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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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Walz, Anita R.; Bekbalaeva, Jyldyz – Open Praxis, 2018
The study was undertaken to understand the propensity for increased engagement with open educational practices (OEP), to include methods prioritizing student-centered teaching & learning, and awareness, use, and development of open educational resources (OER) among higher education faculty in Kyrgyzstan. The study employed a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cronin, Catherine; MacLaren, Iain – Open Praxis, 2018
Conceptualisations of open educational practices (OEP) vary widely, ranging from those centred primarily on the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) to broader definitions of OEP, inclusive of but not necessarily focused on OER. The latter, referred to in this paper as "expansive definitions of OEP," encompass open…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Open Education, Educational Practices, Synthesis
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Miller, Kate Helen; McIntyre, Ronald; McKenna, Gary – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper outlines a collaborative approach to the design of open educational resources (OER) with community stakeholders so they can be shared with other community practitioners openly, online and repurposed for other contexts. We view curriculum not as something that educationalists provide but rather something that emerges as learners engage…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Design
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Weller, Martin; Jordan, Katy; DeVries, Irwin; Rolfe, Viv – Open Praxis, 2018
The term open education has recently been used to refer to topics such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically its roots lie in civil approaches to education and open universities, but this research is rarely referenced or acknowledged in current interpretations. In this article the antecedents of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Concept Mapping, Open Education, Educational History
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ariadurai, S. A. – Open Praxis, 2018
There is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Online Courses, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Resources
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Ritchie, Laura – Open Praxis, 2018
A successful international learning initiative focusing on student agency began with a link facilitating OE-enhanced teaching between a UK university and a US high school class. It became an international trip organised and funded by five UK students and their teacher who travelled to California, teaching and performing music across formal and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Teacher Role
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Bossu, Carina; Stagg, Adrian – Open Praxis, 2018
Open Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Nerantzi, Chrissi – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper reports on the design and development of an empirical cross-boundary, collaborative open learning framework for cross-institutional academic development. The framework is one of the key outputs of a phenomenographic study into the lived experience of open learners in two open cross-institutional courses. Data was collected through…
Descriptors: Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Higher Education
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