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Papadimitriou, Sofia Theodor; Niari, Maria Ioannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The "Open Badges' collection" can be used by its holder as a virtual CV of skills and qualifications. The practice of development, issue, and use of badges is…
Descriptors: Open Education, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Qualifications
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Mayanja, Jamiah; Tibaingana, Anthony; Birevu, Paul Muyinda – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The study investigated the use of ICTs in student support in Open and Distance learning (ODL) at Makerere University. The study adopted a survey design with 327 ODL students, and the data from participants was collected using self-administered questionnaires and individual interviews. The results showed that Makerere University has enhanced…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Information Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Lambert, Sarah R. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper investigates the degree to which recent digital Open Education literature is aligned to social justice principles, starting with the first UNESCO definition of Open Educational Resources (OER). A critical analysis of 19 texts was undertaken to track dominant and alternative ideas shaping the development of Open Education since 2002 as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Open Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Practices
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Naidu, Som; Roberts, Keith J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Affordable access to higher education is a major challenge for small Pacific island nations. The University of the South Pacific which is owned and governed by twelve island nations in this region plays a special role in meeting this challenge. In its fiftieth year, a few recent developments at USP provide a useful case study for how this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Pacific Islanders, Access to Education
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) related to online teaching hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. Data collection included a 40-item survey, of which 159 MOOC…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Open Education
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Jha, Jyotsna; Ghatak, Neha; Mahendiran, Shreekanth – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
In India, Open and Distance Learning for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Secondary education in India pertains to class 9 and 10 catering to the age group of 15 to 16. Similarly, higher secondary education refers to class 11 and 12 catering to the age group of 17 to 18.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Graduate Students, Open Education
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values and benefits for those stakeholders. It is in this perspective that this study was conducted to investigate the policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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Kruse Vaái, Emma – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its Bachelor of Education programme. Following the examination it argues that some policies are formulated in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Policy, Assignments
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Srivastava, Mamta; Jena, S. S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Skills acquisition is vital for any economic growth, particularly in an era of economic and technological changes. The need for skill development is a vital challenge, foremost for a developing nation, such as India. Therefore, vocational education and training (VET) is a direct means of providing workers with skills more relevant to their…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Distance Education, Economic Development, Skill Development
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Latchem, Colin – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The following article examines the issues of open, distance and technology-based informal learning and non-formal education for individual and community development. It argues that these two modes of education, which are estimated to constitute 70-90% of lifelong learning, are insufficiently represented in the literature of open and distance…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Open Education, Distance Education
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Al-Khatib, Hyat – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The twenty-first century is witnessing innovative practices in the advancement of learning in the developed world as a consequence of the technological revolution of the period and the increased demand for higher education (Bax, 2011; Barab, King and Gray, 2004; Roman, 2001). Education is perceived as the cornerstone for development,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Developing Nations, Arabs, Open Education
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Low learning outcomes in Indian schools and the promotion of rote learning by their instructional systems have been documented time and again. Schools are therefore required to adopt India's National Curriculum Framework (NCF) (2005) that includes guidelines for curriculum transaction. However, the learning outcomes and the kind of learning likely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Open Education
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Mitra, Sushmita – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which unlike other countries has a long history of war, conflicts, insurgency, and hence insecurity. Although there have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feasibility Studies, Open Education, Developing Nations
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