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Viktoriya Shevchenko; Nataliia Malysh; Olena Tkachuk-Miroshnychenko – Open Learning, 2024
The global outbreak of COVID-19, subsequent lockdown of universities, and suspension of on-campus learning have caught many higher educational institutions off-guard, challenging their ability to adapt to a new delivery system. Distance learning has come under the spotlight as the only option to avoid the disruption of the teaching-learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Yuanyuan Xu; Louisa Buckingham – Open Learning, 2024
This study examines the adaptation of an ESOL course for older Chinese migrant learners to Emergency Response Teaching mode as a result of the government-imposed restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Through interviews and the analysis of learner diaries, we consider the experience of the school manager and teachers, and the strategies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Adjustment
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Denise Greaves – Open Learning, 2024
As the demand for tertiary education increases, Caribbean universities are choosing online education as a means of increasing access to education. The transition from the traditional classroom to the online classroom has proved challenging for some. The purpose of this study was to analyse why Caribbean adult learners do not perceive online…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Samuel Wright; Yun Soo Park; Ahmed Saadé – Open Learning, 2024
Drawing upon 15 semi-structured interviews with teachers at a Catholic school in the British city of Hull, we offer new qualitative insights on the effects of students' unequal access to digital tools when switching to distance learning in the context of COVID-19 school closures. During the 2020-2021 academic year, this school serving pupils from…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Sanaa Ashour – Open Learning, 2024
The higher education ecosystem has been impacted significantly by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), creating uncertainty regarding the future of higher education (HE). The coronavirus has compounded the challenges the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is facing in actively producing knowledge capital. This article collects evidence from current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teaching Methods
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C. J. MacDonald; I. Backhaus; E. Vanezi; A. Yeratziotis; D. Clendinneng; L. Seriola; S. Häkkinen; M. Cassar; C. Mettouris; G. A. Papadopoulos – Open Learning, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic positioned digital education in a new light. The need for educational institutions to develop strategies, standards and establish quality assurance across digital education became even more evident. This paper describes the four-step process of designing an interactive "European Union (EU) Digital Education Quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Standards
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Black, Debra; Bissessar, Charmaine; Boolaky, Mehraz – Open Learning, 2023
This research is a narrative critical literature review of the use of the PsyCap (psychological capital) model to study online university students' learning experiences in order to understand their persistence. PsyCap (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism, abbreviated as HERO) has been proven an effective model of understanding the intrinsic…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Educational Research, College Students, Educational Experience
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Yawson, David; Yamoah, Fred Amofa – Open Learning, 2023
This research aimed to explore the nuances of utility in components of e-learning systems by using a multi-generational undergraduate business school cohort programme and an e-learning utility-satisfaction evaluation model. Our empirical research demonstrates differences between the three generations for the utility of all the variables of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Undergraduate Study, Business Schools
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Brott, Pamelia E. – Open Learning, 2023
This practical, practice-based article sets out to define and describe vlogging based on the author's experiences while teaching a blended learning course. Vlogging is a short duration video recording that engages the learner in critical self-reflection. It is a scaffolding strategy for moving students from a descriptive diary to situated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reflection, Educational Technology, Learning Analytics
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Vollman, Brenda K. – Open Learning, 2023
This study examines community college students (N = 292) enrolled in introductory criminal justice courses, comparing access, use and perceptions of open education resource (OER) textbooks with traditional textbooks. Data were collected over three semesters from students in a large metropolitan city using an online survey. The sample pool is…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Textbooks, Introductory Courses, Law Enforcement
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Ukwoma, Scholastica Chizoma; Ngulube, Patrick – Open Learning, 2023
This study identified trends and patterns of theory use in open and distance learning research by examining the research articles published in open and distance journals between 2009 and 2018. A content analysis of 1,393 articles in open and distance learning journals was conducted. Theory use is characterised as a situation in which an author…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Educational Trends, Periodicals
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Lange, Christopher – Open Learning, 2023
Cognitive processing issues online may be reduced through e-learning personalisation, which allows learners to address individual learning needs by controlling how they process information. While some research shows that e-learning personalisation may actually complicate information processing under specific circumstances, this study examines…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Individualized Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Jarnac de Freitas, Marta; Mira da Silva, Miguel – Open Learning, 2023
One of the main problems of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is the low retention rate of students and a high no-show rate. Meanwhile gamification has been gaining notoriety in the last decade within the education field. This systematic literature review explores the impact gamification has had in MOOCs, how their success is being measured,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Gamification, MOOCs, School Holding Power
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Kinnison, Tierney; Thuranira-McKeever, Christine; Kalupahana, Ruwani; Silva-Fletcher, Ayona – Open Learning, 2023
A capacity-building programme between a veterinary school in the UK and the veterinary school in Sri Lanka was developed. Scholarships for two distance learning MSc programmes were offered to Sri Lankan veterinarians: 'Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health' and 'Livestock Health and Production'. In addition, scholarships were offered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Veterinary Medical Education, Distance Education
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Rets, Irina; Coughlan, Tim; Stickler, Ursula; Astruc, Lluisa – Open Learning, 2023
Open Educational Resources aim to offer learning to all, yet the language level used in resources could be a barrier to many potential learners. This paper examines the readability of 200 OER courses in English from two major OER course platforms. We compared the means of readability metrics between these OER courses at different educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Open Educational Resources, Readability, Readability Formulas
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