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She, Long; Khoshnavay Fomani, Fatemeh; Marôco, João; Allen, Kelly-Ann; Sharif Nia, Hamid; Rahmatpour, Pardis – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, student engagement in online learning has been a critical issue for all educational institutions. The university student engagement inventory (USEI) is the most used scale for assessing the construct of student engagement. The present study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, College Students, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries
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Hou, Songyan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: In 2019, the goal of developing a world-class open university through different stages was put forward by the Open University of China (OUC), which indicated that internationalization for Chinese open universities came to the agenda. However, international activities of open universities are different from those in conventional…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Haruo, Kodama – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the legal issues of simultaneous Internet transmission of broadcasting programs of the Open University of Japan (OUJ) and to take legal measures to promote the mutual utilization of open university courses in Japan, the UK, China and Korea. Design/methodology/approach: The author examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Internet, Open Education
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Ju, Chuanjin; Hou, Songyan; Shao, Dandan; Zhang, Zhijun; Yu, Zhangli – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this report is to demonstrate open and distance education (ODE) can support poverty alleviation. Taking the practices of the Open University of China (the OUC) as an example, this paper aims to reveal how open universities make contributions to local residents in rural and remote areas. Design/methodology/approach: Focusing…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Poverty
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Olney, Tom; Li, Chenxi; Luo, Juan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify staff skills and competencies on which Chinese open universities should focus their professional development activities in order to enhance the quality of open and distance learning (ODL) in China. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from surveys of 220 academic and academic-related…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Faculty Development
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Ayoub, Arshia; Amin, Raashida; Wani, Zahid Ashraf – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The recent spate of eminence received by the MOOCs (massive open online courses) from media to academia is revolutionary in higher education. MOOCs are a disruptive technological innovation which offers open learning with the aid of the internet and delivered by the faculty of reputed institutions, globally. Since Coursera being one such…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Online Courses, Integrated Learning Systems, Foreign Countries