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Henrikson, Robin – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2019
This study analysed the relationships between teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence in online learning environments (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000), with an emphasis on examining ways in which the design of instructor presentation formats relates to student responses in discussion forums. Both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Learner Engagement, Inquiry, Instructional Design
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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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Nichols, Mark; Meuleman, Nicky – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
Educational design is an area of growing significance in tertiary education. However, the career pathway to educational design is varied. Because few specific qualifications are available, educational designers (EDs) tend to take up their roles with little experience or in-depth knowledge. The purpose of this study is to investigate one new ED's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Faculty Development, Novices
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Nichols, Mark – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
As distance education moves increasingly towards online provision, and because of the benefits provided by online approaches, students will be expected to engage with more resources available on screen. Contemporary forms of reading from the screen include reading from tablet devices, LCD monitors, and smartphones. However, print remains the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Electronic Publishing
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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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Jahng, Namsook – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This systematic review establishes a comprehensive understanding of research trends and the findings of current studies that focus on small-group communication in post-secondary online courses. The review includes 18 journal articles which are categorised and summarised on the basis of their common themes. This review finds that a majority of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Online Courses, Trend Analysis, Interpersonal Communication
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Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
With the increasing importance and rapid growth of online courses, diversification of the student population, and the growing concern over retention rates, exploration of learner online participation and possible relationships with motivation and achievement behaviour is becoming increasingly relevant in higher education. Previous studies (Gerber,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student Motivation
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Redd, Jennifer; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This study focused on the potential for building 25 high-school students' word knowledge by using a mobile learning device and gaming app. Using a game as an instructional tool is a portable way for students to engage with content. The amount of vocabulary mastered after using the app on the mobile device was examined in relation to a pre-test and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Vocabulary Development, Courseware, Handheld Devices