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Open Praxis

Nov 26, 2015 Volume 7, Number 4

Editors

Inés Gil-Jaurena

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Challenges to the Doctoral Journey: a Case of Female Doctoral Students from Ethiopia

    Asamenew Bireda, University of South Africa

    This study aimed to investigate some challenges female doctoral students experience in their doctoral journey. The study used a qualitative design and structured interviews. The theoretical... More

    pp. 287-297

  2. Recognising Informal Elearning with Digital Badging: Evidence for a Sustainable Business Model

    Patrina Law, The Open University

    Digital badging as a trend in education is now recognised. It offers a way to reward and motivate, providing evidence of skills and achievements. Badged Open Courses (BOCs) were piloted by The Open... More

    pp. 299-310

  3. Growth and Development of Distance Education in India and China: A Study on Policy Perspectives

    Ashok Gaba, Indira Gandhi National Open University; Wei Li, Open University of China

    India and China are two fast growing economies of the world and need large skill based manpower to sustain the economic growth. The existing formal higher educational system in these countries will... More

    pp. 311-323

  4. Validating Student Satisfaction Related to Persistence, Academic Performance, Retention and Career Advancement within ODL Perspectives

    Maximus Sembiring, Universitas Terbuka Indonesia

    Student satisfaction associated with persistence, academic performance, retention, and its relations to career advancement were examined. It was aimed at measuring service quality (Servqual)... More

    pp. 325-337

  5. From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design

    Shironica Karunanayaka, The Open University of Sri Lanka; Som Naidu, Monash University, Australia; JCN Rajendra & HUW Ratnayake, The Open University of Sri Lanka

    Like any other educational resource, the integration of OER in teaching and learning requires careful thought and support for the teaching staff. The Faculty of Education at the Open University of ... More

    pp. 339-350

  6. The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

    Martin Weller, Bea de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Beck Pitt & Patrick McAndrew, Institute of Educational Technology Open University

    The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OER, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This paper explores the findings relating to... More

    pp. 351-361

  7. Teaching Strategies to Promote Immediacy in Online Graduate Courses

    Manuel Flores Fahara, Tecnologico de Monterrey; Armida Lozano Castro, Tecnolgico de Monterrey

    The present study is the result of the research question: How do teachers promote immediacy through interaction with their students in online graduate courses? Research was carried out at... More

    pp. 363-376

  8. Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Towards Transversal Skills and Global Citizenship

    Javiera Atenas, University College London, Department of Management Science and Innovation; Leo Havemann, Birkbeck, University of London; Ernesto Priego

    Open Data is the name given to datasets which have been generated by international organisations, governments, NGOs and academic researchers, and made freely available online and openly-licensed.... More

    pp. 377-389