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Kitching, Lucy; Wheeler, Steve – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Games based learning is currently a hotly debated topic in education and is a fertile field of study (Holmes, 2011; Abrams, 2009). Many schools are exploring ways in which games can be embedded into the curriculum, to enhance learning through deeper engagement and higher levels of motivation (Miller & Robertson, 2010). This paper explores the…
Descriptors: Females, Video Games, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
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
Mahieu, Ron; Wolming, Simon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Due to societal changes there is a growing need for distant and adult learning. The reason to participate in education and the choices that students make may differ. In this study the factors age, gender, rate of studies and parenthood have been analysed in order to see how these relate to different motivational factors for choosing a web-based…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Bidarra, Jose; Araujo, Joao – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
This paper argues that the dominant form of distance learning that is common in most e-learning systems rests on a set of learning devices and environments that may be outdated from the student's perspective, namely because it is not supportive of learner empowerment and does not facilitate the efforts of self-directed learners. For this study we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Virtual Classrooms
Kropf, Dorothy C. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Creelman, Alastair; Reneland-Forsman, Linda – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Statistics are often used to reveal significant differences between online and campus-based education. The existence of online courses with low completion rates is often used to justify the inherent inferiority of online education compared to traditional classroom teaching. Our study revealed that this type of conclusion has little substance. We…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Ouma, Gordon O.; Awuor, Fredrick M.; Kyambo, Benjamin – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
As e-learning becomes useful to learning institutions worldwide, an assessment of e-learning readiness is essential for the successful implementation of e-learning as a platform for learning. Success in e-learning can be achieved by understanding the level of readiness of e-learning environments. To facilitate schools in Kenya to implement…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
O'Brien, Emma; Hamburg, Ileana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
This paper highlights reasons for SMEs low uptake of training and argues that current offerings are not suitable for their needs. It highlights the need to leverage the benefits of work based learning through the use of technology. Social media and web 2.0 has significantly changed the way people learn and access knowledge. The body of knowledge…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Workplace Learning, Staff Development, Communities of Practice
Farquhar, Lynn – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The theory of transactional distance has been subjected to a variety of empirical tests and philosophical critiques. Throughout this process, the variable of dialogue has attracted much attention. Although dialogue has proven difficult to measure and define, it is widely regarded as an ideal outcome of the teacher-learner transaction. Considered…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Social Distance, Teacher Student Relationship
Palmer, Stuart; Holt, Dale; Gosper, Maree; Sankey, Michael; Allan, Garry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Online learning environments (OLEs) are complex information technology (IT) systems that intersect with many areas of university organisation. Distributed models of leadership have been proposed as appropriate for the good governance of OLEs. Based on theoretical and empirical research, a group of Australian universities proposed a framework for…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, College Administration, Leadership Styles, Quality Control
Sidawi, Bhzad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
The design studio is the core of Architectural education where--face to face--social interaction, negotiations and communications happen between tutors and students. These communications are essential for development of the design concept and initiation of student's innovation. At the University of Dammam, an ambitious e-learning system plan was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Architectural Education, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Sylvia; Sultan, Nabil – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The digitalisation of educational communities has increased rapidly in the last decade. Modern technologies transform the way educational leaders such as teachers, tutors, deans and supervisors view and manage their educational communities. More often, educational leaders offer a variety of gateways, guiding the e-learners in their search for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
Westbrook, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
At our University, the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has delivered a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses via flexible distance learning for many years. Distance learning can be a lonely experience for students who may feel isolated and unsupported. However e-learning provides an opportunity to use technology to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
de Langen, F. H. T.; Bitter-Rijkema, M. E. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The enabling power of technology, especially information technology and social software, prompts a radical shift in economic and social interactions in societies around the globe. Existing traditional school based, formalized learning formats are unable to accommodate specific new learning needs. Hence, customized to the respective purposes of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Influence of Technology, Business, Models
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
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