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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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Bell, Simon; Lane, Andy; Collins, Kevin; Berardi, Andrea; Slater, Rachel – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Environmental Management (EM) is taught in many Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Most this provision is studied full-time on campuses by younger adults preparing themselves for subsequent employment, but not necessarily as environmental managers, and this experience can be very different from the complexities of real-life situations. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education, Online Courses
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Pangeni, Shesha Kanta – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Nepali education culture is dominated by face-to-face tutoring. It has a long history starting from the Gurukul culture to the present formal schooling. Emerging practices of using technology in education have been promoting online learning as a form of distance education and gaining popularity. This paper focuses on digging out the contextual…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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
Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu R.; Lundqvist, Karsten O.; Williams, Shirley A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Millions of users around the world have registered on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by hundreds of universities (and other organizations) worldwide. Creating and offering these courses costs thousands of pounds. However, at present, revenue generated by MOOCs is not sufficient to offset these costs. The sustainability of MOOCs is a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Sustainability, Open Universities
Kagklis, Vasileios; Karatrantou, Anthi; Tantoula, Maria; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris T.; Verykios, Vassilios S. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Online fora have become not only one of the most popular communication tools in e-learning environments, but also one of the key factors of the learning process, especially in distance learning, as they can provide to the students involved, motivation for collaboration in order to achieve a common goal. The purpose of this study is to analyse data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
Liakou, Maria; Manousou, Evaggelia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper studies the standards of higher Distance Education, focusing on the Hellenic Open University, for people who have visual impairments, so that it becomes fully accessible and thus helps reduce social exclusion. Specifically, it aims to study the operational context of Distance Education, the possibilities that modern technology provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Universities, Visual Impairments
Linardatou, Charitini; Manousou, Evangelia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The purpose of this article is to present the results of the qualitative research conducted in Detention Facilities in Greece in connection with the preparation of the thesis (Linardatou, 2012). This is a case study of two prisoners attending Open Universities. The study concerned the characteristics and peculiarities of Open and Distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Vasiloudis, G.; Koutsouba, M.; Giossos, Y.; Mavroidis, I. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper studies the transactional distance between the students and the tutor as well as the autonomy of students in a postgraduate course of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). The aim of the paper is to examine how the relation between autonomy and transactional distance evolves during an academic year and how this relation is affected by…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Graduate Students
Kalogiannakis, Michail; Touvlatzis, Sotiris – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The effective communication between the learners and the tutor-counsellor has been proved to significantly promote the positive emotions, reduce the negative ones and reinforce the learners' participation in a distance learning program. The main purpose of our research is to investigate the emotions experienced by the learners of the Hellenic Open…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Experience, Distance Education, Mixed Methods Research