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Wang, Zhijun; Anderson, Terry; Chen, Li – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
In this research paper, the authors analyse the collected data output during a 36-week cMOOC. Six-week data streams from blogs, Twitter, a Facebook group, and video conferences were tracked from the daily newsletter and the MOOCs' hashtag (#Change 11). This data was analysed using content analysis and social network analysis within an…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Kocdar, Serpil; Karadeniz, Abdulkadir; Bozkurt, Aras; Buyuk, Koksal – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Previous studies have described many scales for measuring self-regulation; however, no scale has been developed specifically for self-paced open and distance learning environments. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a scale for determining the self-regulated learning skills of distance learners in selfpaced open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Goal Orientation, Reliability, Self Management
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Fraser, Joy; Fahlman, Dorothy; Arscott, Jane; Guillot, Isabelle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Prior to undertaking a descriptive study on attrition and retention of students in two online undergraduate health administration and human service programs, a pilot test was conducted to assess the procedures for participant recruitment, usability of the survey questionnaire, and data collection processes. A retention model provided the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Feasibility Studies, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Paskevicius, Michael; Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data to examine the discourses surrounding openness as well as the people who participate in discourse around openness. By targeting hashtags related to open…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Media, Open Education, Educational History
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Al-Adwan, Ahmad Samed; Al-Madadha, Amr; Zvirzdinaite, Zahra – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Mobile devices are increasingly coming to penetrate people's daily lives. Mobile learning (m-learning) is viewed as key to the coming era of electronic learning (e-learning). In the meantime, the use of mobile devices for learning has made a significant contribution to delivering education among higher education students worldwide. However, while…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Readiness, Higher Education
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Bayeck, Rebecca Yvonne; Choi, Jinhee – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This paper discusses the influence of cultural dimensions on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introductory videos. The study examined the introductory videos produced by three universities on Coursera platforms using communication theory and Hofstede's cultural dimensions. The results show that introductory videos in MOOCs are influenced by the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Nagy, Judit T. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The aim of the study was to examine the determining factors of students' video usage and their learning satisfaction relating to the supplementary application of educational videos, accessible in a Moodle environment in a Business Mathematics Course. The research model is based on the extension of "Technology Acceptance Model" (TAM), in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Multimedia Materials, Mathematics Activities
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Bozkurt, Aras; Alturki, Uthman; Aldraiweesh, Ahmed – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Since the first offering of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in 2008, the body of literature on this new phenomenon of open learning has grown tremendously. In this regard, this article intends to identify and map patterns in research on MOOCs by reviewing 362 empirical articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2008 to 2015. For the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Adham, Raniah; Parslow, Pat; Dimitriadi, Yota; Lundqvist, Karsten Øster – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
In Saudi Arabia, gender-segregation is a known issue within higher education that often deprives female tutors from providing online learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). As well, students may not be getting the benefit of their experience and teaching. The purpose of this study is to develop an Avatar tool to represent a female tutor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology
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Hadullo, Kennedy; Oboko, Robert; Omwenga, Elijah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done with some measures of success and failure as well. There is evidence from literature that the provision of e-learning faces several quality issues relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying online may form semi-formal groups to increase their knowledge of the content by interacting with other learners taking the same class. This study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Lin, Jingjing; Cantoni, Lorenzo – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
As the popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow, studies are emerging to investigate various topics in this area. Most have focused on the learners' perspective, leaving a gap in the literature about MOOC instructors. The current research--conducted in the field of tourism and hospitality--explored early experiences of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Taylor, Brett D.; McNair, Delores E. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Traditional school districts do not have a lot of experience with virtual schools and have lost students to state and charter virtual schools. To retain students and offer alternative learning opportunities, more public districts are starting their own virtual schools. This study was an examination of foundational processes at three California…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology
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Bezuidenhout, Adéle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The competence of distance educators has a significant impact on learners' success. The paradigm shift for universities to become distance and electronic learning environments justifies the urgency to address competency gaps in distance educators' competencies efficiently. From a strategic human resource development perspective, the systems theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty
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Weidlich, Joshua; Bastiaens, Theo J. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Transactional distance (TD), the perception of psychological distance between the student and his peers, his instructor/teacher, and the learning content, has long been a prominent construct in research on distance education. Today, distance education primarily takes place over the internet, with technology mediating engagement and communication.…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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