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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
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
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