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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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Pentaraki, Alexandra; Burkholder, Gary J. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
There is emerging evidence that suggests emotions as a discrete factor in academic online contexts that significantly contribute to student engagement and higher order learning (Cleveland-Innes & Campbell, 2012; You, 2012, You & Kang, 2014; Zembylas, 2008; Liaw, 2008). Pekrun (2000) and Pekrun, Goetz, Frenzel, Barchfeld, and Perry (2011)…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Emotional Response
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de los Arcos, Beatriz; Faems, Bram; Comas-Quinn, Anna; Pulker, Hélène – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The affordance of social interaction has been a part of open online repositories of teaching and learning resources for nearly two decades. Repositories are built not only to collect and disseminate materials, but enable users to collaborate and review, comment on and rate the content they access. However, research indicates that (a) most users do…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Games, Social Networks
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Öztürk, Mücahit – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Drawing on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this exploratory study examines the preservice teachers' adoption of mobile technologies through the factors of current use, instructional use and future use in their teaching practices. Participants were 466 pre-service computer teachers enrolled at a public university in Turkey. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
High dropout rates are still a problem with online training. It is strongly suggested that learner characteristics influence the decision to persist in an online course or to drop out. The study explored the differences in domain-specific prior knowledge, motivation, computer attitude, computer anxiety, and learning skills between dropouts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation
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Honeychurch, Sarah; Bozkurt, Aras; Singh, Lenandlar; Koutropoulos, Apostolos – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Lurkers, who are also known as silent learners, observers, browsers, read-only participants, vicarious learners, free-riders, witness learners, or legitimate peripheral participants (our preferred term), tend to be hard to track in a course because of their near invisibility. We decided to address this issue and to examine the perceptions that…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard; Andersen, Hanne Voldborg – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
This paper investigates the potential of digital technologies for strengthening the participation and inclusion of learners with developmental and attention deficits (focus learners) into the mainstream classroom. The paper describes the authors' approach to the challenge of researching the extent, to which digital technologies may support the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Autism
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