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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Volume 18, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Research Trends in Turkish Distance Education: A Content Analysis of Dissertations, 1986-2014

    Aras Bozkurt, Evrim Genc Kumtepe, Alper Tolga Kumtepe, Irem Erdem Aydin, Müjgan Bozkaya & Cengiz Hakan Aydin

    This paper presents a content analytic approach on doctoral dissertations in the field of distance education in Turkish Higher Education context from the years of 1986 through 2014. A total of 61... More

    pp. 1-21

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  2. Attitudinal Factors Affecting Wiki Group Collaboration for English Writing

    Chwen Jen Chen, Kee Man Chuah, Jimmy Tho & Chee Siong Teh

    Wikis, being one of the popular Web 2.0 tools, have impacted students' engagement and performance particularly in the aspects of second and foreign language learning. While an increasing number of ... More

    pp. 22-36

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  3. Emotions Experienced by Learners and Their Development through Communication with the Tutor-Counsellor

    Michail Kalogiannakis & Sotiris Touvlatzis

    The effective communication between the learners and the tutor-counsellor has been proved to significantly promote the positive emotions, reduce the negative ones and reinforce the learners'... More

    pp. 36-48

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  4. Who Are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling Non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources

    Robert Farrow, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rebecca Pitt & Martin Weller

    Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the... More

    pp. 50-74

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  5. A Learning Analytics Methodology for Detecting Sentiment in Student Fora: A Case Study in Distance Education

    Vasileios Kagklis, Anthi Karatrantou, Maria Tantoula, Chris T. Panagiotakopoulos & Vassilios S. Verykios

    Online fora have become not only one of the most popular communication tools in e-learning environments, but also one of the key factors of the learning process, especially in distance learning, as... More

    pp. 74-94

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  6. Massive Open Online Courses and Economic Sustainability

    Tharindu R. Liyanagunawardena, Karsten O. Lundqvist & Shirley A. Williams

    Millions of users around the world have registered on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by hundreds of universities (and other organizations) worldwide. Creating and offering these... More

    pp. 95-111

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  7. The Development of Distance Education Systems in Turkey, the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia

    Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Yasar Kondakci, Svenja Bedenlier, Uthman Alturki, Ahmed Aldraiweesh & Diana Püplichhuysen

    In many countries, "open and distance education" is perceived as a way to meet the growing need for higher education. This paper explores the development of online and distance education ... More

    pp. 112-128

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