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Beer, Nicola – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
This study evaluates a two-week MOOC delivered on FutureLearn as part of an MSc in Nursing accredited by Coventry University to establish whether learners are demonstrating transformative learning. Evaluation is in the form of a rubric which is designed using Mezirow's theory of Transformative Learning as a theoretical framework, alongside the…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Scoring Rubrics, Transformative Learning, Electronic Learning
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Bond, Melissa; Bedenlier, Svenja – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
The concept of student engagement has become somewhat of an enigma for educators and researchers, with ongoing discussions about its nature and complexity, and criticism about the depth and breadth of theorising and operationalisation within empirical research. This equally applies to research conducted in the field of educational technology and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Learner Engagement, Influence of Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Orr, Dominic; Weller, Martin; Farrow, Rob – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
The adoption of open, online, flexible and technology-enhanced modes of learning (in short: of OOFAT) differs by higher education institution, despite the general cries of revolution and disruption due to digitalisation. This paper presents a new conceptual model for framing difference in three key educational processes (content, delivery and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Global Approach, Distance Education, Access to Education
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Murphy, Victoria L.; Coiro, Julie; Kiili, Carita – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Online inquiry, or using the Internet to generate questions and then search for, analyse, and synthesise information about these questions, is an essential part of digital literacy. However, processes involved in online inquiry are substantially complex. Prior research suggests that digital platforms can scaffold online inquiry processes.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Foley, Karen; Marr, Liz – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Studies about effective practice in Higher Education (HE), student retention, progression and attainment suggest that student engagement is a major factor in success. A sense of belonging to a community of students and academics is seen as key to creating effective engagement. Such studies have identified interventions that have proved successful…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Extracurricular Activities, Distance Education, College Students
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Baas, Marjon; Admiraal, Wilfried; van den Berg, Ellen – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Open Educational Resources (OER) have the potential to change the domain of higher education; however, adoption is still limited. As teachers are the pivotal actors to adopt OER, more insights are needed on their practices with OER and need of support. This exploratory study uses the OER Adoption Pyramid as a framework to analyse adoption of OER…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology
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Paskevicius, Michael; Irvine, Valerie – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Beyond providing alternatives to traditional learning resources, there exists a gap in the literature in understanding how openness is impacting teaching and learning in higher education. This paper explores the ways in which educators describe how open education is impacting their pedagogical designs. Using a phenomenological approach with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Instructional Design, Praxis
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Hillaire, Garron; Iniesto, Francisco; Rienties, Bart – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
This paper outlines an innovative approach to evaluating the emotional content of three online courses using the affective computing approach of prosody detection on two different text-to-speech (TTS) voices in conjunction with human raters judging the emotional content of the text. This work intends to establish the potential variation on the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Emotional Response, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Boyd, Lesley – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
This paper describes a work-in-progress action research project to investigate how technology-enabled learning networks may achieve practical organisational improvement outcomes in the author's own institution, a UK distance learning higher education (HE) context. Collaborative learning technology, typically used for academic learning or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Tutors
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Foster, Stephen – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
A small preliminary PhD research project used OpenEssayist, a web based automated writing evaluation (AWE) system designed to provide immediate formative feedback to students, to gain insights into how students use such systems. One of the themes which emerged from the data analysis was that most of the students on the module did not make use of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Automation, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
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Gafaro, Barbara Condo – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been integrated into face-to-face language modules to enhance the educational experience of students. MOOCs appear to offer language learning opportunities as well as challenging the self-regulated learning (SRL) behaviour of students. This paper presents a work in progress with regards to the literature…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Second Language Learning, Blended Learning
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Kyritsi, Kyriaki H.; Zorkadis, Vasilios; Stavropoulos, Elias C.; Verykios, Vassilios S. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Recent technological advances have led to tremendous capacities for collecting, storing and analyzing data being created at an ever-increasing speed from diverse sources. Academic institutions which offer open and distance learning programs, such as the Hellenic Open University, can benefit from big data relating to its students' information and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Student Records, Information Security
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Dalsgaard, Christian; Gislev, Tom – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
The objective of the paper is to examine how and what the non-completing participants of MOOCs learn. In this paper we term them "invisible learners". The paper presents a qualitative study of learning activities and outcomes of invisible learners. The study consists of 11 interviews with MOOC participants and a survey answered by 51…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Self Management
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Pearson, Victoria; Lister, Kate; McPherson, Elaine; Gallen, Anne-Marie; Davies, Gareth; Colwell, Chetz; Bradshaw, Kate; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Collins, Trevor – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
UK higher education data has shown persistent differences in degree outcomes for specific student groups. Consequently, the Office for Students (the UK government's higher education regulator) are funding 17 projects to address these inequalities. Building on its expertise, our institution is leading the IncSTEM project alongside colleagues from…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning
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Lieser, Ping; Taf, Steven D.; Murphy-Hagan, Anne – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
This paper describes a three-stage process of developing a webinar integration tool to enhance the interaction of teaching and learning in blended environments. In the context of medical education, we emphasize three factors of effective webinar integration in blended learning: fostering better solutions for faculty and students to interact…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Medical Education
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