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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
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
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
Volk, Benno; Keller, Stefan Andreas – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Since 2002 the "Zurich E-Learning Certificate" offers lecturers and academic staff from the three main universities in Zurich the possibility to take part in a professional development program which supports the acquirement of eCompetence. The program is the result of a cooperation between the University of Zurich (UZH), the Swiss…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Program Development
Hawkridge, David; Wheeler, Matthew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Research into tutoring at a distance has a fairly long history and the functions of tutors in distance education institutions are well understood. Over the past 20 years research into online tutoring has advanced significantly as such institutions have "gone electronic": in this paper we cite published research from the UK Open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Open Universities, Distance Education
Chaves, Christopher A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide researchers and, in particular, practitioner-scholars of e-learning curricular designs and instructors with one conceptual model that supports more involvement and interaction within on-line courses. The "On-line Curriculum Interaction Model" posited by the author is informed by the foundational…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Course Content
Mihai, Alexandra – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
This paper will be looking into the issue of quality assurance in online learning from the perspective of the e-learning tool developed by the Institute for European Studies in Brussels--the E-modules. The E-modules have been designed with the purpose of offering a structured and interactive way of learning how the European Union functions. As…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Quality Control