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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
Alberich-Artal, Enric; Sangra, Albert – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In recent years, the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has contributed to the generation of a number of interesting initiatives in the field of music education and training in virtual learning environments. However, music education initiatives employing virtual learning environments have replicated and perpetuated the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Music Education, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms
Holley, Debbie; Boyle, Tom – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Students studying Marketing, Fashion, Public Relations, Advertising and similar subjects need to develop a "critical eye" in relation to images, media and digital technologies. This project aims to empower teachers to develop multimedia learning resources that would support students engaging in this essential activity. Developing such…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Developed Materials, Critical Thinking, Multimedia Materials
Pavlakis, Andreas; Kaitelidou, Dafni – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Introduction: Distance learning seems to have a crucial impact on the social and emotional life of students. Within the framework of distance learning at the Open University of Cyprus, the "Healthcare Management" department conducted a study regarding the levels of stress, anxiety and depression reported by the student population. The…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
Phelan, Liam – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper presents the design and application of a major individual assessment task created in part to develop students' capacity for lifelong assessment, a key element of lifelong learning. Additionally the task contributes to fostering a sense of community in asynchronous online learning environments. The task is a supra disciplinary report,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach
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
Chagas, Isabel; Faria, Claudia; Mourato, Dulce; Pereira, Goncalo; Santos, Afonso – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
The objectives of this project were to: i) describe the experience of implementing Problem-Based Learning in an online course over three consecutive academic years, ii) analyse the learning environment generated, iii) discuss impacts on students' active participation, based on the analysis of their interactions. The participants were 30 students,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Problem Based Learning, Online Courses, Program Implementation
Soderstrom, Tor; From, Jorgen; Lovqvist, Jeanette; Tornquist, Anette – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
In Sweden, higher education has moved away from distance education, including physical meetings, to online education with no physical meetings at all. This article focuses on the shift from distance to online education using an educational management perspective that is based on economic, staff, and student data collected between 1994 and 2010…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
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
Winnard, Yvette; Elliott, Vicki – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Campus based students are welcomed to our University during the first week of their course, but for students studying by online distance learning (ODL) a comparable mechanism does not exist. Academic staff experienced in teaching by ODL considered this to be a gap in students' educational experience and, furthermore, that opportunities for early…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Experience
Borissova, Daniela; Mustakerov, Ivan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
The Web-based e-learning can benefit from the modern multimedia tools combined with network capabilities to overcome traditional education. The objective of this paper is focused on e-training system development to improve performance of theoretical knowledge and providing ample opportunity for practical attainment of manual skills in virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Costs, Web Based Instruction, Surgery
Rajasingham, Lalita – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This paper explores some new challenges facing universities in a global multimediated Internet-based environment, as they seek alternative paradigms and options to remain true to their core business. At a time of rapid technological change, and contested, complex concepts associated with globalisation, knowledge is becoming a primary factor of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Open Education
Garbett, Chris – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
In recent years there has been growth in online distance learning courses. This has been prompted by; new technology such as the Internet, mobile learning, video and audio conferencing: the explosion in student numbers in Higher Education, and the need for outreach to a world wide market. Web-based distance learning is seen as a solution to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Learning Modules, Student Experience
Huang, Xiaoyin; Dedegikas, Costa; Walls, Jan – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
This article reviews the process of design, development, and implementation of the Modern Greek online courses (Chinese version) in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in collaboration with Chinese university partners. The purpose of this study is (a) to explore the effectiveness of the course design, and (b) to reveal the…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Instructional Design, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
Issack, Santally Mohammad – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2011
Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in Open Educational Resources (OER). A similar trend was observed about a decade ago in the concept of Learning Objects, which inevitably faded without really making an impact in real-world educational contexts. A number of repositories were created that contain thousands of learning…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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