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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
Niari, Maria; Manousou, Evaggelia; Lionarakis, Antonis – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The Pygmalion Effect is the positive form of self-fulfilling prophecy and shows how teacher expectations influence student performance. According to this phenomenon, higher expectations can lead to an increase in performance. In this research qualitative methodology was adopted both in data collection, and in analysis, in order to investigate the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Open Universities, Distance Education, Graduate Students
Kagklis, Vasileios; Karatrantou, Anthi; Tantoula, Maria; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris T.; Verykios, Vassilios S. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Online fora have become not only one of the most popular communication tools in e-learning environments, but also one of the key factors of the learning process, especially in distance learning, as they can provide to the students involved, motivation for collaboration in order to achieve a common goal. The purpose of this study is to analyse data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
Linardatou, Charitini; Manousou, Evangelia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The purpose of this article is to present the results of the qualitative research conducted in Detention Facilities in Greece in connection with the preparation of the thesis (Linardatou, 2012). This is a case study of two prisoners attending Open Universities. The study concerned the characteristics and peculiarities of Open and Distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Kack, Annika; Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Alai-Rosales, Shahla S.; Hoium, Kari; Mannikko-Barbutiu, Sirkku; Fors, Uno G. H. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Specialized educational programs previously unavailable to many students are now accessible to students spread throughout the world. In particular, this globalization presents new opportunities and challenges for universities educating professionals in the field of autism treatment. The aim of the present case study is to analyse the experiences…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Interviews
Toprak, Elif; Genc-Kumtepe, Evrim – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Communication is an indispensable part of international cooperation and it requires managing different cultures. Being prepared to see and understand different values, trying to understand contrasting views in a consortium, can decrease the potential of misperception which otherwise may act as a real barrier to cooperation. This is why…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Open Education
Canessa, Enrique; Pisani, Armando – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The first implementation of complete high school, open on-line courses (HOOC) aiming to support the training and basic scientific knowledge of young students from the Liceo Ginnasio Dante Alighieri in Gorizia, Italy, is discussed. Using the open source and automated recording system openEyA, HOOC give a student the opportunity to watch on-line, at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Online Courses, Open Education, Foreign Countries
Mavroidis, Ilias; Karatrantou, Anthi; Koutsouba, Maria; Giossos, Yiannis; Papadakis, Spyros – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
This paper examines specific technological and pedagogical parameters in relation to teleconference, namely the "perceived ease of use", the "perceived usefulness", the "social presence" and the "intention to use". A case study was conducted involving postgraduate students from a modular course of the School…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
Dzakiria, Hisham – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open Distance Learning (ODL) provides learners with the greatest possible control over time, place and pace of education. The educational delivery of ODL has improved greatly over the years with growing number of students continuously enrolling into various ODL programs globally. ODL however does come with issues and problems. Loss of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy
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
Barbour, Michael K.; Siko, Jason P. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
While much of the growth in the popularity of virtual schooling has involved at-risk students, little research exists on the experiences of these students in this largely independent setting. This paper describes a case study of an at-risk student in a rural school in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who was enrolled in an online course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Experience, At Risk Students, Online Courses
Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith; Herman, Clem – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Distance Education, Information Technology
Alberich-Artal, Enric; Sangra, Albert – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In recent years, the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has contributed to the generation of a number of interesting initiatives in the field of music education and training in virtual learning environments. However, music education initiatives employing virtual learning environments have replicated and perpetuated the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Music Education, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms
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
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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