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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

October 2014 Volume 15, Number 4

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Number of articles: 21

  1. Education for the Future: New Strategies of Distance Education for the Universities of Eastern Siberia

    Vladimir I. Kirko, Ekaterina V. Malakhova & Nikolay I. Pack

    This article discusses the main trends of global education and educational problems in the Arctic and Siberian regions. The modern labor markets are changing in the Arctic. The modern labor market ... More

    pp. 23-33

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  2. Developing Writing Abilities of EFL Students through Blogging

    Orachorn Kitchakarn

    Due to a rapid development and expansion of technology and, as a result, Web 2.0 technologies are providing both teachers and learners with new solutions to the limitations of traditional method in... More

    pp. 34-47

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  3. A Case Study on Student Satisfaction for Graduates of the German Language Teachers' Blended MA Program of the Hellenic Open University, Classes of 2012 and 2013

    Dimitris Zeppos

    This paper addresses the lack of research into satisfaction assessment of post-graduate students of the Blended Distance Learning Master's Course for Teachers of German as a Foreign Language... More

    pp. 48-74

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  4. Representative Model of the Learning Process in Virtual Spaces Supported by ICT

    José Capacho

    This paper shows the results of research activities for building the representative model of the learning process in virtual spaces (e-Learning). The formal basis of the model are supported in the ... More

    pp. 75-89

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  5. Project Evaluation: Validation of a Scale and Analysis of Its Predictive Capacity

    Rodrigo Fernandes Malaquias & Fernanda Francielle de Oliveira Malaquias

    The objective of this study was to validate a scale for assessment of academic projects. As a complement, we examined its predictive ability by comparing the scores of advised/corrected projects... More

    pp. 90-111

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  6. Learning Styles and Satisfaction in Distance Education

    Darren C. Wu

    Although complex, controversial, and contradicting, learning styles is highly influential. Distance education (DE) has experienced tremendous growth in the last few decades. The popularity of... More

    pp. 112-129

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  7. Teachers' Computer Self-Efficacy and Their Use of Educational Technology

    Vehbi Turel

    This study examined the use of educational technology by primary and subject teachers (i.e. secondary and high school teachers) in a small town in the eastern part of Turkey in the spring of 2012. ... More

    pp. 130-149

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  8. Students' Perception and Behavior of Academic Integrity: A Case Study of a Writing Forum Activity

    Visara Ekahitanond

    The use of online tools such as forum has helped instructors develop courses that are engaging and challenging. However, instructors want to ensure that all students maintain academic integrity... More

    pp. 150-161

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  9. The Role of ICT in Open and Distance Education

    Habibur Rahman

    Open and distance learning is getting more dependent on information and communication technology (ICT) and has been playing an important role in the delivery strategies of distance learning. With... More

    pp. 162-169

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  10. Demanding Need of Growing Technologies in Distance Learning System

    Amtul Hafeez, Aiijaz Ahmed & Noreen Zubia

    In distance education system use of different media enable the learners to start the course of study independently. The appearance of the internet and the expansion of web have now changed distance... More

    pp. 170-180

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  11. Teachers' Experiences in Educational Multi-Media Content Development: The Case of Tanzania's Institute of Adult Education

    Belingtone Eliringia Mariki

    This paper is an academic observation of an Educational Multimedia Content development-training programme funded by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Tanzania. This project focused on skills... More

    pp. 181-188

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  12. Reflective Practice through Journal Writing and Peer Observation: A Case Study

    B Samrajya Lakshmi

    Journal writing and Peer Observation in an educational context have become popular techniques, with several different types of applications. They have now been used quite widely in both language... More

    pp. 189-204

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  13. Building a Global Future through Research and Innovative Practices in Open and Distance Learning

    Sheikh Tariq Mahmood & Azhar Mahmood

    The current study aims to investigate awareness of research students about the concept of plagiarism and to suggest possible ways to avoid it; a descriptive survey study was conducted. The... More

    pp. 217-228

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  14. Students' Performance at Tutorial Online of Social Studies through the Use of Learning Cycle Model

    Mohammad Imam Farisi

    The purpose of the study is to describe student's performance in tutorial online (tuton) of Social Studies through developing the 5Es--Engage Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate-... More

    pp. 229-247

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  15. Effectiveness of M.A. EPM Program Launched Through Distance Education System of Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad

    Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah & Masoor Ahmad

    The study focus the effectiveness of the M.A EPM program launched through distance education system of AIOU. For this purpose the performance of heads of educational institutions with and without M... More

    pp. 248-258

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  16. Forms, Factors and Consequences of Cheating in University Examinations: Insight from Open and Distance Learning Students

    Lebeloane Lazarus Donald Mokula & Nyaumwe Lovemore

    The present study narrated the forms, factors and consequences of cheating in university examinations by UNISA Open and Distance learning students from anecdotal data. The results showed that the... More

    pp. 259-280

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  17. Multivariate Analysis for the Choice and Evasion of the Student in a Higher Educational Institution from Southern of Santa Catarina, in Brazil

    Fernanda Cristina Barbosa Pereira Queiroz, Robert Wayne Samohyl, Jamerson Viegas Queiroz, Nilton Cesar Lima & Gustavo Henrique Silva de Souza

    This paper aims to develop and implement a method to identify the causes of the choice of a course and the reasons for evasion in higher education. This way, we sought to identify the factors that ... More

    pp. 281-301

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  18. Educational Information Quantization for Improving Content Quality in Learning Management Systems

    Alexander Aleksandrovich Rybanov

    The article offers the educational information quantization method for improving content quality in Learning Management Systems. The paper considers questions concerning analysis of quality of... More

    pp. 303-321

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  19. Need Assessment of Inmates of Prisons through Distance Education

    Tahir Aziz, Muhammad Asif Chuadhry, Sumaira Liaquat & Asim Ali

    To meet the educational needs of inmates, educational scholars of the world have attempted numerous strategies and interventions designs to facilitate learning and to improve achievement. The real ... More

    pp. 322-331

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  20. Education of Women and Women's Expectations from Distance Education on the Issues Concerning Them

    Emine Demiray

    The most important factor that enables women to become individuals in society is education. It is also a very crucial part of rectifying the circumstances they are in. Besides formal, mass and... More

    pp. 332-349

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