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Duran, Leslie – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
Although learner silence in face-to-face classrooms has been the topic of considerable research interest, relatively little investigation has been done into learners' experience of silence in distance education. Guided by a phenomenology of practice approach, this study explores the lived experiences of online silence, using interview data…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Cavanagh, Thomas; Chen, Baiyun; Lahcen, Rachid Ait Maalem; Paradiso, James R. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
While adaptive learning is emerging as a promising technology to promote access and quality at a large scale in higher education (Becker et al., 2018), the implementation of adaptive learning in teaching and learning is still sporadic, and it is unclear how to best design and teach an adaptive learning course in a higher education context. As…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, College Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology
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Fiock, Holly S. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This article describes a practical approach for implementing instructional strategies in order to build a Community of Inquiry (CoI) into an online course. Online community building has positive effects on the quality of student learning, increases student engagement, and encourages motivation of students in online courses. The CoI is a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Courses, Inquiry, Educational Strategies
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Lee, HyunKyung; Chang, Heewon; Bryan, Lynette – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This study examines how technological and relational factors independently and interactively predict the perceived learning success of doctoral students enrolled in online-based leadership programs offered in the United States. The 73-item Online Learning Success Scale (OLSS) was constructed, based on existing instruments, and administered online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Students, Leadership Training, Measures (Individuals)
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Clements, Kyle; West, Richard E.; Hunsaker, Enoch – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This article is intended as a practical resource to help interested organizations design and implement an open badging system. Open badges are a type of open credential designed to recognize a variety of skills, knowledge, and experiences, both inside and outside of traditional educational settings. While growing in popularity, common questions…
Descriptors: Credentials, Recognition (Achievement), Program Implementation, Electronic Publishing
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Costello, Eamon; Farrelly, Tom; Murphy, Tony – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
Little is known about open access publishing in educational technology journals that employ a hybrid model which charges authors only if they wish to publish via gold open access. In this study we sought to address this gap in the scholarly understanding of open access publishing in hybrid journals that publish research into the intersection of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Risquez, Angelica; McAvinia, Claire; Desmond, Yvonne; Bruen, Catherine; Ryan, Deirdre; Coughlan, Ann – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This paper reports on the research findings from a national project examining the issues in creating, sharing, using, and reusing open educational resources (OER) in the context of the development of open education in Ireland. One important aspect of the research was to investigate the potential for using existing institutional research repository…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Education
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Littenberg-Tobias, Joshua; Ruiperez Valiente, Jose; Reich, Justin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
The relationship between pricing and learning behavior is an important topic in research on massive open online courses (MOOCs). We report on two case studies where cohorts of learners were offered coupons for free certificates to explore how price reductions might influence behavior in MOOC-based online learning settings. In Case Study 1, we…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Online Courses, Student Costs, Student Participation
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Lee, Daeyeoul; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This study examines the relationships between self-efficacy, task value, and the use of self-regulated learning strategies by massive open online course (MOOC) learners from a social cognitive perspective. A total of 184 participants who enrolled in two MOOCs completed surveys. The results of Pearson's correlation analysis show a positive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Management, Learning Strategies, Online Courses
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Anderson, Talea; Cuttler, Carrie – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
As open textbook initiatives are on the rise, a burgeoning literature has begun exploring student perceptions of openly licensed textbooks used in higher education. Most of this research has lacked consideration of potential differences in the perceptions of online and on-campus students and has failed to include a control group of students using…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Costs, Shared Resources and Services, Online Courses
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John; Irvine, Lindesay; Williams, Jane – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
Fostering a sense of belonging and a personal connection is seen as fundamental by many educational researchers, regardless of the learning environment. Online learning certainly provides flexible learning opportunities but comes with notable issues. For online learners, nurturing a sense of belonging may present a way of improving their…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Sense of Community
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bin Mohd Amin, Mohd Rushidi; Piaralal, Shishi Kumar; bin Daud, Yon Rosli; bin Mohamed, Baderisang – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This study investigated the relationships among justice dimensions (distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational), university image, service recovery satisfaction, and customer behavioural outcomes (trust, word of mouth, repurchase intention, and loyalty). This study adopted a cross-sectional survey approach and data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Justice, Distance Education, Open Universities
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AlDahdouh, Alaa A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
Emotion has long been a question of great interest in a wide range of fields. As a general rule, emotions are categorized as positive, which we seek, and negative, from which we turn away. However, empirically-backed connectivists claim that even negative emotions produce positive effects on student performance. What is less clear is how this…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Learning Theories, Social Networks, Student Behavior
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Andoh, Raphael P. K.; Appiah, Robert; Agyei, Paul M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
The study explored perceptions of postgraduate distance education students of University of Cape Coast (UCC). Specifically, associations between UCC postgraduate distance students' characteristics and satisfaction, as well as students' perceptions of physical facilities, staff-students relationship, facilitator quality, and student support…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction
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Zapata, Gabriela C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
This article investigates the results of a book sprint experience whose main objective was the development of instructional modules for an open textbook for the teaching of Spanish as a second language. Six graduate students at a public American university participated in the project for a week, working in pairs in the creation of activities that…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, College Faculty, Collaborative Writing, Public Colleges
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