Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

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Effects of using mobile devices on English listening diversity and speaking for EFL elementary students

This study designed learning activities supported by a mobile learning system for students to develop listening and speaking skills in English as a foreign language (EFL). How students perceive learning activities and a mobile learning system were examined in this study. Additionally, how different practices relate to students’ language proficiency was also explored. It was […]

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An investigation of faculty perspectives on barriers, incentives, and benefits of the OER movement in Turkey

The purpose of this survey study is to investigate faculty’s perceptions of the main incentives, barriers, and benefits to publishing their course materials for free within the open educational resources (OER) movement. Data were collected from an online survey of 1,637 faculty from 56 universities in Turkey. Results showed that even though the majority of […]

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Towards a more effective model for distance education

What is the most effective model for academic distance education, given that drop-out numbers in traditional distance education institutions are too high and the demands from the various stakeholders are changing? In this paper this question is answered from the perspective of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL). The OUNL has planned to redesign […]

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Download: Asian Association of Open Universities Journal Vol. 9 September 2014

VOL. 9, NO. 1, SEPTEMBER 2014 CONTENTS Mastering New Information through facebook and discussion forum: A Comparative Analysis Nantha Kumar Subramaniam and Maheswari Kandasamy A Study of Relationship between Learning Styles of Students and Instructional Inputs of Teacher Education Programme of IGNOU Pravat Kumar Sahoo and Subhash Chandra How flexible do students prefer their learning […]

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Studying Research Collaboration Patterns via Co-authorship Analysis in the Field of TeL: The Case of Educational Technology & Society Journal

Research collaboration is studied in different research areas, so as to provide useful insights on how researchers combine existing distributed scientific knowledge and transform it into new knowledge. Commonly used metrics for measuring research collaborative activity include, among others, the co-authored publications (concerned with who works with whom) and the citations (concerned with who cites […]

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Pilot Program of Online Learning in Three Small High Schools: Considerations of Learning Styles

 This case study was conducted in three schools in Maine, United States. The goal of this qualitative research was two-fold: to describe the process used by a small educational consortium as it initiated formal online education, and to view this experience through the lens of students’ preferred learning styles. The United States does not have […]

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Social media, Collaboration and Social Learning … a Case‑study of Foreign Language Learning

Social media has created new possibilities for digitally native students to engage, interact and collaborate in learning tasks that foster learning processes and the overall learning experience. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, this article discusses experiences and challenges of using a social media-enhanced collaborative learning environment in case-based teaching of foreign languages. Based on […]

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Improving Learning in a Traditional, Large-Scale Science Module with a Simple and Efficient Learning Design

This article presents the experiences and results of using a simple learning design for transforming a traditional, large-scale, face-to-face science module in calculus into blended learning where all face-to-face lectures were replaced by webcasts and online activities. The article presents the impact on teaching and learning in terms of how the teacher and the students […]

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Students’ perceived challenges in an online collaborative learning environment: A case of higher learning institutions in Nairobi, Kenya

Earlier forms of distance education were characterized by minimal social interaction like correspondence, television, video and radio. However, the World Wide Web (WWW) and online learning introduced the opportunity for much more social interaction, particularly among learners, and this has been further made possible through social media in Web 2.0. The increased availability of collaborative […]

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Online instruction, e-learning, and student satisfaction: A three year study

This article presents the results of a three-year study of graduate and undergraduate students’ level of satisfaction with online instruction at one university. The study expands on earlier research into student satisfaction with e-learning. Researchers conducted a series of surveys over eight academic terms. Five hundred and fifty-three students participated in the study. Responses were […]