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Hawkridge, David; Wheeler, Matthew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Research into tutoring at a distance has a fairly long history and the functions of tutors in distance education institutions are well understood. Over the past 20 years research into online tutoring has advanced significantly as such institutions have "gone electronic": in this paper we cite published research from the UK Open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Open Universities, Distance Education
Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
This paper reports on an empirical research on the Interaction Equivalency Theorem posited by Anderson (2003a), consisting of the three elements of teacher-student-content interaction. Using an author-developed survey, the paper reports the priority order of interaction elements to assure learning quality with two parameters of learning modes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Educational Theories, Course Content
Juutinen, Sanna; Saariluoma, Pertti – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
E-learning has constantly increased its importance in education. Both public and private organizations use it extensively. However, doubts have been expressed in regards to its effectiveness. These difficulties often have their origin in human-system interaction, thus there is the necessity to investigate interaction in e-learning. We approach…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Psychological Patterns, Barriers, Interaction
Marcal, Julia; Caetano, Antonio – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
The aim of this study is to characterize the current status of blended learning in Portugal, given that b-learning has grown exponentially in the Portuguese market over recent years. 38 organizations (representing 68% of all institutions certified to provide distance training by the Government Labour Office--DGERT-) participated in this study. The…
Descriptors: Industrial Training, Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
Chaves, Christopher A. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide researchers and, in particular, practitioner-scholars of e-learning curricular designs and instructors with one conceptual model that supports more involvement and interaction within on-line courses. The "On-line Curriculum Interaction Model" posited by the author is informed by the foundational…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Course Content
Soylu, Firat – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
Lack of student participation and intrinsic motivation in online learning environments is a challenge to instructional design. There are some online communities which overcome this challenge by attracting participants from diverse backgrounds to engage, learn, and share information within their context. Eksisozluk, an online collaborative…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Motivation, Cooperation
Donnelly, Roisin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
This paper describes a qualitative study which took place over a two year period with academic staff engaged on a blended Masters programme delivered with the learning environment based around problem-based learning. At the pedagogical level, transformative practice has the potential to engage students as critical thinkers, by encouraging them to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Masters Programs
Giossos, Yiannis; Koutsouba, Maria; Lionarakis, Antonis; Skavantzos, Kosmas – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
One of the core theories of distance education is Michael Graham Moore's "Theory of Transactional Distance" that provides the broad framework of the pedagogy of distance education and allows the generation of almost infinite number of hypotheses for research. However, the review of the existing studies relating to the theory showed the use of a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Theories, Realism, Epistemology
Paulsen, Morten Flate – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
So far, e-learning has primarily been used when there are many learners involved. The up-front investments related to e-learning are relatively high, and may be perceived as prohibitive for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Some e-learning is, however, getting less expensive, and some e-learning models are more suited for small-scale…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Small Businesses, Foreign Countries, Corporate Education
Haverila, Matti; Myllyla, Marjatta; Torp, Hanna – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of the research was to get insights into the ways learning strategies typically used by adult learners can be taken into consideration when designing web-based courses to facilitate learning in teacher education. Teacher students wrote narratives in discussion forums by completing various types of group projects. The relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning
Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Brown, Tom; Delport, Rhena – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
During recent years, many distance teaching as well as residential institutions have started to experiment with mobile learning through pilot projects as part of their e-learning and technology enhanced learning environments. The practical experience gained with the employment of strategies and approaches within distance education can assist with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Access to Education
Haverila, Matti; Barkhi, Reza – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a research conducted to evaluate the effect of learning preconceptions, prior e-learning experience, ability and interest of students on their perceptions regarding the process of e-learning. We study the effectiveness of e-learning as it relates to the level of e-learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
Edirisingha, Palitha – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
This paper reports findings from research into the benefits of e-mentoring for mature students (21 years old and above) preparing for university study through taking Access courses. The research was carried out at Kingston University in the UK in the context of current policies of widening participation in higher education (HE). It was aimed at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Learning Strategies, Social Capital
Hadjiathanasiou, Panayiota – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
This research study aimed to evaluate the e-learning readiness of Cyprus's primary teachers ahead of DIAS web-platform integration into Cyprus's schools. The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) aims through DIAS to enhance the integration of e-learning in all areas of the curriculum in primary and secondary education. As the effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Readiness, Elementary School Teachers
Cohen, Anat; Nachmias, Rafi – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
This paper describes the implementation of a quantitative cost effectiveness analyzer for Web-supported academic instruction that was developed in Tel Aviv University during a long term study. The paper presents the cost effectiveness analysis of Tel Aviv University campus. Cost and benefit of 3,453 courses were analyzed, exemplifying campus-wide…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Models, Courses, Web Based Instruction
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