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Rose, Mary – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
This article explores some key attributes of effective online tertiary educators. Using qualitative research methods, data were collected via semi-structured interviews which were conducted with a small sample of university academics in New Zealand and Australia, and analysed using an inductive approach and open and closed coding techniques. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Web Based Instruction, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Zeglen, Eric; Rosendale, Joseph A. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
Although online education offerings continue to grow in the higher education marketplace, issues of student achievement and course rigour still challenge the underlying instructional model, and alignment with institutional missions. Pedagogically, instructors and course designers can mitigate these issues by leveraging technology to further…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Tull, Susan; Dabner, Nicki; Ayebi-Arthur, Kofi – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
The motivation to adopt innovative communication and e-learning practices in education settings can be stimulated by events such as natural disasters. Education institutions in the Pacific Rim cannot avoid the likelihood of natural disasters that could close one or more buildings on a campus and affect their ability to continue current educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Electronic Learning, Natural Disasters
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Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
This paper is based on a keynote talk delivered at the biennial DEANZ Conference at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, in April 2016. As highlighted in that talk, we have entered Education 3.0--an age of vast resource abundance and extensive opportunities for learner empowerment. During the past decade, we have seen the emergence…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Conferences (Gatherings), Universities
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Alexander-Bennett, Carolyn – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
This think piece by Carolyn Alexander-Bennett is a reflection of her keynote speech at DEANZ2016 conference, which was held from 17-20th April at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In her speech Carolyn revisits the issues, developments, and technology trends that led to the birth of FarNet (an online cluster of schools catering for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Halupa, Colleen M. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
This paper provides an overview of best practices and challenges for deans and department heads of online programmes in the ever-changing world of higher education. It concentrates on the challenges for small private universities and tertiary education institutions in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Department heads must consider…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Deans, Higher Education, Small Colleges
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Gedera, Dilani S. P. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
Otago Polytechnic (OP) is currently redesigning and redeveloping its programmes and courses under an institution-wide initiative called Designing for Learner Success (D4LS). This initiative has several phases--design, development, delivery, and evaluation. This article focuses on the processes and considerations in the development phase of D4LS,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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Nichols, Mark – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
Open Polytechnic is a single-mode provider of distance education with a rich history of print-based provision. Strategically, the institution is rapidly adopting an online-only approach, with some exceptions for programmes that require student contact. A recent and internal review of Moodle, the Open Polytechnic's learning management system (LMS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Integrated Learning Systems
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Davis, Niki; Higgins, Andrew – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
This research aimed to inform institutional leaders by producing and disseminating a system wide view of what tertiary education might look like in Aotearoa New Zealand, five years into the future. The researchers were responding to a challenge in a speech at the DEANZ 2010 conference by a highly respected national leader (Dr. Peter Coolbear). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Instructional Leadership
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Hunt, Antony; Tickner, Sue – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
Aotearoa New Zealand's demographics are changing rapidly and, as a consequence, there is now greater diversity in the tertiary student population. This diversity is evident in the continuing growth of Maori and Pasifika student participation. Teacher education is increasingly emphasising social competencies and intercultural awareness. Online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
Online and blended learning bring opportunities and challenges, including more opportunities for authentic activities (Gikandi, Morrow, & Davis, 2011). Blended online environments are now a common mode for pre-service teacher education, providing interesting opportunities to develop and showcase alternative approaches that blend with practice…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Inquiry, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Jeurissen, Maree – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
Despite some gains in the regeneration of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand, its long-term survival remains threatened. One avenue for regeneration seldom considered is the English-medium secondary school. This article reports on a case study where students in one such school chose te reo Maori as an option and, and,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Language Maintenance
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Smith, Nigel V.; Erlam, Charles; Quirke, Naomi; Sylvester, Grace – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
Student engagement is required for effective distance learning. Amongst other things, it is built by fostering connectedness amongst tutors, academic advisors, and students, and by providing high-quality content and materials through appropriate technologies. Students are more likely to succeed when they experience these different aspects as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Sense of Community, Distance Education
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Nash, Catherine – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
This paper outlines the benefits to distance education teachers of formatting a weekly online newsletter in accordance with motivational learning theory. It reflects on the delivery of weekly AIM newsletters to undergraduate economics students at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand via Moodle. The acronym, AIM, stands for Academic content,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Distance Education, Learning Theories, Motivation Techniques
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Khoo, Elaine; Hight, Craig; Cowie, Bronwen; Torrens, Rob; Ferrarelli, Lisabeth – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
In this paper, we explore the relationship between student success in acquiring software literacy and students' broader engagement and understanding of knowledge across different disciplines. We report on the first phase of a project that examines software literacies associated with Microsoft PowerPoint as a common software package encountered and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, College Freshmen
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