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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
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
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
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
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