NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Open Learning440
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 440 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McGowan, Veronica – Open Learning, 2020
Evidence exists that American institutions of higher education are well-entrenched in the consideration of mechanisms for supporting the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and alternative textbooks. Literature reveals that developing and implementing OER is a significant undertaking in terms of time and human resources. This study…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Textbooks, Financial Support, Educational Finance
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rezaei, Saeed; Latifi, Ashkan – Open Learning, 2020
The present mixed-methods research examined the identity and attitude of Iranian English language learners as a result of their participation in an online critical reflective course. The participants were 38 English language students who attended ten online sessions within a five-month English language course. Their online posts underwent…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rabin, Eyal; Kalman, Yoram M.; Kalz, Marco – Open Learning, 2020
Will open education replace traditional higher education, or augment it? Digital innovation in the higher education sector is fuelling speculation about the transformation of higher education and the future role of universities. Much of the speculation makes questionable implicit assumptions about current and future business models in the higher…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia; Armellini, Alejandro; Rodriguez Nieto, Ma Concepción – Open Learning, 2020
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are usually six to ten weeks long. Participation tends to decrease as the courses progress, leading to low completion rates. This led to the question: Could shorter MOOCs contribute to learners' engagement, retention and success? This paper compares two versions of Study Skills MOOC, which shared the same…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Galimullina, Elvira; Ljubimova, Elena; Ibatullin, Rinat – Open Learning, 2020
SMART Education Technologies (SET) are already in place to provide teachers with different software packages and technologies to facilitate their teaching. However, when it comes to mathematics teaching in Russia, the situation here is different as the articulation of such SET in the Russian context is inadequate. This study redefines mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Çakiroglu, Ünal; Kiliç, Servet – Open Learning, 2020
The community of inquiry (CoI) framework is becoming increasingly popular in online learning. The relationships among CoI constructs (cognitive, teaching and social presences) were generally investigated through surveys. However, some methodological challenges were noticed in CoI studies such as the limitations in data diversity or data…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Sense of Community, Inquiry
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bervell, Brandford; Umar, Irfan Naufal – Open Learning, 2020
Learning Management System (LMS)-enabled blended learning has been adopted by higher educational institutions for promoting accessible and effective pedagogy and andragogical practices. The introduction of this mode of learning has altered the traditional face-to-face interaction. However, the lack of actual usage and online presence by…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Tutors
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Luo, Tian; Hostetler, Kirsten; Freeman, Candice; Stefaniak, Jill – Open Learning, 2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming a significant, mission-driven trend within educational literature. To help address rising costs, instructors and designers are looking to OER to effectively replace traditional instructional content, which requires more than just identify and replace. Drawing from 51 OER studies conducted in countries…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Barriers, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bart, Rienties; Olney, Tom; Nichols, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea – Open Learning, 2020
The implementation of learning analytics may empower distance learning institutions to provide real-time feedback to students and teachers. Given the leading role of the Open University UK (OU) in research and application of learning analytics, this study aims to share the lessons learned from the experiences of 42 participants from a range of…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Individualized Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Turan, Zeynep; Cetintas, H. Buluthan – Open Learning, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the undergraduate students' adoption of video lessons. The data were collected from 313 undergraduate students from Education, Health Sciences, and Letters Faculties within a large university in Turkey using a questionnaire with six constructs: ease of use, usefulness, enjoyment, intention, computer…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Adoption (Ideas), Video Technology, Blended Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vines, Karen; Hughes, Chris; Alexander, Laura; Calvert, Carol; Colwell, Chetz; Holmes, Hilary; Kotecki, Claire; Parks, Kaela; Pearson, Victoria – Open Learning, 2019
Sonification is the use of non-speech audio to convey information. In this article, sonifications are representations of plots aimed at improving the accessibility of teaching materials. The electronic nature of sonifications means that they can be deployed to students via teaching interfaces such as virtual learning environments. We describe a…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Visual Impairments
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Calvert, Carol; Hilliam, Rachel – Open Learning, 2019
Across the Higher Education (HE) sector student feedback is used to feed into university processes and guide decision making. In this study, data gathered allowed the authors to investigate a hitherto neglected, but important, cohort of successful students -- those who succeeded when all the odds were stacked against them. The identified group of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Herman, Clem; Gracia, Rosaria; Macniven, Lesley; Clark, Bernie; Doyle, Geraldine – Open Learning, 2019
This paper examines a blended learning model designed to support women returning to STEM after a career break and its delivery in a unique partnership between an online distance education provider and a community-based equality organisation. Through this partnership additional activities such as networking events, returnships, career clinics and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Females, STEM Education, Partnerships in Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Walker, Steve; Olney, Tom; Wood, Carlton; Clarke, Anactoria; Dunworth, Moira – Open Learning, 2019
Despite widespread enthusiasm, evidence of the effectiveness of learning analytics remains mixed. One possible explanation for this is that insufficient attention has been paid to the contexts in which it is introduced. We report here on a small-scale study into the prior use of data and communications technologies by tutors, who comprise a key…
Descriptors: Tutors, Information Utilization, Open Universities, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lane, Andy – Open Learning, 2019
The context and tools used to create diagrams may hinder or help students in learning how to represent a situation and how to learn about diagramming and the situation at the same time. These equally provide opportunities and challenges to tutors in teaching, assessing and providing feedback on these diagrams, particularly for students studying at…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  30