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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

2014 Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Design and Development of a Self-Assessment Tool and Investigating its Effectiveness for E-Learning

    Manisha Domun & Goonesh K. Bahadur

    One of the most effective tools in e-learning is the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) and research has shown that students need to accurately assess their own performance thus improving their learning.... More

    pp. 1-25

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  2. Transactional Distance among Open University Students: How Does it Affect the Learning Process?

    Amanda Kassandrinou, Christina Angelaki & Ilias Mavroidis

    This study examines the presence of transactional distance among students, the factors affecting it, as well as the way it influences the learning process of students in a blended distance learning... More

    pp. 26-42

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  3. An Exploratory Study of Emotional Affordance of a Massive Open Online Course

    Jeremy C. Y. Cheng

    This exploratory study examines emotional affordance of a massive open online course (MOOC). Postings in a discussion forum of a MOOC in computer science are analysed following a research design... More

    pp. 43-55

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  4. A Preliminary Exploration of Operating Models of Second Cycle/Research Led Open Education Involving Industry Collaboration

    Ulf Olsson

    Scientists from five Swedish universities were interviewed about open second cycle education. Research groups and scientists collaborate closely with industry, and the selection of scientists for... More

    pp. 76-92

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  5. Intercultural Blended Design Considerations: A Case Study of a Nordic-Baltic Course in Autism Intervention

    Annika Kack, Lise Roll-Pettersson, Shahla S. Alai-Rosales, Kari Hoium, Sirkku Mannikko-Barbutiu & Uno G. H. Fors

    Specialized educational programs previously unavailable to many students are now accessible to students spread throughout the world. In particular, this globalization presents new opportunities and... More

    pp. 93-107

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  6. Connecting Multiple Intelligences through Open and Distance Learning: Going towards a Collective Intelligence?

    Leandro Mauricio Medeiros Vieira, Marcos Ferasso & Christine da Silva Schröeder

    This theoretical essay is a learning approach reflexion on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the possibilities provided by the education model known as open and distance... More

    pp. 108-117

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  7. Predicting Dropout Student: An Application of Data Mining Methods in an Online Education Program

    Erman Yukselturk, Serhat Ozekes & Yalin Kilic Turel

    This study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online... More

    pp. 118-133

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  8. Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaboration: Case of an International e-Learning Project

    Elif Toprak & Evrim Genc-Kumtepe

    Communication is an indispensable part of international cooperation and it requires managing different cultures. Being prepared to see and understand different values, trying to understand... More

    pp. 134-146

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  9. Learners' Perceptions on the Structure and Usefulness of E-Resources for the Thesis Courses

    Naghmeh Aghaee, Henrik Hansson, Matti Tedre & Ulrika Drougge

    The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education is a way to facilitate interaction and accessing information for learning in higher education. However, finding a set of... More

    pp. 154-171

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  10. Nigerian Students' Perceptions and Cultural Meaning Construction Regarding Academic Integrity in the Online International Classroom

    Annamaria Szilagyi

    By presenting perceptions of Nigerian students enrolled in the online international postgraduate programmes of the University of Liverpool regarding academic integrity, this paper aims to explore... More

    pp. 172-189

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  11. The Temporal Perspective in Higher Education Learners: Comparisons between Online and Onsite Learning

    Margarida Romero & Mireia Usart

    Higher Education increases flexibility with online learning solutions. Nevertheless, dropout rates in online university are large. Among the reasons, one aspect deserving further study is students&... More

    pp. 190-209

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  12. Engineering College Lecturers Reluctance to Adopt Online Courses

    David Pundak & Yoav Dvir

    The paper investigates difficulties involved in integrating online courses in academic colleges. Despite their growing prevalence in Israel and worldwide there are still no online courses offered... More

    pp. 210-226

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  13. Knowledge and Creativity in Digital Society

    Riccardo Fragnito & Maria Annarumma

    This work deals with the topic of creativity understood as a complex path carried out along all lifetime and that cannot be attributable to the mere accumulation of concepts. The changing social... More

    pp. 227-237

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