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Heredia, Jimena de Mello; Carvalho, Lucila; Vieira, Eleonora Milano Falcão – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2019
Teaching and learning in higher education are being transformed through complex configurations of people, tasks, and material and digital resources. Successful designs for innovative learning require us to understand how these complex configurations relate to learners' activity. This paper illustrates the application of a networked learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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Chellapan, Lakshmi; van der Meer, Jacques; Pratt, Keryn; Wass, Rob – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
The term "flipping the classroom" is relatively recent, although elements of the underlying principles have been around for many years. It is generally accepted that the "flipped classroom model" consists of replacing direct instruction, or lectures, with video clips to be watched off campus, and using face-to-face class time…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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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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Parton, Becky Sue – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
Providing captions for videos used in online courses is an area of interest for institutions of higher education. There are legal and ethical ramifications as well as time constraints to consider. Captioning tools are available, but some universities rely on the auto-generated YouTube captions. This study looked at a particular type of video--the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Layout (Publications), Visual Aids, Electronic Publishing
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Cunningham, Una – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
High connectivity at tertiary institutions, and students who are often equipped with laptops and/or tablets as well as smartphones, have resulted in language learners being able to freely access technology and the internet. Reference tools such as dictionaries, concordancers, translators, and thesauri, with pronunciation and usage tips, are…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology, Language Usage
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Forbes, Dianne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
This think piece is a follow-up to a keynote delivered at the biennial DEANZ Conference, at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, in April 2016. It explores the University of Waikato's Mixed Media Pathway. Dianne Forbes ponders her own experiences as a tertiary student, considers some of the changes and challenges facing universities…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Active Learning
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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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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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Jacoby, Jean – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a rapidly evolving phenomenon which has stimulated discussion in universities around the world. A central theme of these discussions, and much of the published literature on the phenomenon, is the potential of the MOOC to disrupt the way universities do business. The aim of this narrative literature review…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Universities, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Palmer, Stuart – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
While a growing number of higher education institutions are providing online modes of study for both on- and off-campus students, do the differences in demography, technology experiences and reasons for study between on- and off-campus students mean that they interact differently with online learning environments (OLEs)? Australia's Deakin…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Higher Education, Student Surveys
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Marshall, Stephen – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Over an 18-month period four New Zealand educational institutions--a university, a private tertiary enterprise, a wananga, and an institute of technology/polytechnic--have engaged in a process of change influenced by technology. Their e-learning capability was benchmarked using the E-Learning Maturity Model, and this information was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Organizational Change
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Willems, Julie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Considerations of educational resilience are often linked to student participation, retention, and outcomes in distance higher education, in spite of adversity, equity issues, or "invisible fences" that students may face. This paper further develops the quadripartite model of educational resilience (Willems, 2010; Willems & Reupert,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Resilience (Psychology), Distance Education
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Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article examines the findings of the recent OPAL report "Beyond OER: Shifting Focus from Resources to Practices". In doing so, it defines current understanding of open educational resources and open educational practices, and highlights the shift from open content to open practice. The article includes a framework for supporting…
Descriptors: Open Education, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services