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Rathnasekara, Kushan; Suraweera, Namali; Yatigammana, Kaushalya – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The paper aims to clarify the relationship between perceived contextual issues and the self-efficacy beliefs of the employees with e-learning engagement for their competency development. It proposes a model for the banks to utilize their e-learning interventions more effectively by managing the identified contextual issues.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Banking, Employee Attitudes, Social Cognition
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Navaratna, Chandanie Wijayalatha; Bandarage, Gunadya; Rajapaksha Appuhamilage, Dilsha Nimmi; Pasqual, Hemali; Rajendra, Joseph Calistus Nihal; Ranasinghe, Menaka D. D.; Ratnayake, Uditha W. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the learner characteristics attributable to the likelihood and the duration of programme completion in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Technology Honours in Engineering (BTech) degree programmes of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). Design/methodology/approach: Data were…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Time to Degree, Engineering Education
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Perera, R.H.A.T.; Abeysekera, Nalin – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors affecting learners' perception of e-learning during the Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Furthermore, it investigates mechanisms that enhance students' engagement in e-learning, especially under the constraints created by the pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, School Closing
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Mohamed Riyath, Mohamed Ismail; Muhammed Rijah, Uthuma Lebbe; Rameez, Aboobacker – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: There is a significant decrease in students' attendance in Zoom classes compared to traditional classes. This paper investigates the factors that affect students' attitudes, behavioral intentions and actual use of Zoom for online classes at higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Sri Lanka. Design/methodology/approach: This research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mohamed Riyath, Mohamed Ismail; Muhammed Rijah, Uthuma Lebbe – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The study investigates the factors that impact the adoption of learning management systems (LMSs) among educators for effective implementation of open and distance learning (ODL) environment in advanced technological institutes (ATIs). Design/methodology/approach: This study uses the extended technology acceptance model (TAM) and analyses…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Integration, Program Implementation, Open Education
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Priyashantha, A. K. Hasith; Pratheesh, N.; Pretheeba, P. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: Many countries around the world were compelled to adhere to rigorous practices of school closures due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). During the lockdown period, distance teaching and learning have become the only form to keep students on track. Reports have revealed that during this period, parents and students have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Lakmali, A. A. I.; Abeysekera, Nalin; Silva, D. A. C. Suranga – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Customer social participation (CSP) is a new phenomenon that has emerged with the evolution of social media. Current literature designates customer participation in social media as "CSP". Although CSP has been investigated in the online brand community context in social media, it has been little investigated in the context of…
Descriptors: Participation, Social Media, Groups, Undergraduate Students
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Gamage, Gayani P.; Herath, H. M. Chulani J. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Mental health is as important as physical health and new university entrants report high prevalence of depression. In open and distance learning (ODL), students must manage both work and studies. Those who are unable to effectively balance these aspects may experience negative outcomes such as dropping out, distress and physical health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Wijenayaka, Lahiru A.; Iqbal, Sithy S. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Although technology is a defining characteristic of distance education, assessment of the applicability of such resources in knowledge dissemination is greatly warranted to ensure effectivity. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the viability of a novel tool in teaching practical chemistry online. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Chemistry, COVID-19
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Selvaras, Janaha – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Legal education, like any other discipline in higher education, necessitates in use of various teaching and learning pedagogies in order to provide a sustainable teaching and learning experience. This article aims to examine the feasibility of implementing flipped learning method as a pedagogy on legal students at the Open University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Education (Professions), Open Universities, College Students
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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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Selvaras, Janaka – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the only institution to deliver legal education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Sri Lanka. This study aims to analyze technology usage in learning and teaching law in the ODL under OUSL to evaluate the accessibility and also challenges. Design/methodology/approach: A combination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Legal Education (Professions), Educational Technology