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Das, Aakash Ranjan; Bhattacharyya, Asmita – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The existing literature contains few references on the better adaptors of online distance education amongst STEM (read as science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and non-STEM (composed of humanities, social science and commerce) study groups in an Indian peri-urban context. The study's objective is to determine the better…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, STEM Education, Online Courses
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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, 2023
Purpose: The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 has had a profound impact on education institutions at all levels. Open universities, with their privileged delivery method, have been in an advantageous position. In the earlier stages of the pandemic, they made remarkable contributions to assuring learning continuity. However, with more and more…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Open Universities, Foreign Countries
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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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Choudhury, Smritishikha; Senapati, Chayanika; Sarma, Nripendra Narayan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: In the last few decades, the growth in management institutions in India has become significant. The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions also have started offering management programmes at various levels. In the ODL scenario, the learning path has been shifting from the traditional Self-Learning Material (SLM)-based model to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Distance Education, Open Universities
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Kampa, Raj Kishor – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The study aims to validate a mobile learning readiness scale through the technology readiness and acceptance model (TRAM), thereby assessing students' readiness to adopt m-learning in teaching and learning, including its acceptance. Design/methodology/approach: A structured questionnaire was administered to open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Readiness, Open Education
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Ooi, Li Hsien; Othman, Juliana – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges experienced by in-service English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in an open distance learning (ODL) institution of higher learning in Malaysia. Many in-service ESL teachers who do not have the necessary teaching qualifications are seeking to obtain their teaching qualifications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Lim, David C. L.; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Jung, Insung – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This paper engages Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Insung Jung in a frank and penetrating conversation that seeks to ground, frame, and problematise research in the field conceptualised as "open, distance and digital education" (ODDE). Taking as starting point the recent publication of the landmark "Handbook of Open, Distance, and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Open Education
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Wani, Shabir Ahmed; Asgar, Ali; Srivastava, Manjulika – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This paper presents the features and relevance of open distance learning in the context of the socio-economic conditions of people living in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in India. Although the primary purpose of the present study was to ascertain the effectiveness of the learner support services (LSSs) and different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Higher Education, Academic Support Services
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Figueroa, Roberto Bacani, Jr. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe an educational virtual reality (VR) photo-based tour used in an online course and investigate the influence of immersive capability on the dimensions of spatial presence and their relationship with learning-related variables. Design/methodology/approach: The study employs a descriptive and an…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, Spatial Ability, Learner Engagement
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Barua, Antara Mahanta; Bharali, Sruti Sruba – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of the case study is to investigate the perception of computer science learners at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) regarding the use of gamification and to identify the challenges in implementing gamified teaching-learning processes in open and distance learning (ODL) institutions.…
Descriptors: Gamification, Electronic Learning, Computer Science Education, College Students
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Killick, Selena – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The Open University (OU) in the UK has been providing distance learning since 1969. The purpose of this case study is to outline the impact that The OU Library in the UK has had on student learning outcomes by embedding academic literature and digital and information literacy (DIL) skills materials in the curriculum.…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Library Role, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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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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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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