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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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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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Hoffmann-Dumienski, Kamila – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
Access to information and communication technology (ICT) is becoming an increasingly important factor for education and training in the South Pacific region. While many studies have examined the attitudes and understanding of educators towards using ICT in their profession and for their professional development, studies that specifically deal with…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Semi Structured Interviews, Learning Theories
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Pratt, Keryn – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
This paper reports on a qualitative evaluation of the postgraduate courses offered by distance in one university department. The types and amount of support provided to students was evaluated and compared with Simpson's (2008a) Proactive Motivational Support model (PaMS). While students were largely satisfied with the support they received during…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Qualitative Research, School Support, Educational Resources
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Louwrens, Nathaniel; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
While our understanding of student engagement in the compulsory schooling sector is well developed in face-to-face contexts, the same cannot be said for online and distance learning environments. Indeed, most of what is currently known about online engagement has come from research with older students in tertiary education contexts. This study…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Edmunds, Bronwyn; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
This paper reports on one aspect of a descriptive multiple-case study which set out to explore the role of a learning management system (LMS) in personalising learning for students from the perspective of three teachers in one primary school in New Zealand. The intention was to provide insight into the role the LMS could play in classrooms when…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Interviews
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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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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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Hartnett, Maggie; St. George, Alison; Dron, Jon – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper reports on one aspect of a larger case study that explores the nature of motivation to learn in an online distance environment. The study adopts self-determination theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework and focuses particularly on the underlying concepts of autonomy and competence. These are used to investigate ways in which certain…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Case Studies
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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