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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
Olsson, Ulf – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Scientists from five Swedish universities were interviewed about open second cycle education. Research groups and scientists collaborate closely with industry, and the selection of scientists for the study was made in relation to an interest in developing technology-enhanced open education, indicated by applications for funding from the Knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, School Business Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
Aghaee, Naghmeh; Hansson, Henrik; Tedre, Matti; Drougge, Ulrika – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education is a way to facilitate interaction and accessing information for learning in higher education. However, finding a set of structured e-resources to facilitate learning within specific courses is still a big challenge in most higher education institutions. This includes the…
Descriptors: Theses, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing
Mahieu, Ron; Wolming, Simon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Due to societal changes there is a growing need for distant and adult learning. The reason to participate in education and the choices that students make may differ. In this study the factors age, gender, rate of studies and parenthood have been analysed in order to see how these relate to different motivational factors for choosing a web-based…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Creelman, Alastair; Reneland-Forsman, Linda – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Statistics are often used to reveal significant differences between online and campus-based education. The existence of online courses with low completion rates is often used to justify the inherent inferiority of online education compared to traditional classroom teaching. Our study revealed that this type of conclusion has little substance. We…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Mozelius, Peter; Hettiarachchi, Enosha – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper describes the iterative development process of a Learning Object Repository (LOR), named eNOSHA. Discussions on a project for a LOR started at the e-Learning Centre (eLC) at The University of Colombo, School of Computing (UCSC) in 2007. The eLC has during the last decade been developing learning content for a nationwide e-learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Resource Units, Instructional Design
Soderstrom, Tor; From, Jorgen; Lovqvist, Jeanette; Tornquist, Anette – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In Sweden, higher education has moved away from distance education, including physical meetings, to online education with no physical meetings at all. This article focuses on the shift from distance to online education using an educational management perspective that is based on economic, staff, and student data collected between 1994 and 2010…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration