners may fill in a questionnaire designed by researchers who aim (and claim) to enable both…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Adult Education, Interest Research
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Singh, Shweta – International Review of Education, 2018
Research has shown that there has been severe disruption in the educational sector in Kashmir post-1989 (the year Kashmiri unrest erupted). Inhibiting problems include the destruction of school buildings, parents' fear of sending their children to school, the recruitment of youth into armed groups, the economic decline of households, and forced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Transformative Learning, Conflict
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Elliott, Geoffrey – International Review of Education, 2018
Against a United Kingdom policy background of attempts to widen higher education participation in a socially inclusive direction, this article analyses theory, policy and practice to understand why past efforts have had limited success and to propose an alternative: an "anchor institution" model. A university and a private training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Rural Areas
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Tereseviciene, Margarita; Trepule, Elena; Treciokiene, Edita – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses the role of the cooperation with and the influence of the Nordic countries on the development of a democratic society in Lithuania through adult education since the reinstatement of its independence from Soviet regime in March 1990 to the present. The authors focus on three main areas: (1) the training of Lithuanian adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Theories, Adoption (Ideas)
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin – International Review of Education, 2018
Adult Education has many values, including experiences and co-operation among people, and the fact that adult education is full of stories from adult educators, which can help to understand trends in the past and developments in the present. Established in 1991 as part of a more general regional cooperation among five Nordic and three Baltic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), International Cooperation
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Gedviliene, Genute; Tutlys, Vidmantas; Lukošuniene, Vilija; Zuzeviciute, Vaiva – International Review of Education, 2018
The Baltic countries regained their independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and joined the European Union in 2004. This article seeks to explore institutional development and reforms of adult education and lifelong learning in Lithuania with respect to the processes, the actors and the context of socioeconomic change over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Carlsen, Antra; Maslo, Elina – International Review of Education, 2018
This article tells the extraordinary story of the cooperation among adult educators in five Nordic and three Baltic countries (NB8) which began in 1991--the year when Latvia regained its independence. According to individuals who experienced the evolution of this cooperation from the beginning and were actively involved in the process of…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
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