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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

2010 Volume 2, Number

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Number of articles: 22

  1. Essential, Desirable or Optional? Making Distance E-Learning Courses Available to Those without Internet Access

    Val Hancock

    The Open University, an open distance learning institution, is increasingly using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that requires internet access. This paper investigates how the move to a VLE... More

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  2. Communication between Tutors--Students in DL: A Case Study of the Hellenic Open University

    Anastasiades Panagiotis & Iliadou Chrysoula

    Two-way communication between students and tutors is one of the two key factors contributing to the success of a Distance Learning programme, the other being the complete and well-designed... More

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  3. Attitudes of Face-to-Face and E-Learning Instructors toward "Active Learning"

    David Pundak, Orit Herscovitz & Miri Shacham

    Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning... More

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  4. Higher Education Distance Learning in Portugal--State of the Art and Current Policy Issues

    Abrar Hasan & Wolfram Laaser

    The paper is based on a recent report given to the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education on "Reforming Higher Education Distance Learning in Portugal" (Hasan et. al. 2009)... More

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  5. Impact of Learning Modalities on Academic Success

    Fabien Fenouillet & Jonathan Kaplan

    This study is based on the analysis of academic results of 692 undergraduate and graduate students in two disciplines in a French university who attended their courses using one out of four... More

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  6. How Has Pedagogy Changed in a Digital Age?

    Hayat Al-Khatib

    Education in the twenty-first century is underpinned by theories of inclusion and practices of open and distance learning (Aldrich, 2003; Richards, 2004). New concerns are replacing the traditional... More

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  7. Narrowing the Distance: Using E-Learner Support to Enhance the Student Experience

    Patrick Kelly & Charlotte Stevens

    The United Kingdom Open University has experimented with a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support learners and foster the development of learning communities,... More

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  8. Teaching European Studies Online: The Challenge of Quality Assurance

    Alexandra Mihai

    This paper will be looking into the issue of quality assurance in online learning from the perspective of the e-learning tool developed by the Institute for European Studies in Brussels--the E... More

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  9. Reconsidering Moore's Transactional Distance Theory

    Yiannis Giossos, Maria Koutsouba, Antonis Lionarakis & Kosmas Skavantzos

    One of the core theories of distance education is Michael Graham Moore's "Theory of Transactional Distance" that provides the broad framework of the pedagogy of distance education and allows the... More

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  10. Evaluating Continuous Assessment Quality in Competence-Based Education Online: The Case of the E-Folio

    Alda Pereira, Isolina Oliveira, Luis Tinoca, Lucia Amante, Maria de Jesus Relvas, Maria do Carmo Teixeira Pinto & Darlinda Moreira

    Universidade Aberta (UAb), being a distance teaching university, is particularly suited to tackle some of the recommendations concerning the assurance of accessibility to education expressed in the... More

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  11. The Nexus of Problem-Based Learning and Learning Technology: Does It Enable Transformative Practice?

    Roisin Donnelly

    This paper describes a qualitative study which took place over a two year period with academic staff engaged on a blended Masters programme delivered with the learning environment based around... More

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  12. Implementing a Cost Effectiveness Analyzer for Web-Supported Academic Instruction: A Campus Wide Analysis

    Anat Cohen & Rafi Nachmias

    This paper describes the implementation of a quantitative cost effectiveness analyzer for Web-supported academic instruction that was developed in Tel Aviv University during a long term study. The ... More

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  13. Designing Online Learning Communities: Lessons from Eksisozluk

    Firat Soylu

    Lack of student participation and intrinsic motivation in online learning environments is a challenge to instructional design. There are some online communities which overcome this challenge by... More

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  14. Open Textbooks and Increased Student Access and Outcomes

    Andrew Feldstein, Mirta Martin, Amy Hudson, Kiara Warren, John Hilton & David Wiley

    This study reports findings from a year-long pilot study during which 991 students in 9 core courses in the Virginia State University School of Business replaced traditional textbooks with openly... More

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  15. Web 2.0 and Higher Education: Its Educational Use in the University Environment

    Raul Santiago Campion, Fermin Navaridas Nalda & Antonio Medina Rivilla

    The aim of this study is for the teachers in higher education to provide relative information about the use of the web 2.0 resources within its context and within the framework of the university... More

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  16. Illuminating the Importance of Learning Interaction to Open Distance Learning (ODL) Success: A Qualitative Perspectives of Adult Learners in Perlis, Malaysia

    Hisham Dzakiria

    Open Distance Learning (ODL) provides learners with the greatest possible control over time, place and pace of education. The educational delivery of ODL has improved greatly over the years with... More

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  17. The Freshers' Week Experience in a VLE: Can It Be Achieved?

    Yvette Winnard & Vicki Elliott

    Campus based students are welcomed to our University during the first week of their course, but for students studying by online distance learning (ODL) a comparable mechanism does not exist.... More

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  18. Financial Operations of Distance Education and Campus-Based Education: A Zambian Case

    Anna Bucheba Chakupalesa & Santosh Panda

    Distance education is often hailed as the answer to the worlds problems of educational provision particularly in the developing countries of which African governments are no exception. Distance... More

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  19. Learning Technology through Three Generations of Technology Enhanced Distance Education Pedagogy

    Terry Anderson & Jon Dron

    This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that... More

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  20. Private Cost of Education: A Comparative Study of Distance and Campus-Based University Students in Nigeria

    Felix K. Olakulehin & Santosh K. Panda

    This paper examines the comparative private costs of distance and conventional (classroom-based) university students in Nigeria. A total of 200 subjects comprising students registered for the B.Sc.... More

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