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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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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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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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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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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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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