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Javid, Zainab Shahzadi; Nazeer, Zohra; Sewani, Rozina; Laghari, Abdullah – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using mobile devices as an instructional tool on teachers' creativity and to promote their usage as instructional tools in educational settings. The research also studies the perceptions of teachers on the effect of using mobile devices as an instructional tool on their creativity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Handheld Devices
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Mohammad, Razia Fakir; Kamran, Mahwish – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This research aims to understand how satisfied students were with their online learning experience and how actively engaged they were in their studies. Design/methodology/approach: To study the breadth and depth of students' experiences and fully address the research aims, the researchers utilized a mixed method. Through a survey…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Munir, Saba; Zaheer, Muhammad – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The first objective of this study is to review the mechanism of conducting extra-curricular activities (ECAs) in the open and distance learning (ODL) setting. To achieve this objective, the procedure of ECAs at the Virtual University of Pakistan has been studied. The second objective of this study is to find the impact of ECAs on student…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Learner Engagement, Open Education, Distance 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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Ilyas, Asifa; Zaman, Muhammad Kashif – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The high dropout rate among online learning students is a serious issue. Using the theory of planned behavior as a framework, this study investigates what effect attitude, opinion of others and perceived ease of online learning technologies leave on Pakistani online students' persistence intentions. Design/methodology/approach: The sample…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, College Students, Academic Persistence
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Zaheer, Muhammad; Munir, Saba – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore and highlight the issues and challenges teachers face while supervising thesis and projects in distance/online learning mode. Design/methodology/approach: This is a cross-sectional qualitative study. Grounded theory approach using Gioia methodology has been applied. Semi-structured interviews of 16…
Descriptors: Student Research, Supervision, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Butt, Asma – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to find out the web content accessed by university students and to compare the level of interaction with real-life friends and online friends. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, the quantitative research design used, and the researcher collected data through the survey method. The population comprises all…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media, Internet
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Amin, Hina; Mirza, Munawar Sultana – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: This paper intended to explore the knowledge and use of the digital verbs and tools by the students and teachers for conceptual understanding in the virtual and conventional learning environment. The study also explored the use of such digital tools for lower- and higher-order thinking. Design/methodology/approach: A survey research…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Verbs
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Siddiqui, Sohni; Soomro, Naureen Nazar; Thomas, Martin – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: In this study, researchers applied blended learning program to investigate the success of a blended learning program on satisfaction of the psychological needs, and academic achievement of chemistry students of O-Levels, following curriculum prescribed by University of Cambridge. Design/methodology/approach: Research pattern is…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Need Gratification, Psychological Needs, Chemistry
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Nasreen, Khalida; Afzal, Muhammad Tanveer – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in higher education regarding distance learning system in Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed-method research design was used in this study. The population of the study was all the previous students of research work and all the teachers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, College Faculty