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Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu R.; Lundqvist, Karsten; Mitchell, Richard; Warburton, Steven; Williams, Shirley A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
In recent years there has been a significant growth in the number of online courses known as MOOCs available via online providers such as edX and Coursera. The result has been a marked reduction in the clarity around the different course offerings and this has created a need to reconsider the classification schemes for MOOCs to help inform…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Taxonomy, Enrollment
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Bissessar, Charmaine; Black, Debra; Boolaky, Mehraz – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
The self-determination of online graduate students was studied in terms of the impact of autonomy, competence and relatedness upon their persistence. Unique to this study was the assessment of the potential influence of socio-cultural factors. As the majority of research into online university students' persistence is generated from the US,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Academic Persistence
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Bir, Devayan Debashis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Universities in the U.S. typically offer to teach introductory engineering courses in large classes to tackle the increase in undergraduate engineering enrolment and to save on cost of teaching. Previous studies done on traditionally taught large classes have shown the negative effects it has on students and faculty. Many institutions use online…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Engineering Education, Online Courses
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Jokiaho, Annika; May, Birgit; Grübmeyer, Sonja – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
With the increase in the number of online courses being offered, it is important for faculty to be prepared to teach online. In this study, we examine US and German faculty perceptions on their preparedness to teach online based on the perception of importance of teaching online competencies and their efficacy to teach online. We also examine…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Readiness
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Woolcott, Geoff; Seton, Carolyn; Mason, Raina; Chen, Ouhao; Lake, Warren; Markopoulos, Christos; Boyd, William – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
This paper describes a design-based implementation research (DBIR) approach to the development and trialling of a new generation massive open online course (ngMOOC) situated in an instructional setting of undergraduate mathematics at a regional Australian university. This process is underscored by two important innovations: (a) a basis in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Research Projects, Feedback (Response), Cognitive Processes
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Mirembe, Drake Patrick; Lubega, Jude T.; Kibukamusoke, Martha – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2019
Social media platforms have transformed the way we live and work. These platforms have opened up new opportunities for service provisioning and business models. Therefore, this paper presents findings of how leading Ugandan Universities are integrating social media in the teaching and learning processes. The researchers adopted a multi-methodology…
Descriptors: Social Media, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Banoor, Rajabalee Yousra; Rennie, Frank; Santally, Mohammad Issack – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
In this research we studied the correlation between the level of students' online participation and their overall performances. We examined in this study, the participation level in different learning activities assigned to two large cohorts of learners, and compared them with their final grades at the end of the year. We defined the quality of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Maritim, Ezra K.; Getuno, Daniel Makini – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
Globally, ODL institutions experience mismatch between scalability of numbers and scalability of success rates. This study explored the scalability of success rates in open, distance e-learning as perceived by the learners within the "Chain of Response Model." The primary aim of the study was to look at online learners' success rate by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, College Students
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Williams, Shirley – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
Essentially social learning is a system where the learning occurs with and from others. Internet-based technologies have provided environments within which social learning can take place among very large groups covering various topics, ranging from academic to leisure. In general MOOCs are academic-related courses offered by educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handicrafts, Internet
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Bayrak, Fatma; Yurdugül, Halil – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
Self-assessment is an important tool enabling learners at the level of higher education to control and construct their learning processes. To allow for further study, we modified a web-based self-assessment system to provide individuals with the opportunity to test and retest their own learning and receive feedback. This study included 59…
Descriptors: Correlation, Intervention, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Metacognition
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Müller, Claude; Stahl, Michael; Alder, Mark; Müller, Maximilian – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
With flexible learning, students gain access and flexibility with regard to at least one of the following dimensions: time, place, pace, learning style, content, assessment or learning path. Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) has launched a new flexible learning study format called FLEX, a blended learning design allowing students to be…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
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Armakolas, Stefanos; Panagiotakopoulos, Christos; Karatrantou, Anthi – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2018
In Distance education, learning depends on the ability of the learner to manage his/her learning process, both through the creation of appropriate objectives, and by adopting strategies to achieve them. The role of the teacher is to develop an efficient methodology with flexibility over the learners' special characteristics and to create…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Distance Education, Independent Study, Computer Mediated Communication
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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Fotiadou, Aggeliki; Angelaki, Christina; Mavroidis, Ilias – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The present study aims to empirically examine the relation between learner autonomy and specific aspects of the learning process, such as student-student interaction and tutor-student interaction, in a distance learning environment in Greece. An empirical study was conducted at the Hellenic Open University (HOU) using data gathered via a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Distance Education
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Saadatmand, Mohsen; Uhlin, Lars; Hedberg, Maria; Åbjörnsson, Lotta; Kvarnström, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Open online courses are becoming more prevalent at local level and for professional development objectives. Proper instructional design combined with use of online tools can promote learner interaction in online environments. Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, this study aimed at examining learners' interaction and their perceptions…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries
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