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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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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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Zacharias, Giannakoudakis; Yiannis, Giossos – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The aim of this research was to study the differences in social presence and autonomy concerning the two methods of education used in a training program for science teachers in the years 2015-2016. The first method was the traditional face-to-face and the other was the Distance Education method. In particular, the study focused on whether there…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction
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Gratsiouni, Dimitra; Koutsouba, Maria; Venetsanou, Foteini; Tyrovola, Vasiliki – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education has changed the educational procedures through the creation and use of new teaching and learning environments with the use of computers and network applications that afford new dimensions to distance education. In turn, these emerging and in progress technologies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Social Media, 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
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
Toprak, Elif; Genc-Kumtepe, Evrim – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Communication is an indispensable part of international cooperation and it requires managing different cultures. Being prepared to see and understand different values, trying to understand contrasting views in a consortium, can decrease the potential of misperception which otherwise may act as a real barrier to cooperation. This is why…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Open Education
Kassandrinou, Amanda; Angelaki, Christina; Mavroidis, Ilias – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This study examines the presence of transactional distance among students, the factors affecting it, as well as the way it influences the learning process of students in a blended distance learning setting in Greece. The present study involved 12 postgraduate students of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). A qualitative research was conducted,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Graduate Students
Angelaki, Christina; Mavroidis, Ilias – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The aim of this work is to examine the role of communication and social presence in distance learning environments and their impact on the emotions of adult learners. A study was conducted at the Hellenic Open University (HOU), using a questionnaire that was completed by 94 undergraduate and postgraduate students. More than 94% of the students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Mavroidis, Ilias; Karatrantou, Anthi; Koutsouba, Maria; Giossos, Yiannis; Papadakis, Spyros – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
This paper examines specific technological and pedagogical parameters in relation to teleconference, namely the "perceived ease of use", the "perceived usefulness", the "social presence" and the "intention to use". A case study was conducted involving postgraduate students from a modular course of the School…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
Panagiotis, Anastasiades; Chrysoula, Iliadou – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Two-way communication between students and tutors is one of the two key factors contributing to the success of a Distance Learning programme, the other being the complete and well-designed educational package. Both elements are essential to guide students' learning. By means of this communication the tutor can facilitate the interaction of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Open Universities, Distance Education, Tutors