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Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu R.; Scalzavara, Sandra; Williams, Shirley A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Open badges are a digital representation of skills or accomplishments recorded in a visual symbol that is embedded with verifiable data and evidence. They are created following a defined open standard, so that they can be shared online. Open badges have gained popularity around the world in recent years and have become a standard feature of many…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, Evaluation Methods, Electronic Learning
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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
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
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
Rolfe, Vivien – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated e-learning technologies and web approaches, MOOCs attract massive scale participation and global interest. Some commercial ventures place social equality at the heart of their missions, claiming to empower communities by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Large Group Instruction
Bozkurt, Aras; Kumtepe, Evrim Genc; Kumtepe, Alper Tolga; Aydin, Irem Erdem; Bozkaya, Müjgan; Aydin, Cengiz Hakan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper presents a content analytic approach on doctoral dissertations in the field of distance education in Turkish Higher Education context from the years of 1986 through 2014. A total of 61 dissertations were examined to explore keywords, academic discipline, research areas, theoretical/conceptual frameworks, research designs, research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education