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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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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
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
Walker, Richard – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This article explores how online distance learning tutors working within a higher education context may be supported in their professional development through participation on an institutional peer observation programme. Drawing on the reflections of participants from two cohorts (2011 and 2012) at the University of York, the article reviews the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Observation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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
Szilagyi, Annamaria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
By presenting perceptions of Nigerian students enrolled in the online international postgraduate programmes of the University of Liverpool regarding academic integrity, this paper aims to explore Western ideas, such as originality and plagiarism that are extraneous in the students' local cultures. Different historical and cultural circumstances…
Descriptors: Integrity, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
Weller, Martin; Anderson, Terry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain these functions where appropriate, whilst the form they take may change. Much of the reaction to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
Kitching, Lucy; Wheeler, Steve – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Games based learning is currently a hotly debated topic in education and is a fertile field of study (Holmes, 2011; Abrams, 2009). Many schools are exploring ways in which games can be embedded into the curriculum, to enhance learning through deeper engagement and higher levels of motivation (Miller & Robertson, 2010). This paper explores the…
Descriptors: Females, Video Games, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith; Herman, Clem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Information Technology
Fidalgo, Patricia; Thormann, Joan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The most productive learning experience for students whether online or in face-to-face classes can often be the interaction among students and with an instructor. Online teaching and Social Network Analysis (SNA) offer the opportunity to examine intellectual social networking and strategies that promotes student interaction which can enhance…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Experienced Teachers
Winnard, Yvette; Elliott, Vicki – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Campus based students are welcomed to our University during the first week of their course, but for students studying by online distance learning (ODL) a comparable mechanism does not exist. Academic staff experienced in teaching by ODL considered this to be a gap in students' educational experience and, furthermore, that opportunities for early…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Experience
Issack, Santally Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in Open Educational Resources (OER). A similar trend was observed about a decade ago in the concept of Learning Objects, which inevitably faded without really making an impact in real-world educational contexts. A number of repositories were created that contain thousands of learning…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Hancock, Val – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
The Open University, an open distance learning institution, is increasingly using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that requires internet access. This paper investigates how the move to a VLE has affected one group of students who do not have internet access--offender learners studying in prison. Members of the armed forces and secure hospital…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Action Research, Distance Education
Macdonald, Janet – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Professional development for distance tutors is traditionally delivered through texts or websites, supplemented by face to face workshops. However, one of the major challenges is to ensure that they engage with the materials and carry away something which is of value to their practice. At the Open University (UK) our 8000 tutors work from home,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Open Universities, Tutors, Professional Development
Edirisingha, Palitha; Hawkridge, David; Fothergill, John – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
In this paper, we urge practitioners to consider the potential of podcasting for teaching, learning and assessment. Our perspective is drawn from research on IMPALA (Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation), which showed that there is a range of successful podcasting approaches for students on campus. After briefly surveying the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Distance Education, Educational Strategies
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