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Fragnito, Riccardo; Annarumma, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This work deals with the topic of creativity understood as a complex path carried out along all lifetime and that cannot be attributable to the mere accumulation of concepts. The changing social scenario promotes the dimension of the possible, the nonlinearity, the overcoming of preestablished trajectories of knowledge by triggering processes of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Creativity, Correlation, Art
van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Sylvia; Sultan, Nabil – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The digitalisation of educational communities has increased rapidly in the last decade. Modern technologies transform the way educational leaders such as teachers, tutors, deans and supervisors view and manage their educational communities. More often, educational leaders offer a variety of gateways, guiding the e-learners in their search for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
Westbrook, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
At our University, the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has delivered a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses via flexible distance learning for many years. Distance learning can be a lonely experience for students who may feel isolated and unsupported. However e-learning provides an opportunity to use technology to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
de Langen, F. H. T.; Bitter-Rijkema, M. E. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The enabling power of technology, especially information technology and social software, prompts a radical shift in economic and social interactions in societies around the globe. Existing traditional school based, formalized learning formats are unable to accommodate specific new learning needs. Hence, customized to the respective purposes of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Influence of Technology, Business, Models
Nikolaou, Alexandra; Koutsouba, Maria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In an attempt to improve the effectiveness of distance learning, the present study aims to introduce an innovative way of creating and designing distance learning instructional material incorporating Bernice McCarthy's 4MAT Model based on learning styles. According to McCarthy's theory, all students can learn effectively in a cycle of learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Innovation, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness
Koutropoulos, Apostolos; Gallagher, Michael Sean; Abajian, Sean C.; de Waard, Inge; Hogue, Rebecca Joanne; Keskin, Nilgun Ozdamar; Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers, instructors, and learners in online environments. Online discussions are as important in MOOCs as in other online courses. Online discussions that occur in MOOCs are influenced by additional factors resulting from their volatile and voluntary…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Electronic Learning, Discussion Groups
Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Outcomes of Education
Santally, Mohammad Issack; Rajabalee, Yousra; Cooshna-Naik, Dorothy – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper discusses how modern technologies are changing the teacher-student-content relationships from the conception to the delivery of so-called "distance" education courses. The concept of Distance Education has greatly evolved in the digital era of 21st Century. With the widespread use and access to the Internet, exponential growth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Internet
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
Phelan, Liam – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents the design and application of a major individual assessment task created in part to develop students' capacity for lifelong assessment, a key element of lifelong learning. Additionally the task contributes to fostering a sense of community in asynchronous online learning environments. The task is a supra disciplinary report,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach
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
Borissova, Daniela; Mustakerov, Ivan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
The Web-based e-learning can benefit from the modern multimedia tools combined with network capabilities to overcome traditional education. The objective of this paper is focused on e-training system development to improve performance of theoretical knowledge and providing ample opportunity for practical attainment of manual skills in virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Costs, Web Based Instruction, Surgery
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
Arenas, M. Begona; Hitos, Alicia; Perchiazzi, Matteo; Ugolini, Sara – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Mentoring works as a strategy for helping people and particularly disadvantaged groups of population such as the unemployed, young people or immigrants improve their professional opportunities and succeed in life. It helps give people the confidence, access to valuable resources, and skills they need to reach their potential. The article presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Information Technology, Pilot Projects
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
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