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Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 39, No. 8 (2014) pp. 987–1001
Many higher educational institutions and academic staff are still sceptical about the validity and reliability of student evaluation questionnaires, in particular when these evaluations are completed online. One month after a university-wide...
Analysing 157 learning designs using learning analytic approaches as a means to evaluate the impact of pedagogical decision making
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 5 (September 2016) pp. 981–992
Educators need to change their practice to adapt to a shifting educational context. By visualising learning design decisions, this article highlights the need to capture educators' “tacit” knowledge relating to course material, activity types and...
Open Learning Vol. 31, No. 3 (2016) pp. 233–244
The focus on quality improvements by institutions for better online and blended teaching can be delivered in different ways. This article reports on the implementation of this process and the approaches taken first, in terms of the design of new...
Industry and Higher Education Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2009) pp. 285–292
The authors investigate the relationship between student learning choices and learning styles in the use of an innovative learning environment for statistics. For teaching introductory statistics to first-year students in economics and business,...
The effects of online professional development on higher education teachers' beliefs and intentions towards learning facilitation and technology
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 122–131
An important development in higher education is the increased learning possibilities brought by ICT. Many academics seem reluctant to embrace technology. An online teacher training program was followed by 73 academics from nine higher educational...
A Dynamic Analysis of Why Learners Develop a Preference for Autonomous Learners in Computer-Mediated Communication
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 5 (2014) pp. 631–648
A large number of studies in CMC have assessed how social interaction, processes and learning outcomes are intertwined. The present research explores how the degree of self-determination of learners, that is the motivational orientation of a learner,...
Why Increased Social Presence through Web Videoconferencing Does Not Automatically Lead to Improved Learning
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 1 (2014) pp. 31–45
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model provides a well-researched theoretical framework to understand how learners and teachers interact and learn together in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Most CoI research focuses on asynchronous...
Industry and Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 5 (October 2006) pp. 327–336
This paper is based on experiences with remedial online learning from a national collaboration initiative in the Netherlands involving the University of Amsterdam, Erasmus Rotterdam University and Maastricht University (www.web-spijkeren.nl). The...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 19, No. 5 (Nov 27, 2018)
The importance of teachers in online learning is widely acknowledged to effectively support and stimulate learners. With the increasing availability of learning analytics data, online teachers might be able to use learning analytics dashboards to...
Analytics in Online and Offline Language Learning Environments: The Role of Learning Design to Understand Student Online Engagement
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 31, No. 3 (2018) pp. 273–293
Language education has a rich history of research and scholarship focusing on the effectiveness of learning activities and the impact these have on student behaviour and outcomes. One of the basic assumptions in foreign language pedagogy and CALL in ...
Industry and Higher Education Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2009) pp. 301–309
The potential of information technology to facilitate collaboration in education has grown considerably in recent years. The use of Web videoconferencing, whereby learners in an online classroom can simultaneously collaborate using audiovisual...
Mike Sharples; Anne Adams; Rebecca Ferguson; Mark Gaved; Patrick McAndrew; Bart Rienties; Martin Weller; Denise Whitelock
(2014) pp. 1–37
The third in a series of reports exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but...
Why Some Teachers Easily Learn to Use a New Virtual Learning Environment: A Technology Acceptance Perspective
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 3 (2016) pp. 539–552
After a decade of virtual learning environments (VLEs) in higher education, many teachers still use only a minimum of its affordances. This study looked at how academic staff interacted with a new and unknown VLE in order to understand how...
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 3 (November 2012) pp. 893–906
Recent findings from research into Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) have indicated that not all learners are able to successfully learn in online collaborative settings. Given that most online settings are characterised by minimal...
A Review of the Role of Information Communication Technology and Course Design in Transitional Education Practices
Bart Rienties; Wolter Kaper; Katrien Struyven; Dirk Tempelaar; Leendert van Gastel; Sanne Vrancken; Magdalena Jasinska; Egle Virgailaite-Meckauskaite
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 20, No. 6 (2012) pp. 563–581
An increasing number of higher educational institutes are offering remedial, bridging, preparatory or transitional courses in a blended and online format to remediate and enhance students' knowledge and skills. This article addresses how teachers...
Annemiek Wieland; Natasa Brouwer; Wolter Kaper; Maaike van Leijen; Andre Heck; Bert ten Boske; Bart Rienties; Dirk Tempelaar
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1503–1508
From 2004 – 2006 three Dutch universities, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University joined forces in dealing with national mathematical deficiency problems among first-year students. Their aims were to...
Bart Rienties; Natasa Brouwer; Katerina Bohle Carbonell; Danielle Townsend; Anne-Petra Rozendal; Janneke van der Loo; Peter Dekker; Simon Lygo-Baker
European Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 36, No. 4 (2013) pp. 480–495
Higher education institutions should provide adequate training for teachers in order to increase their awareness of the complex interplay between technology, pedagogy and the cognitive knowledge in their disciplines. However, research has shown that ...