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Çakiroglu, Ünal – Open Praxis, 2019
In an increasingly digital society, educators are encouraged to use synchronous online technologies. This study attempts to explore the community of inquiry in a web conferencing system through synchronous interactions and focuses on the relationships between cognitive presence and academic achievements. Participants were teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Videoconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication
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Somuah, Beatrice Asante; Kariuki, Samson Ikinya; Itegi, Florence Muthoni – Open Praxis, 2019
The contributions of individuals towards a nation's development cannot be underestimated. Nevertheless, research has proven that gender roles could create some setbacks to the extent that some individuals may not be able to reach the optimum in higher education. This correlational study explored whether the interplay of some female gender roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Role, Academic Persistence, Females
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David; Chaffee, Reta; Darrow, Jennifer; Guilmett, JoAnn; Harper, Sarah; Hilton, Bryson – Open Praxis, 2019
With the increasing development and adoption of Open Educational Resources, many researchers and practitioners are interested in more carefully examining pedagogies connected with their use. This study describes the perceptions of 173 students of implementations of various approaches to open pedagogy by nineteen instructors in post-secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Open Educational Resources, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Heller, Richard Frederick; Chilolo, Edward; Elliott, Jonny; Johnson, Brian; Lipman, David; Ononeze, Victoria; Richards, Justin – Open Praxis, 2019
Two free fully online courses were offered by Peoples-uni on its Open Online Courses site, both as self-paced courses available any time and as courses run over four weeks with tutor-led discussions. We tested the hypothesis that there are no measurable differences in outcomes between the two delivery methods. Similar numbers attended both…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Tutors, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication
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Perry, Beth; Edwards, Margaret – Open Praxis, 2019
Online learning continues to evolve from computer-based learning to more focus on mobile learning. With this evolution comes the need to develop (and evaluate) instructional strategies effective in mobile learning. This work-in-progress features a description of four innovative instructional strategies adapted from approaches we developed, used,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Electronic Learning, Instructional Innovation, College Instruction
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Van Allen, Jennifer; Katz, Stacy – Open Praxis, 2019
This manuscript offers a reasoning for and example of integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) and open pedagogy within a teacher education course. We highlight a collaborative partnership between library faculty and education faculty and the decision points and processes we used when redesigning this course to provide an example of adopting…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Open Education, Assignments, Open Educational Resources
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Nkwenti, Michael N.; Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera – Open Praxis, 2019
The government of Cameroon has been increasingly pre-occupied with the quality of learning outcomes and the lack of learning resources at all levels of the education system. Research on similar educational systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond indicate that Ministries of Education are exploring the potential of open educational resources (OER)…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Barriers, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gyamf, George; Sukseemuang, Panida; Tantiwich, Kornsak; Kaewkong, Pittayatorn – Open Praxis, 2019
This study investigated 350 English as a foreign language (EFL) undergraduate students' use of "Tell Me More" (TMM), a language learning technology, for self-study in a university in the south of Thailand. Two questions guided the study: 1) What were learners' self-study practices with the TMM program? 2) How did learners' self-study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, William H. – Open Praxis, 2019
Transnational education is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field. The Internet has enabled virtually global access to distance education opportunities, however transnational distance students in particular have often been miscategorized, oversimplified, or overlooked in prior research. This literature review synthesizes research and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Global Approach, Demography, Foreign Students
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Brandle, Shawna; Katz, Stacy; Hays, Anne; Beth, Amy; Cooney, Cailean; DiSanto, Jacqueline; Miles, Linda; Morrison, Abigail – Open Praxis, 2019
The results of the first cross-campus survey of student opinions on Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses are in: City University of New York (CUNY) students like their ZTC courses, primarily for the cost savings and ease of access. The survey results yield rich data about how positively students feel about their Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses as…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Student Costs
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Bozkurt, Aras; Akbulut, Yavuz – Open Praxis, 2019
Dropout is a major concern in networked learning practices, however, little is known about the issue within the perspective of cultural contexts. On this basis, cultural context and dropout patterns were examined through a mixed-methods approach in which social network analysis and two-way between-group comparisons (culture vs. dropout) were…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Characteristics, Cultural Context, Online Courses
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Kara, Mehmet; Erdogdu, Fatih; Kokoç, Mehmet; Cagiltay, Kursat – Open Praxis, 2019
Although online distance education provides adult learners with an opportunity for life-long learning, there are still factors challenging them to engage in educational processes. The purpose of this study is to explore the challenges faced by adult learners in online distance education through the analysis of the relevant literature. The articles…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Adult Learning, Barriers
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Cardoso, Paula; Morgado, Lina; Teixeira, António – Open Praxis, 2019
In recent years, the Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) movements have been essential in creating opportunities in all scholarly activities, within the context of higher education. The main purpose of this research was to understand how perceptions and practices of faculty towards OER are related to their perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Educational Resources, Access to Information, Higher Education
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Harold, Sinead; Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2019
"Open" initiatives, which focus on increasing access to education, resources, and research, are often practised by individuals rather than universities. However, universities must now produce openly accessible research to comply with research funding and assessment requirements. To encourage staff participation, universities need to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Open Education, Access to Information
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Usman, Khalid – Open Praxis, 2019
Distance education particularly the IT based distance learning is a fast growing concept in the academic world. The employees working in such distance learning institutions have certain issues that need to be investigated. One important such issue the job satisfaction of employees. Job satisfaction of employees can be investigated through several…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Organizational Culture, Job Satisfaction, Educational Technology
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