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Belawati, Tian; Daryono, Daryono; Sugilar, Sugilar; Kusmawan, Udan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The paper reports a study that was intended to develop a self-assessment instrument to measure high school students' readiness for pursuing independent online learning. Design/methodology/approach: The instrument was developed through the following steps--(1) developing the draft, (2) checking the instrument's face validity, and (3)…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), High School Students, Readiness, Electronic Learning
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Por, Fei Ping; Muniandy, Balakrishnan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: To continue to stay relevant in the era of Industry Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) alongside the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, the importance of lifelong learning is indisputable though this concept has existed for decades. In this context, open and distance learning (ODL) institutions are urged to re-think and re-design their online…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Lifelong Learning, Models, COVID-19
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Budiman, Rahmat; Syafrony, Andre Iman – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This study aimed to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the digital literacy skills possessed by first-year students and how they impact students' participation in online classes. Design/methodology/approach: This research was conducted using a quantitative method to investigate first-year students' digital literacy and its effect on…
Descriptors: Digital Literacy, College Freshmen, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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Hewindati, Yuni Tri; Kurniati Handayani, Sri; Zuhairi, Aminudin; Gerungan, Raflen Aril – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This article presented the results of studies that examined the appropriateness of the content, readability of printed learning materials and the effectiveness of external resources in ecology course offered at Universitas Terbuka. To integrate external resources, links to their websites were provided in the printed materials.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Ecology, College Science
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Dhini, Bachriah Fatwa; Girsang, Abba Suganda; Sufandi, Unggul Utan; Kurniawati, Heny – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The authors constructed an automatic essay scoring (AES) model in a discussion forum where the result was compared with scores given by human evaluators. This research proposes essay scoring, which is conducted through two parameters, semantic and keyword similarities, using a SentenceTransformers pre-trained model that can construct the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring, Writing Evaluation, Essays
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Ahmed, Md. Meraz; Sultana, Naveed; Astri Dwi Jayanti, Suhandoko; Mardoni, Yosi; Helmiatin, Helmiatin – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore the attitude of faculty members and students of two open universities -- Bangladesh Open University (BOU) and Universitas Terbuka (UT) (Open University of Indonesia) towards entrepreneurship development courses of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Design/methodology/approach: The mixed-method…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Online Courses, College Faculty, College Students
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Setiawan, Rony; Aprillia, Ariesya; Magdalena, Nonie – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: Student achievement and retention are two important components that indicate the quality of a university. This is in line with one of the standards of university accreditations regarding the quality of students and graduates, which are set by BAN-PT, an institution that guarantees the quality of National Education Service delivery at…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Foreign Countries
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Sembiring, Maximus Gorky – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: This study envisioned plausible influential factors on service quality and academic excellence relatable to graduate self-confidence in an open distance learning (ODL) outlook. The objective was to expose the moderating role of academic excellence (graduate satisfaction) between service quality and self-confidence (engagement,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Self Esteem, College Graduates, Open Education
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Zuhairi, Aminudin; Raymundo, Maria Rowena Del Rosario; Mir, Kamran – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) has always become universal concerns of stakeholders. The quality of ODL has been confronted with challenges in terms of the diversity of inputs, processes, the complex supply chain management of ODL and recent paradigm shift into online learning. Assuring the quality of ODL are…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
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Zuhairi, Aminudin; Karthikeyan, Navaratnasamy; Priyadarshana, Saman Thushara – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reveal how support services for open and distance students are designed, developed and implemented to ensure successful learning to take place, with specific references to the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and Universitas Terbuka (UT) Indonesia. Success in distance learning is one major challenge for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Zuhairi, Aminudin; Hsueh, Amy Ching Tsu; Chiang, I-Chin Nonie – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: This research attempts to reveal ways of addressing challenges in open universities related to empowering lifelong learning; establishing policies and strategies in dropouts, student portfolio and support services for students with special needs; and implementing online instructional design and strategies. Two institutions were…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Special Needs Students
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Sembiring, Maximus Gorky; Rahayu, Gayuh – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: Service quality and satisfaction in the ODL setting related to students' accomplishments (performance, loyalty and career) were reconsidered. It was aimed at exposing the moderating role of satisfaction on service quality and accomplishment. It was also of interest to scrutinize how, in what routines determinants engaged interdepended.…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Student Satisfaction