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Niari, Maria; Manousou, Evaggelia; Lionarakis, Antonis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The Pygmalion Effect is the positive form of self-fulfilling prophecy and shows how teacher expectations influence student performance. According to this phenomenon, higher expectations can lead to an increase in performance. In this research qualitative methodology was adopted both in data collection, and in analysis, in order to investigate the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Open Universities, Distance Education, Graduate Students
Giossos, Yiannis; Koutsouba, Maria; Lionarakis, Antonis; Skavantzos, Kosmas – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
One of the core theories of distance education is Michael Graham Moore's "Theory of Transactional Distance" that provides the broad framework of the pedagogy of distance education and allows the generation of almost infinite number of hypotheses for research. However, the review of the existing studies relating to the theory showed the use of a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Theories, Realism, Epistemology