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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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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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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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Fernandez, Cassandra Jane; Ramesh, Rachana; Manivannan, Anand Shankar Raja – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: This research aims to study the students' perspectives on synchronous and asynchronous learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both synchronous and asynchronous learning approaches used in online education have positive and negative outcomes. Hence, the aim is to study online education's positive and negative consequences, reflecting sync…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Ferdousi, Farhana; Ahmed, Amir; Momen, Md Abdul – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to look at the challenges and successes that the case institution has had in implementing and maintaining quality assurance (QA) processes. The study also looks into the role of QA techniques in improving an institution's performance in a developing country. Design/methodology/approach: The research is…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Open Education, Distance Education
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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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Kossen, Chris; Ooi, Chia-Yi – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: This paper reports on how micro-learning design principles are being trialled in an Australian and a Malaysian university to make online courses more accessible and attractive, and a more positive experience, with the aim of increasing student success. Central to this approach is segmenting materials into "bite-size" instalments…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Instructional Design, Foreign Countries
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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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Srivastava, Manjulika; Mishra, Bijayalaxmi; Rao, Dev Kant; Abrol, Navita; Varma, Vandana; Bhushan, Bharat – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to analyse the research trends on the Indian Open and Distance Education (ODE) system as reflected in the articles published in the prominent journals of distance education across the world. Design/methodology/approach: A study was undertaken to review the research articles on ODE in India published in 11…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Distance Education, Journal Articles
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Bordoloi, Ritimoni; Das, Prasenjit; Das, Kandarpa – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: Lifelong learning needs to be visualized as the milestone for generating a progressive and knowledge society. Because it is through lifelong learning that one can continuously upgrade one's knowledge and acquire the relevant skills for getting livelihood opportunities. Moreover, for ensuring a sustainable and advanced society in the 21st…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Online Courses, 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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Nayak, Subash Ranjan; Kant, Nikhil; Anjali, Kumari – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to make an assessment of the challenges in disseminating higher education to the learners in tribal communities, and problems solving capacity of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) by strategically making use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) taking a case of Madhya Pradesh (MP), which is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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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
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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