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Zacharias, Giannakoudakis; Yiannis, Giossos – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
The aim of this research was to study the differences in social presence and autonomy concerning the two methods of education used in a training program for science teachers in the years 2015-2016. The first method was the traditional face-to-face and the other was the Distance Education method. In particular, the study focused on whether there…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction
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Gratsiouni, Dimitra; Koutsouba, Maria; Venetsanou, Foteini; Tyrovola, Vasiliki – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
The incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education has changed the educational procedures through the creation and use of new teaching and learning environments with the use of computers and network applications that afford new dimensions to distance education. In turn, these emerging and in progress technologies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Köster, Annamaria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
Online learning has gained importance in education over the last 20 years, but the well-known problem of high dropout rates still persists. According to the multi-dimensional learning tasks model, the cognitive (over)load of learners is essential to attrition when dealing with five challenges (e.g. technology, user interface) of an online training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attrition, Advanced Courses, Online Courses
Farrow, Robert; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Pitt, Rebecca; Weller, Martin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents the results of a systematic survey of more than 3,000 users of open educational resources (OER).…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Comparative Analysis, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
Domun, Manisha; Bahadur, Goonesh K. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
One of the most effective tools in e-learning is the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) and research has shown that students need to accurately assess their own performance thus improving their learning. The study involved the design and development of a self-assessment tool based on the Revised Blooms taxonomy Framework. As a second step in investigating…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Testing, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation
Romero, Margarida; Usart, Mireia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
Higher Education increases flexibility with online learning solutions. Nevertheless, dropout rates in online university are large. Among the reasons, one aspect deserving further study is students' Time Perspective (TP), which has been studied in onsite HE. It is necessary to know the TP profile of the growing population of online students, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Preferences
Brooks, Catherine F.; Bippus, Amy M. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Online communication forums allow students to collaborate and construct understandings of course material together, but little is known about students' discussion participation across online and blended (hybrid) classroom environments. This study begins to address this research gap by examining students' asynchronous discussions (number and length…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Experience
Chakupalesa, Anna Bucheba; Panda, Santosh – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Distance education is often hailed as the answer to the worlds problems of educational provision particularly in the developing countries of which African governments are no exception. Distance education has been used for both pre-service and in-service education, and at most levels of education. However, other than the structural differences…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis
Feldstein, Andrew; Martin, Mirta; Hudson, Amy; Warren, Kiara; Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This study reports findings from a year-long pilot study during which 991 students in 9 core courses in the Virginia State University School of Business replaced traditional textbooks with openly licensed books and other digital content. The university made a deliberate decision to use open textbooks that were copyrighted under the Creative…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Course Content, Textbooks, Curriculum Implementation
Hommes, Mark A.; Van der Molen, Henk T. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This article describes a study on the effects of a self-instruction training programme in communication skills for psychology students at the Open University of the Netherlands in comparison to a fully supervised training. We expected both training programmes to increase students' knowledge and skills, as well as their self-efficacy and motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Skill Development, Open Universities
Fidalgo, Patricia; Thormann, Joan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The most productive learning experience for students whether online or in face-to-face classes can often be the interaction among students and with an instructor. Online teaching and Social Network Analysis (SNA) offer the opportunity to examine intellectual social networking and strategies that promotes student interaction which can enhance…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Experienced Teachers
Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years. A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford was offered in the fall of 2011 free and online which attracted 160,000 registered students. It was one of three offered as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Olakulehin, Felix K.; Panda, Santosh K. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This paper examines the comparative private costs of distance and conventional (classroom-based) university students in Nigeria. A total of 200 subjects comprising students registered for the B.Sc. Computer Science and B.A. English Studies programmes at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
Pundak, David; Herscovitz, Orit; Shacham, Miri – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning. Many studies found that active teaching improves students' success, involvement and thinking skills. Nevertheless, internationally, most instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods