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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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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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Petronzi, Dominic; Hadi, Munib – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have and continue to change the way in which nontraditional learners' access education. Although the free element of these has been linked to low completion rates due to no invested interest, the MOOC platform enables innovative technologies and practices to be trialled. Therefore, rather than attributing varied…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Santally, Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT-LATIC) course delivery model, offered by the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) from a quality assurance perspective taking into account the delivery model, cultural context, and the distributed nature of the programme and its…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Information Technology, Educational Quality, Blended Learning
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Youde, Andrew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
This paper outlines research into the emotional competences that mature, higher education students, undertaking part-time blended learning degrees within a School of Education, value in their tutors. A mixed methods approach was adopted to conduct a detailed exploration of eight tutors' practice whilst teaching a module, with data gathered from…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, College Students, Blended Learning, Teacher Competencies
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Byungura, Jean Claude; Hansson, Henrik; Masengesho, Kamuzinzi; Karunaratne, Thashmee – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the development of technology in the 21st Century, education systems attempt to integrate technology-based tools to improve experiences in pedagogy and administration. It is becoming increasingly prominent to build human and ICT infrastructure capacities at universities from policy to implementation level. Using a critical discourse analysis,…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Capacity Building, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy
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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
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Ozarslan, Yasin; Ozan, Ozlem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Self-assessment is vital for online learning since it is one of the most essential skills of distance learners. In this respect, the purpose of this study was to understand learners' self-assessment quiz taking behaviours in an undergraduate level online course. We tried to figure out whether there is a relation between self-assessment quiz taking…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
Kilis, Selcan; Gülbahar, Yasemin; Rapp, Christian – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the excessive use of social media in the 21st century, attempts to integrate social media within higher education have also increased. In this area, research has been particularly focused on the aspects of students, rather than the instructors. This study puts the emphasis on the instructors with the aim to explore their use of social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
Aktaruzzaman, Md; Plunkett, Margaret – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Distance Education (DE) theorists have argued about the requirement for a theory to be comprehensive in a way that can explicate many of the activities associated with DE. Currently, Transactional Distance Theory (TDT) (Moore, 1993) and the Theory of Instructional Dialogue (IDT) (Caspi & Gorsky, 2006) are the most prominent theories, yet they…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Practices, Models, Interviews
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
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