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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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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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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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Tran, Hung Ngoc – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: The study mainly aims to evaluate factors that impact online accounting education in Vietnamese universities during COVID-19. Design/methodology/approach: The study is exploratively conducted with a quantitative sample using purposive data-collecting techniques. The sample focused on teaching staff and students at public and private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Accounting, Universities
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Kamal, Tuba; Illiyan, Asheref – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted catastrophically every sector of the economy throughout the world. And, the education sector is not leftover from the devastating effects of lockdown, especially in South Asia. It has led to the prolonged closure of schools/universities, subsequently, traditional teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Attitudes
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Olney, Tom; Li, Chenxi; Luo, Juan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify staff skills and competencies on which Chinese open universities should focus their professional development activities in order to enhance the quality of open and distance learning (ODL) in China. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from surveys of 220 academic and academic-related…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Faculty Development
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Kant, Nikhil; Prasad, K. D.; Anjali, Kumari – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to derive criteria for a strategic selection of learning management system (LMS) after making an analysis of the feedback data collected from learners and academic counselors in open and distance learning (ODL) to evaluate their perceptions. This analysis hints at the need to implement a learning management system (LMS) in…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Distance Education, Strategic Planning, Competition
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Asgar, Ali; Satyanarayana, Rampelli – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: This paper seeks to ascertain the effectiveness of a two-week-long faculty development programme (FDP), organized by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), for teachers of the open and distance learning (ODL) system, with the aim of upgrading their knowledge and skills for developing print self-learning materials (SLMs). The…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Independent Study, Open Universities
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Ahmed, Md. Meraz; Sultana, Naveed; Astri Dwi Jayanti, Suhandoko; Mardoni, Yosi; Helmiatin, Helmiatin – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore the attitude of faculty members and students of two open universities -- Bangladesh Open University (BOU) and Universitas Terbuka (UT) (Open University of Indonesia) towards entrepreneurship development courses of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Design/methodology/approach: The mixed-method…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Online Courses, College Faculty, College Students
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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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Bordoloi, Ritimoni; Das, Prasenjit; Das, Kandarpa – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: During any crisis situation like a pandemic, war or natural disaster, online/blended learning could meet the academic needs of the learners in a bigger way. The use of information and communication technology (ICT)-based technologies has converted the entire teaching pedagogy to a learner centred pedagogy, following which the skills of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Kulal, Abhinandan; Nayak, Anupama – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2020
Purpose: The study aims at analyzing the perception of teachers and students about online classes. The work tries to explain the opinions of students as regards the impact of online courses, their comfortability in its usage, and the support received from teachers in online classes along with teachers' opinions on efficacy, teaching practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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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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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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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