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Dimri, Anil K. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: This research study aimed to collect feedback from the learners on the usefulness and effectiveness of the online counselling sessions organised during COVID-19 lockdown through online platforms to provide academic support to the learners. Design/methodology/approach: The link of a questionnaire designed in a Google Form sent to IGNOU…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Telecommunications, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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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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Wijenayaka, Lahiru A.; Iqbal, Sithy S. – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: Although technology is a defining characteristic of distance education, assessment of the applicability of such resources in knowledge dissemination is greatly warranted to ensure effectivity. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the viability of a novel tool in teaching practical chemistry online. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Chemistry, COVID-19
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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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Chadda, Ishu; Kaur, Hardeep – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The current corona virus pandemic had a major impact upon the health, economy and education worldwide. In India, the government as a part of the nationwide lockdown closed all educational institutions, as a consequence of which, the teaching-learning, examination and placement scenario of students were affected. UNESCO estimated that…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Harrison, Simone Julie-Ann; Deans, Mark-Jeffery O'niel – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to highlight the need for academic librarians to incorporate effective methodologies in their delivery of information literacy instruction. Design/methodology/approach: The researchers conducted a qualitative research using a case study approach. A nonprobability or purposive sampling method was employed in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods
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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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Wong, Billy Tak-ming – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: This paper examines the pedagogical features of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for language learning--known as language MOOCs. The mainstream pedagogy of MOOCs typically involves the provision of short videos and reading materials for self-study; discussion forums, mostly for peer-to-peer interaction on course content; and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Video Technology
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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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