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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Öztürk, Mücahit – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Drawing on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), this exploratory study examines the preservice teachers' adoption of mobile technologies through the factors of current use, instructional use and future use in their teaching practices. Participants were 466 pre-service computer teachers enrolled at a public university in Turkey. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
High dropout rates are still a problem with online training. It is strongly suggested that learner characteristics influence the decision to persist in an online course or to drop out. The study explored the differences in domain-specific prior knowledge, motivation, computer attitude, computer anxiety, and learning skills between dropouts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation
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Youde, Andrew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
This paper outlines research into the emotional competences that mature, higher education students, undertaking part-time blended learning degrees within a School of Education, value in their tutors. A mixed methods approach was adopted to conduct a detailed exploration of eight tutors' practice whilst teaching a module, with data gathered from…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, College Students, Blended Learning, Teacher Competencies
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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
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
Jabeen, Sadia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Announcements are considered as important source in provision of academic support to the students. Announcements assist students to get information about the university learning mechanisms, courses and other time management skills, which may help them to make their learning smooth and pleasant. In this context present study documents the perceived…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Dissemination, Sociology, Virtual Universities
Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The advent of Web 2.0 has fostered the emergence of a new collaborative culture shared by internet users worldwide in which the notions of intertextuality and hypertext have evolved, resulting in the reconsideration of authors and their role in text production. It is becoming increasingly common to access, reinterpret and modify contents and texts…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education
Chen, Chwen Jen; Chuah, Kee Man; Tho, Jimmy; Teh, Chee Siong – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
Wikis, being one of the popular Web 2.0 tools, have impacted students' engagement and performance particularly in the aspects of second and foreign language learning. While an increasing number of studies have focused on the effectiveness of wiki in improving students' writing skills, this study was conducted to examine the attitudinal factors…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, English (Second Language)
Vasiloudis, G.; Koutsouba, M.; Giossos, Y.; Mavroidis, I. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper studies the transactional distance between the students and the tutor as well as the autonomy of students in a postgraduate course of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). The aim of the paper is to examine how the relation between autonomy and transactional distance evolves during an academic year and how this relation is affected by…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Graduate Students
Kalogiannakis, Michail; Touvlatzis, Sotiris – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The effective communication between the learners and the tutor-counsellor has been proved to significantly promote the positive emotions, reduce the negative ones and reinforce the learners' participation in a distance learning program. The main purpose of our research is to investigate the emotions experienced by the learners of the Hellenic Open…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Experience, Distance Education, Mixed Methods Research
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
Yukselturk, Erman; Ozekes, Serhat; Turel, Yalin Kilic – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
This study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online Information Technologies Certificate Program in 2007-2009. The data was collected through online questionnaires (Demographic Survey, Online Technologies…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Dropout Characteristics, Prediction
Pundak, David; Dvir, Yoav – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
The paper investigates difficulties involved in integrating online courses in academic colleges. Despite their growing prevalence in Israel and worldwide there are still no online courses offered as part of the learning process in many colleges. In order to identify factors for this phenomenon, a study was conducted to investigate the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Lecture Method
Aghaee, Naghmeh; Hansson, Henrik; Tedre, Matti; Drougge, Ulrika – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education is a way to facilitate interaction and accessing information for learning in higher education. However, finding a set of structured e-resources to facilitate learning within specific courses is still a big challenge in most higher education institutions. This includes the…
Descriptors: Theses, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing
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