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Douglas, Kerrie; Zielinski, Mitch; Merzdorf, Hillary; Diefes-Dux, Heidi; Bermel, Peter – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Improving STEM MOOC evaluation requires an understanding of the current state of STEM MOOC evaluation, as perceived by all stakeholders. To this end, we investigated what kinds of information STEM MOOC instructors currently use to evaluate their courses and what kinds of information they feel would be valuable for that purpose. We conducted…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Delgado, Huimei; Delgado, Michael S.; Hilton, John, III – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Open educational resources (OER), which are free and openly licensed educational materials, have been a widely discussed topic in response to high textbook costs, the need for more pedagogical flexibility, and inequality in access to educational materials. In this study we examine the efficacy of OER through a quantitative analysis of the impact…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Calculus
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Heller, Richard F.; Strobl, Judith; Madhok, Rajan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
People's Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni, http://peoples-uni.org) aims to contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building public health capacity via e-learning at affordable cost. We describe experience over nine years of the initiative, including the development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Public Health, Health Education
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Im, Tami; Kang, Minseok – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify relationships of learners' achievement goal orientation, self-regulation, test-anxiety, self-efficacy, participation, satisfaction, and achievement in online learning environments in Korea. A total of 1,832 student responses from a Korean cyber university were used to find structural relationships of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Kokoç, Mehmet; Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Öztürk, Mücahit; Erdogdu, Fatih – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
In an effort to understand trends in open and distance education more comprehensively, this study aims to identify the research trends, major concepts, and cutoff points in the articles published between 2009 and 2016. From five major peer-reviewed journals, a total of 989 articles were analyzed through a systematic literature review process using…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Content Analysis, Educational Research
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Song, Donggil; Rice, Marilyn; Oh, Eun Young – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Online learning environments could be well understood as a multifaceted phenomenon affected by different aspects of learner participation including synchronous/asynchronous interactions. The aim of this study was to investigate learners' participation in online courses, synchronous interaction with a conversational virtual agent, their…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction
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Borup, Jered; Walters, Shea; Call-Cummings, Megan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
With the rapid growth of K-12 online learning opportunities, calls have come for more and better parental engagement to improve student engagement and reduce student attrition. In this article, we drew from a larger study to share rich narratives from three parents of students who required high levels of parental support for their online learning…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Charter Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses
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Chatti, Mohamed Amine; Muslim, Arham – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Personalization is crucial for achieving smart learning environments in different lifelong learning contexts. There is a need to shift from one-size-fits-all systems to personalized learning environments that give control to the learners. Recently, learning analytics (LA) is opening up new opportunities for promoting personalization by providing…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Data Analysis, Learning Experience, Metacognition
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera; Uys, Philip; Fifita, Seilosehina – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points Meeting, Commonwealth of Learning's (COL) Focal Point for Tonga had identified top priorities for the country where COL can further support the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Sustainability, Career Readiness
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Santoveña-Casal, Sonia – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The main objective of this study was to analyse the influence of social media participation on academic performance. The sample consisted of 1960 students taking one of two courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, respectively (Faculty of Education, National Distance Education University, Spain), of whom 411 students carried out an activity…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Mavropoulos, Azarias A.; Sipitanou, Aikaterini K.; Pampouri, Anastasia A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
This article presents the implementation and the evaluation of the blended learning program "Training of Lifelong Learning Adult Trainers," which was organized by the Center of Training and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, during the last two years (2016-2017). The aim of the training program was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Adult Educators, Lifelong Learning
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Rodés, Virginia; Gewerc-Barujel, Adriana; Llamas-Nista, Martín – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The Open Education movement has made efforts to systematise experiences and to evaluate the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). However, OER adoption is not part of the prevailing paradigm in higher education, both at the global level and in Latin America. This paper describes results of a study that analysed the social representations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Poellhuber, Bruno; Roy, Normand; Bouchoucha, Ibthihel – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
As the offer of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow around the world, a great deal of MOOC research has focused on their low success rates and used indicators that might be more appropriate for traditional degree-seeking students than for MOOC learners, who, because of the openness of MOOCs, represent a more diverse clientele who…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Integrated Learning Systems, Distance Education, Student Behavior
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Moosvi, Firas; Reinsberg, Stefan A.; Rieger, Georg W. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
In this article, we examine whether an inquiry-based, hands-on physics lab can be delivered effectively as a distance lab. In science and engineering, hands-on distance labs are rare and open-ended project labs in physics have not been reported in the literature. Our introductory physics lab at a large Canadian research university features…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Instruction, Physics
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Williams, Peter E.; Wall, Natalie; Fish, Wade W. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Adult professionals enroll in online graduate programs and rely on social support and on their ability to self-regulate to be successful. The literature on academic self-regulation among emerging adults (traditional college age) is ample, but we do not know how social support interacts with academic self-regulation among adult graduate students at…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Social Support Groups, Doctoral Programs, Online Courses
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