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Appedu, Sarah; Elmquist, Mary; Wertzberger, Janelle; Birch, Sharon – Open Praxis, 2021
Recognizing that higher education settings vary considerably, librarians at Gettysburg College sought to better understand textbook spending behaviors and the effects of costs on our students. We adapted the Florida Virtual Campus 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey to suit the context of our small, private, liberal arts college.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Costs, Private Colleges, Small Colleges
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Allotey, Pascale; Reidpath, Daniel; Certain, Edith; Vahedi, Mahnaz; Maher, Dermot; Launois, Pascal; Ross, Bella – Open Praxis, 2021
This study uses a case study approach to examine the development of a massive open online course (MOOC) on intervention and implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty for learners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Implementation research (IR) seeks to understand and address barriers to effective implementation of health…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Program Development
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Nsamba, Asteria; Bopape, Angie; Lebeloane, Bongi; Lekay, Laetitia – Open Praxis, 2021
Recently, the University of South Africa widened access to academic facilities and services at one of its study centres. Although this is laudable and demonstrates a commitment by the university towards its students, it raises these three concerns (1) What is the occupancy rate of the facilities? (2) To what extent are these improved facilities…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Stewart, William H. – Open Praxis, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education in ways that academic institutions, scholars, administrators, educators, and students will strive to fully comprehend for years to come. The global spread of SARS-CoV2 in early 2020 prompted social distancing as the primary countermeasure against contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus, which in…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, COVID-19
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Zhu, Xia; Chikwa, Gladson – Open Praxis, 2021
Cognisant of the wide range of cooperation between China and Africa and the existing strong Sino-African relationship, this article explores the international cooperation between Africa and China in the higher education domain, especially in the field of Open Distance Learning (ODL). The study employed data triangulation relying on both secondary…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Open Education
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Moghadam, Meisam; Shamsi, Habibeh – Open Praxis, 2021
The rapid transition to online teaching because of the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic exclaimed all the educators on finding the most efficient ways to teach in the presence of all rampant limitations caused in both social and academic lives. Facebook, as one of the favorite social networks, having hundreds of millions of users,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Social Media, Learner Engagement
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Werth, Eric; Williams, Katherine – Open Praxis, 2021
Students acting as co-creators of academic material is growing in popularity as a pedagogical approach in higher education. With student engagement and persistence consistently being emphasized for student and institution well-being, educational praxis must foster engaged, high-retention student cohorts. This exploratory research uses a…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Motivation, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars
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Vu, Phu; Fisher, Christine E. – Open Praxis, 2021
This study attempted to examine whether academic performance of pre-service teachers (PST) in virtual field experiences was the same as that of their peers in the previous semester who had regular face-to-face field experiences. Data for this study included PST' scores in three course sections in the Spring 2020 semester at a mid-size public…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Academic Achievement, Computer Simulation
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Aluko, Folake Ruth – Open Praxis, 2021
Effective student support is key in stemming the dropout in distance education. This article reports on the student support provision in a hybrid teacher education programme. Altogether 160 participants were purposively selected; 126 completed a survey, 33 (30 students and 3 administrative staff) took part in six focus group discussions; and one…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Distance Education, Tutoring
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Biberman-Shalev, Liat; Tur, Gemma; Buchem, Ilona – Open Praxis, 2020
National culture has been an influential framework for comparative and international research. However, current theories suggest that people and societies are rather more complex constructs than their cultural layer. This work is based on a previous study in which, when students from Spain were compared to German students, the former showed higher…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Cross Cultural Studies, Self Concept, Correlation
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Tamayo, Pedro Antonio; Herrero, Ana; Martín, Javier; Navarro, Carolina; Tránchez, José Manuel – Open Praxis, 2020
Within the process of progressive digitization of materials and tools for teaching and distance learning of a subject of introduction to Microeconomics (quarterly, in year three of the Degree in Social Work), taught by the authors at the National University of Distance Education (UNED), a virtual assistant in the form of "chatbot," or…
Descriptors: Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Distance Education
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Noreen, Sidra; Malik, Muhammad Abid – Open Praxis, 2020
The present study investigated the need of digital technologies for the distance learners of AIOU (Allama Iqbal Open University), and the challenges in its implementation. Within mixed-method approach, an explanatory sequential design was employed to conduct this study. Quantitative data was collected through questionnaires from 963 students to…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Makina, Antonia – Open Praxis, 2020
The integration of podcasts in an open distance e-learning environment can play a crucial role in reducing transactional distance through providing quality educational opportunities and access to information through any digital devise. However, technology does not improve teaching, unless if there is a well-conceived educational process taking…
Descriptors: Nonprint Media, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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Martin, Troy; Kimmons, Royce – Open Praxis, 2020
The cost of textbooks has continued to increase with significant financial effects on students in higher education. Although many faculty express a desire and willingness to adopt and create open textbooks (and OER generally), few actually do. To better understand this gap between attitudes and practices, this phenomenological study builds upon…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Open Educational Resources, Research Universities, Adoption (Ideas)
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Gündüz, Münevver; Karaman, Selçuk – Open Praxis, 2020
This study aimed to investigate open education faculty and distance education students' dropout reasons. By implementing the use of a case study as a qualitative research method, this study investigated why students dropped out for their distance education programs. The study group was composed of 25 students who had dropped out of distance…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, College Students, Student Attitudes
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