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Relationships between online motivation, participation and achievement: More complex than you might think
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 16, No. 1 (2012) pp. 28–41
With the increasing importance and rapid growth of online courses, diversification of the student population, and the growing concern over retention rates, exploration of learner online participation and possible relationships with motivation and...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jun 29, 2015) pp. 27–44
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...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 21, No. 2 (Nov 27, 2017) pp. 1–3
Change and more change. This editorial, like the last, notes several changes happening within the Journal and in the wider context of open, flexible, and distance learning. A quick look at some of the social commentary on change provides the...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 22, No. 1 (Aug 23, 2018) pp. 1–5
Digital fluency affects us all \u2013 as our world becomes more online, our skills to be able to navigate in this world may determine how well we participate, contribute and succeed. In this Editorial we look at the Digital Technologies Hangarau...
What are the influences on teacher mobile technology self-efficacy within secondary school classrooms?
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 20, No. 2 (Nov 17, 2016) pp. 79–93
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...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (Aug 14, 2014) pp. 11–29
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 primary school teachers. The...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 85–100
This article presents a description of the design of a learning environment focussed on topical scientific issues in an online and distance education setting. The subject area, genetic modification (GM), is a controversial and complex subject, of...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 1 (2011) pp. 1–16
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...
Examining motivation in online distance learning environments: Complex, multifaceted and situation-dependent
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 6 (Sep 22, 2011) pp. 20–38
Existing research into motivation in online environments has tended to use one of two approaches. The first adopts a trait-like model that views motivation as a relatively stable, personal characteristic of the learner. Research from this...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 31–53
With the increasing ubiquity of new technologies, many claims are being made about their potential to transform tertiary education. In order for this transformation to be realized, however, a range of issues needs to be addressed. Research evidence...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (Aug 25, 2016) pp. 1–7
Although the potential to increase equitable access to education is threatened by economic and technical developments, the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is working to address these threats. This editorial describes actions over the ...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jul 01, 2017) pp. 1–6
The times they are a-changin\u2019. It\u2019s a prophetic song, and one that\u2019s been around long enough to attest to times that are always changing, as very little stands still for long. In this Editorial there are many changes noted, including...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 22, No. 2 (Dec 13, 2018) pp. 1–9
This editorial of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL) provides an overview of the FLANZ2018 biennial conference held at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 9–11 April, 2018. The conference theme, From Inception...