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Seale, Jane; Burgstahler, Sheryl; Havel, Alice – Open Learning, 2022
The focus of this paper is to examine the role that models play in informing the approach that post-secondary education institutions take to developing inclusive and equitable practices that successfully and appropriately address the access needs of disabled students in relation to information and communications technology. It reviews the current…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities, Access to Computers, Models
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Ofole, Ndidi Mercy – Open Learning, 2022
A descriptive survey design was adopted to investigate the relationship that exists amongst locus of control, work engagement, organisational reward system, job satisfaction and social loafing among the staff of distance learning programme in South-western Nigeria. Four hundred and forty-seven (males = 184; females = 263) learners support staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Universities, Gender Differences
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Haresnape, Janet M.; Aiken, Fiona J.; Wynn, Nirvana C. – Open Learning, 2022
This study explored the extent to which distance learning tutors found sharing practice through participating in a tutor-led online programme of online events helped them to develop as practitioners and hence support students more effectively. The regular online sessions, delivered by tutors for tutors, was a staff development initiative…
Descriptors: Open Universities, College Faculty, Distance Education, Sharing Behavior
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Randall, Daniel L.; West, Richard E. – Open Learning, 2022
In this article, we examined school leaders' perceptions of open badges for teacher candidates. We emailed one of two forms of a survey to principals and assistant principals in five school districts in the United States. Form A used wording about digital badges while form B used the term microcredentials. Both forms included open-ended questions.…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Credentials, Evaluation Methods, Principals
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Pitsoane, Enid; Lethole, Patricia – Open Learning, 2022
Information and communication technology (ICT) not only improved communication in the 21st century, but it also led to rethinking the facilitation of online learning. University students in the information age have access to the internet, chat rooms, Twitter, and other social media. However, the literature reveals that most students use these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Electronic Learning, College Students
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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Open Learning, 2022
This mixed-methods true experimental study aimed at exploring the results of using mobile technology educationally by looking into learner practices and attitudes towards using iPads in language learning, as well as looking into students' language achievement as developed by the paperless classroom. Four research questions guided this study. The…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Awofeso, Niyi; Rabih, Zahour Al Haj – Open Learning, 2022
One of the core challenges in self-paced online teaching and learning is a decline in learner engagement -- the amount, type, and intensity of investments that students make in relation to accessing, reading and learning from materials posted by facilitators during self-paced learning sessions. At Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU),…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Prifti, Rezart – Open Learning, 2022
Higher education institutions are increasingly looking for the adoption of new ways to improve education quality, enhance student engagement, and manage knowledge resources. Technological developments have a significant impact on education, and technology-mediated learning is steadily progressing, with blended learning being implemented in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Integrated Learning Systems, Student Satisfaction
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Andrade, Maureen Snow; Miller, Ronald Mellado; Kunz, Michelle B.; Ratliff, Janet M. – Open Learning, 2022
College students today are much more diverse in their needs than in the past (e.g., they may live off campus, work full or part time, and seek ways to lessen college-related debt). Institutions of higher education are seeking ways to more effectively reach this diverse student population, often through online education. Institutions also realise…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Business Schools, College Faculty, Distance Education
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Yu, Ji Hyun; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Open Learning, 2022
This study aims: (1) to investigate the different motivations and perspectives for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that targeted attitudinal learning outcomes; and (2) to categorise learner profiles in regards to their perceived attitudinal learning gains. Seven hundred and ninety-six learners from three MOOCs participated in an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Student Characteristics
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Gil-Jaurena, Inés; Domínguez-Figaredo, Daniel; Ballesteros-Velázquez, Belén – Open Learning, 2022
This study focuses on an analysis of assessment methods according to expected learning outcomes in courses taught at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. Based on the European Higher Education Area and its learning-centred approach, the TALOE webtool has been used to analyse the internal coherence of 10 Bachelor's and…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Student Evaluation, Distance Education, College Students
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Lee, Kyungmee – Open Learning, 2021
This article tackles a critical question:'to what extent can online higher education (HE) be open and innovative at the same time?' To provide a more comprehensive answer to the question, the author takes up a notion of discourse and situates the analysis in a specific online HE setting: Athabasca University (AU), Canada. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Educational Innovation
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Zaid, Yetunde A.; Alabi, Adefunke O. – Open Learning, 2021
Open educational resources (OERs) have increased in popularity and are becoming an important method of providing access to, and enhancing, the teaching and learning experience for both lecturers and students. Despite their popularity, approaches that may work best for sustaining OER initiatives in Nigerian universities are still evolving in…
Descriptors: Universities, Open Educational Resources, Program Implementation, Sustainability
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Maré, Suné; Mutezo, Ashley Teedzwi – Open Learning, 2021
Unisa has embraced the use of online learning and e-tutoring as a new approach to teaching and learning in an ODeL environment. According to the Community of Inquiry Theory, a learning community is important to enhance the social, cognitive and teaching presences for online learning to achieve student success. Online e-tutor and student…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Tutors, Teaching Assistants
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Letseka, Moeketsi – Open Learning, 2021
This paper offers insights into the establishment of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Chair of Open Distance Learning (ODL) at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The aim of the UNESCO Chair is to stimulate ODL research at UNISA. The paper briefly describes UNISA, which is the largest dedicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, International Organizations
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