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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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Firat, Mehmet; Öztürk, Aylin; Günes, Ihsan; Çolak, Esra; Beyaz, Melda; Büyük, Köksal – Open Praxis, 2019
The literature is considerably rich about engagement and academic achievement in the context of open and distance learning. However, there is limited research that investigates these variables with large scale participants. In this regard, the aim of this research was to investigate causal correlations between e-learning engagement time and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Distance Education
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Impedovo, Maria Antonietta; Malik, Sufiana Khatoon – Open Praxis, 2019
International teacher-educator learning supports a more complex vision of teacher professionalism for both developed and developing countries. The aim of this paper is the analysis of Pakistani teacher-educator professional learning after attending an international blended course, considering the impact of online and face-to-face participation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Faculty Development
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Domínguez Figaredo, Daniel; Álvarez Álvarez, José Francisco – Open Praxis, 2019
The main national distance learning universities were launched before the emergence of the Internet. In order to adapt to digital connectivity, these universities had to modify their organizational and methodological procedures. But in recent years important changes have emerged in the field of educational technology, and this has significantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Educational Policy
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Abri, Maimoona Humaid Al; Dabbagh, Nada – Open Praxis, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore students and instructor perceptions of the concept of renewable assignments in the open educational resources (OER) movement. Mixed methods were used, with a combination of a survey and semi-structured interview, administered at George Mason University in the United States. Eleven graduate students enrolled…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Graduate Students
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Villar-Onrubia, Daniel; Orlic, Davor – Open Praxis, 2019
This paper reviews a framework to support the co-creation of policies to sustainably foster Open Education. The framework has been derived from a comprehensive review of public and Open Education policy documents and related literature, as well as identification and consideration of contiguous issues in the education landscape that directly impact…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Sustainability
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Kersey, Scott – Open Praxis, 2019
We investigate Open Educational Resources (OER) in post-secondary Calculus with face-to-face instruction using web-based homework in a side-by-side comparison with Closed (Proprietary) Educational Resources (CER). Statistical analyses using multilinear regression models are developed to demonstrate several significant effects, to within a…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, College Mathematics, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Ganapathi, Janani – Open Praxis, 2019
Sustainability is a fundamental requirement to ensure long-term viability of open educational resource (OER) initiatives. To afford technology upgrades and author costs, most of the existing initiatives are heavily reliant on continued funding; limiting OER models to invest in commissioned works. User-generated resources come as a solution to this…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Users (Information), Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
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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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