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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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Weaver, Nancy Evans; Barnard, Estelle – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2019
Literacy skills and behaviours of university-level students are of wide interest today. The research reported here fits in this tradition. It examines second-year psychology students' source use in a course taught through online distance learning (ODL). The number of sources used increased across assignments. Most used were the textbook,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Online Courses, Distance Education
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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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Te Kiri, Christine – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
The first step to enabling Maori achievement is engaging whanau (family) and tamariki (children) in situations where their mana (autonomy) and tuakiri (identity) remains intact. This paper identifies steps for culturally critical and sustaining practice when engaging whanau and students, highlights some positive examples, and reflects on lessons…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Family Involvement, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Moore, Catherine; Greenland, Steven – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
Two hundred and twenty-six qualitative interviews with students studying at Australia's largest online tertiary education organisation, Open Universities Australia (OUA), found that failure to complete assessments due to unexpected and unavoidable employment commitments was the standout reason for dropping out of its open-access courses. The…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Foreign Countries, College Students, Open Universities
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Alahmadi, Tahani; Drew, Steve – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
Evaluating accessibility is an important equity step in assessing the effectiveness and usefulness of online learning materials for students with disabilities such as visual or hearing impairments. Previous studies in this area have indicated that, over time, university websites have become gradually more inaccessible. This paper relates findings…
Descriptors: Reputation, Web Sites, Universities, Comparative Analysis
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Bassett, Martin; Robson, Joanne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
This paper sets out to examine the role of middle leaders and their quest for effective appraisal and leadership development online--the two towers. Research that focuses on the role of middle leaders, in terms of their appraisal and leadership development, suggests there is a crisis in the "middle." Currently, middle leaders do not have…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership Training, Online Courses, Access to Education
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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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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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Liu, Guimei; Clayton, John – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
The growing demand for an increasingly skilled competitive workforce and the associated demand for change and responsiveness in the provision of technical vocational education and training (TVET) has led to the development of stronger links between New Zealand and the People's Republic of China. A collaborative model programme project aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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