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Jacoby, Jean – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a rapidly evolving phenomenon which has stimulated discussion in universities around the world. A central theme of these discussions, and much of the published literature on the phenomenon, is the potential of the MOOC to disrupt the way universities do business. The aim of this narrative literature review…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Universities, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Barbour, Michael; Bennett, Carolyn – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
The Virtual Learning Network (VLN) provides schools, particularly those in rural and remote areas, with the opportunity to cooperate to expand curricular offerings for their students. Each school that participates in a VLN cluster contributes at least one course delivered by an e-teacher, allowing member schools access to any course offered…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Areas
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Pratt, Keryn; Pullar, Ken – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
Virtual schools are increasingly common in New Zealand and internationally as schools are challenged to meet the needs of their students. This article presents a description of the distance-learning model used by a group of schools in rural Otago for the last decade. The leadership team and roles are described, and the funding model, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education
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Zaka, Pinelopi – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper reports on the findings of a case study that investigated how blended teaching and learning was implemented in a New Zealand secondary school. An ecological perspective was taken to clarify the complexity of blended teaching and learning implementation by researching the roles of students, teachers, school leaders and other educational…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
Eddie Reisch is currently working as a policy advisor for Te Reo Maori Operational Policy within the Student Achievement group with the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, where he has implemented and led a range of e-learning initiatives and developments, particularly the Virtual Learning Network (VLN). He is regarded as one of the leading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Expertise, Blended Learning
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Jahng, Namsook – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This systematic review establishes a comprehensive understanding of research trends and the findings of current studies that focus on small-group communication in post-secondary online courses. The review includes 18 journal articles which are categorised and summarised on the basis of their common themes. This review finds that a majority of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Online Courses, Trend Analysis, Interpersonal Communication
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Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
With the increasing importance and rapid growth of online courses, diversification of the student population, and the growing concern over retention rates, exploration of learner online participation and possible relationships with motivation and achievement behaviour is becoming increasingly relevant in higher education. Previous studies (Gerber,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student Motivation
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Khoo, Elaine; Johnson, E. Marcia; Zahra, Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative case study of a teacher and her students in a postgraduate Tourism course in New Zealand in which a learning management system, discussion forums, and wikis were used to facilitate student engagement and deeper learning of course content. Although the teacher was experienced in face-to-face teaching contexts,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Pohio, Lesley; Lee, Maryann – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper presents a descriptive analysis of the challenges and rewards of revisualising and designing an innovative online space for a first-year Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education course, Visual Arts in the Early Years. The perspectives offered are drawn from a design project involving collaboration between the course lecturer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Innovation, Early Childhood Education
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Bennett, Carolyn; Barbour, Michael K. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This case study investigated the perceptions of Maori students in the Virtual Learning Network of what constituted effective strategies for engaging them in online learning. In the FarNet cluster, about 63 students from the four secondary and five area schools access the VLN, and approximately 80 percent of those students are of Maori descent.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Taipjutorus, Widchaporn; Hansen, Sally; Brown, Mark – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
In both traditional face-to-face and online learning contexts, self-efficacy has been shown to be a key contributor to learner success. Once established, self-efficacy can be generalised to other learning situations, with the strongest effect occurring with learning activities that are closest to those in which self-efficacy has been improved.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Self Control, Online Courses
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Research indicates learners studying at a distance can experience perceptions of isolation and lack of "belonging" and support, which can adversely affect their learning experience and performance. Recently, the advent of affordable, accessible and reliable high-speed broadband has meant that a whole new array of digital tools to support…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Students, Seminars
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Craig, Barbara; Stevens, Ken – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
The research outlined in this paper is based on the convergence of two conceptual frameworks that guide the transfer of knowledge and skills from traditional teacher education, which focused on teaching in single classrooms, to open networked learning environments that include both inter-institutional teaching and learning and local and global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Electronic Learning
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Palmer, Stuart – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
While a growing number of higher education institutions are providing online modes of study for both on- and off-campus students, do the differences in demography, technology experiences and reasons for study between on- and off-campus students mean that they interact differently with online learning environments (OLEs)? Australia's Deakin…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Higher Education, Student Surveys
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Marshall, Stephen – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Over an 18-month period four New Zealand educational institutions--a university, a private tertiary enterprise, a wananga, and an institute of technology/polytechnic--have engaged in a process of change influenced by technology. Their e-learning capability was benchmarked using the E-Learning Maturity Model, and this information was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Organizational Change
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