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Gyamf, George; Sukseemuang, Panida; Tantiwich, Kornsak; Kaewkong, Pittayatorn – Open Praxis, 2019
This study investigated 350 English as a foreign language (EFL) undergraduate students' use of "Tell Me More" (TMM), a language learning technology, for self-study in a university in the south of Thailand. Two questions guided the study: 1) What were learners' self-study practices with the TMM program? 2) How did learners' self-study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, William H. – Open Praxis, 2019
Transnational education is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field. The Internet has enabled virtually global access to distance education opportunities, however transnational distance students in particular have often been miscategorized, oversimplified, or overlooked in prior research. This literature review synthesizes research and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Global Approach, Demography, Foreign Students
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Brandle, Shawna; Katz, Stacy; Hays, Anne; Beth, Amy; Cooney, Cailean; DiSanto, Jacqueline; Miles, Linda; Morrison, Abigail – Open Praxis, 2019
The results of the first cross-campus survey of student opinions on Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses are in: City University of New York (CUNY) students like their ZTC courses, primarily for the cost savings and ease of access. The survey results yield rich data about how positively students feel about their Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses as…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Student Costs
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Bozkurt, Aras; Akbulut, Yavuz – Open Praxis, 2019
Dropout is a major concern in networked learning practices, however, little is known about the issue within the perspective of cultural contexts. On this basis, cultural context and dropout patterns were examined through a mixed-methods approach in which social network analysis and two-way between-group comparisons (culture vs. dropout) were…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Characteristics, Cultural Context, Online Courses
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Kara, Mehmet; Erdogdu, Fatih; Kokoç, Mehmet; Cagiltay, Kursat – Open Praxis, 2019
Although online distance education provides adult learners with an opportunity for life-long learning, there are still factors challenging them to engage in educational processes. The purpose of this study is to explore the challenges faced by adult learners in online distance education through the analysis of the relevant literature. The articles…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Adult Learning, Barriers
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Cardoso, Paula; Morgado, Lina; Teixeira, António – Open Praxis, 2019
In recent years, the Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) movements have been essential in creating opportunities in all scholarly activities, within the context of higher education. The main purpose of this research was to understand how perceptions and practices of faculty towards OER are related to their perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Educational Resources, Access to Information, Higher Education
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Harold, Sinead; Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2019
"Open" initiatives, which focus on increasing access to education, resources, and research, are often practised by individuals rather than universities. However, universities must now produce openly accessible research to comply with research funding and assessment requirements. To encourage staff participation, universities need to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Open Education, Access to Information
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Usman, Khalid – Open Praxis, 2019
Distance education particularly the IT based distance learning is a fast growing concept in the academic world. The employees working in such distance learning institutions have certain issues that need to be investigated. One important such issue the job satisfaction of employees. Job satisfaction of employees can be investigated through several…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Organizational Culture, Job Satisfaction, Educational Technology
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Firat, Mehmet; Öztürk, Aylin; Günes, Ihsan; Çolak, Esra; Beyaz, Melda; Büyük, Köksal – Open Praxis, 2019
The literature is considerably rich about engagement and academic achievement in the context of open and distance learning. However, there is limited research that investigates these variables with large scale participants. In this regard, the aim of this research was to investigate causal correlations between e-learning engagement time and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Distance Education
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Impedovo, Maria Antonietta; Malik, Sufiana Khatoon – Open Praxis, 2019
International teacher-educator learning supports a more complex vision of teacher professionalism for both developed and developing countries. The aim of this paper is the analysis of Pakistani teacher-educator professional learning after attending an international blended course, considering the impact of online and face-to-face participation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Faculty Development
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Domínguez Figaredo, Daniel; Álvarez Álvarez, José Francisco – Open Praxis, 2019
The main national distance learning universities were launched before the emergence of the Internet. In order to adapt to digital connectivity, these universities had to modify their organizational and methodological procedures. But in recent years important changes have emerged in the field of educational technology, and this has significantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Educational Policy
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Abri, Maimoona Humaid Al; Dabbagh, Nada – Open Praxis, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore students and instructor perceptions of the concept of renewable assignments in the open educational resources (OER) movement. Mixed methods were used, with a combination of a survey and semi-structured interview, administered at George Mason University in the United States. Eleven graduate students enrolled…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Graduate Students
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Atenas, Javiera; Havemann, Leo; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Villar-Onrubia, Daniel; Orlic, Davor – Open Praxis, 2019
This paper reviews a framework to support the co-creation of policies to sustainably foster Open Education. The framework has been derived from a comprehensive review of public and Open Education policy documents and related literature, as well as identification and consideration of contiguous issues in the education landscape that directly impact…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Sustainability
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Kersey, Scott – Open Praxis, 2019
We investigate Open Educational Resources (OER) in post-secondary Calculus with face-to-face instruction using web-based homework in a side-by-side comparison with Closed (Proprietary) Educational Resources (CER). Statistical analyses using multilinear regression models are developed to demonstrate several significant effects, to within a…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, College Mathematics, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Ganapathi, Janani – Open Praxis, 2019
Sustainability is a fundamental requirement to ensure long-term viability of open educational resource (OER) initiatives. To afford technology upgrades and author costs, most of the existing initiatives are heavily reliant on continued funding; limiting OER models to invest in commissioned works. User-generated resources come as a solution to this…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Users (Information), Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
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