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Laosum, Thanyasinee – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to develop indicators of happiness in learning of the Thai open university (TOU)'s undergraduate students. Design/methodology/approach: Sampling for the study was comprised of two groups. Group I comprised eight lecturers who are experts in their disciplines and six students who were purposively sampled. The focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Open Universities, Psychological Patterns
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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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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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Tan, Saw Fen; Din Eak, Arathai; Ooi, Li Hsien; Abdullah, Anna Christina – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study aims to compare the academic performance and types of learning strategies used by APEL and regular entry undergraduates. It also explored the relationship between the academic performance and the types of learning strategies utilised by these two groups of undergraduate. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Prior Learning
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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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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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Shahriar, Shamsul Huq Bin; Arafat, Sayed; Sultana, Nayeema; Akter, Silvia; Khan, Md. Mahfuzur Rahman; Nur, J. M. Ekram Hossain; Khan, Syful Islam – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: In 2020, the education system was preliminary halted by the COVID-19 crisis and went through radical improvisation, and online-based distance learning was the only plausible initiative to continue educational activities ensuring health guidelines properly. However, in reality, such desperate measure in case of a lower-middle-income…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing