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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
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
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
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