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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

2013 Volume 16, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Motives for Lifelong Learners to Choose Web-Based Courses

    Ron Mahieu & Simon Wolming

    Due to societal changes there is a growing need for distant and adult learning. The reason to participate in education and the choices that students make may differ. In this study the factors age, ... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. The Design and Program Evaluation of a Distributed PBL Curriculum for Training Family Doctors in Brazil

    Jose B. C. Tomaz, Henk T. van der Molen & Silvia Mamede

    Over the past decade Problem-based Learning (PBL) and distance education have been combined as educational approaches in higher education. This combination has been called distributed PBL (dPBL).... More

    pp. 11-26

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  3. Students' Attitudes towards Technology-Enabled Learning: A Change in Learning Patterns? The Case of a Master's Course in Political Science

    Mihai Paunescu

    This article sets to explore the attitudes of higher education students enrolled in a political science programme at Master level towards e-learning facilitated by the introduction of a Moodle... More

    pp. 27-35

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  4. Effectiveness of Personalised Learning Paths on Students Learning Experiences in an e-Learning Environment

    Mohammad Issack Santally & Alain Senteni

    Personalisation of e-learning environments is an interesting research area in which the learning experience of learners is generally believed to be improved when his or her personal learning... More

    pp. 36-52

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  5. Digital Resilience in Higher Education

    Martin Weller & Terry Anderson

    Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected... More

    pp. 53-66

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  6. Disrupting the Implementation Gap with Digital Technology in Healthcare Distance Education: Critical Insights from an e-Mentoring Intensional Network Practitioner Research Project

    Gurmit Singh

    Effective professional distance education is urgently needed to develop a well-trained workforce and improve impact on healthcare. However, distance education initiatives have had mixed results in ... More

    pp. 67-77

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  7. Communication and Social Presence: The Impact on Adult Learners' Emotions in Distance Learning

    Christina Angelaki & Ilias Mavroidis

    The aim of this work is to examine the role of communication and social presence in distance learning environments and their impact on the emotions of adult learners. A study was conducted at the... More

    pp. 78-93

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  8. Enriching Learning for First Year Chemistry Students: Introduction of Adobe Connect

    Erica Smith, Peter Lye, Ben Greatrex, Michelle Taylor & Ieva Stupans

    The study of chemistry is central within science and other associated degrees. At the University of New England in Armidale academics need to provide chemistry teaching in both a distance and the... More

    pp. 94-101

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  9. Rich Media e-Compendiums: A New Tool for Enhanced Learning in Higher Education

    Brynjar Foss, Bjorg F. Oftedal & Atle Lokken

    Electronically supported learning has increasingly been introduced and accepted into the academic community over recent decades, and a variety of new digital learning tools have been developed to... More

    pp. 102-114

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  10. Learning Object Repositories in e-Learning: Challenges for Learners in Saudi Arabia

    Abdullah AlMegren & Siti Zuraiyni Yassin

    The advent of the millennium has seen the introduction of a new paradigm for ICT-enhanced education. Advances in ICT have led to the emergence of learning networks comprising people who want to... More

    pp. 115-130

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  11. High School Open On-Line Courses (HOOC): A Case Study from Italy

    Enrique Canessa & Armando Pisani

    The first implementation of complete high school, open on-line courses (HOOC) aiming to support the training and basic scientific knowledge of young students from the Liceo Ginnasio Dante Alighieri... More

    pp. 131-140

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  12. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) in a Distance Learning Course on Mathematics Applied to Business

    Jose Bidarra & Joao Araujo

    This paper argues that the dominant form of distance learning that is common in most e-learning systems rests on a set of learning devices and environments that may be outdated from the student... More

    pp. 141-152

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