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Tilton, Jo; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
As digital technologies develop and change, so do the ways these tools are integrated into classrooms. In particular, as mobile digital technologies become ubiquitous there is a need to investigate how teachers engage with these tools--both personally and professionally. Research has consistently shown that teachers' underlying beliefs and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology
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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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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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Goldingay, Sophie; Land, Clare – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
Many social-work students enrolled in a particular Australian university approach the pre-practicum practice skills unit with dread, due to the required role-play exercises. Online distance students could be seen to be challenged even further in their preparation for practicum, due to a perception that they are learning practice skills on their…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Social Work, Teaching Methods, Role Playing
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Barbour, Michael; Bennett, Carolyn – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
The Virtual Learning Network (VLN) provides schools, particularly those in rural and remote areas, with the opportunity to cooperate to expand curricular offerings for their students. Each school that participates in a VLN cluster contributes at least one course delivered by an e-teacher, allowing member schools access to any course offered…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Areas
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Khoo, Elaine; Johnson, E. Marcia; Zahra, Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative case study of a teacher and her students in a postgraduate Tourism course in New Zealand in which a learning management system, discussion forums, and wikis were used to facilitate student engagement and deeper learning of course content. Although the teacher was experienced in face-to-face teaching contexts,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Bennett, Carolyn; Barbour, Michael K. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This case study investigated the perceptions of Maori students in the Virtual Learning Network of what constituted effective strategies for engaging them in online learning. In the FarNet cluster, about 63 students from the four secondary and five area schools access the VLN, and approximately 80 percent of those students are of Maori descent.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Research indicates learners studying at a distance can experience perceptions of isolation and lack of "belonging" and support, which can adversely affect their learning experience and performance. Recently, the advent of affordable, accessible and reliable high-speed broadband has meant that a whole new array of digital tools to support…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Students, Seminars
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Innovation may best be considered as reinvention rather than invention. This observation is supported by a gradually accelerating change in "how" professional learning and development (PLD) for education practitioners and leaders is being offered, designed, facilitated, and evaluated. The reinvention of PLD includes shifts towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Electronic Learning, Vignettes
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
Research, such as that collated as part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's (MoE) Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES), indicates that regular Professional Learning and Development (PLD) for educators can have a positive effect on the quality of teaching and, in turn, on outcomes for diverse students. PLD, though, needs to offer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Individualized Instruction, Pilot Projects
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Bossu, Carina; Brown, Mark; Bull, David – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article explores some of the most well-known Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives worldwide and then reports on OER developments in Australia. It also discusses a current research project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), including its design and methods of data collection and analysis. Although the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Open Education