13 novembre 2018

The Impact of the Flipped Classroom Model on Students' Academic Achievement

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe aim of this study is twofold. First, it aims to investigate the impact of the Flipped Classroom (FC) Model on students’ academic achievement. Second, it reveals the students’ opinions about the model itself. For four weeks, the students in the experimental group were taught in a blended learning context where the FC Model was applied, while the lessons in the control group were carried out through traditional blended learning. More...

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Open Educational Practices in Australia: A First-phase National Audit of Higher Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningFor fifteen years, Australian Higher Education has engaged with the openness agenda primarily through the lens of open-access research. Open educational practice (OEP), by contrast, has not been explicitly supported by federal government initiatives, funding, or policy. This has led to an environment that is disconnected, with isolated examples of good practice that have not been transferred beyond local contexts. More...

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Adoption of Sharing and Reuse of Open Resources by Educators in Higher Education Institutions in the Netherlands

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTo find out what is needed to speed up the adoption of open sharing and reuse of learning materials and open online courses in publicly funded Dutch institutions of Higher Education, a qualitative research study was conducted in fall 2016. This study examined issues of willingness of educators and management, barriers and enablers of adoption, and the role of institutional and national policy in the adoption of open sharing and reuse of learning materials and online courses. More...

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Effects of Open Textbook Adoption on Teachers’ Open Practices

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this qualitative study was to understand whether certain theoretical benefits that open educational resources (OER) might have on teacher practice were being realized by a group of secondary teachers using open science textbooks.  In surveys and interviews, teachers were asked to describe their classroom practice before and after adopting an open textbook, including practices relating to openness. More...

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Open Educational Resources: Challenges and Opportunities in Indian Primary Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningEducation is a fundamental human right, yet one fifth of the world’s population lives with poor literacy. India is home to the largest number of illiterate people, with infrastructural, cultural, and socio-economic factors hindering equitable access to quality education. Due to the rapidly growing technology and Internet usage in the country, open educational resources (OER) are increasingly being used as a vital tool to help transcend barriers to child literacy, also aiding in educational attainment. More...

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Differential OER Impacts of Formal and Informal ICTs: Employability of Female Migrant Workers

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningInformation and communication technologies aid marginalized groups in seeking social support, building proximate networks, and improving employment opportunities. However, one key factor that is understudied in the literature is the impact of open education resources (OER) on the employability of marginalized groups. More...

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Understanding Student Engagement in Large-Scale Open Online Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlthough massive open online courses (MOOCs) have attracted much worldwide attention, scholars still understand little about the specific elements that students find engaging in these large open courses. This study offers a new original contribution by using a machine learning classifier to analyze 24,612 reflective sentences posted by 5,884 students, who participated in one or more of 18 highly rated MOOCs. More...

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Social Presence in Massive Open Online Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe capacity to foster interpersonal interactions in massive open online courses (MOOCs) has frequently been contested, particularly when learner interactions are limited to MOOC forums. The establishment of social presence—a perceived sense of somebody being present and “real”—is among the strategies to tackle the challenges of online learning and could be applied in MOOCs. More...

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Grit and Intention: Why Do Learners Complete MOOCs?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn recent years there has been considerable interest in how many learners complete MOOCs, and what factors during usage can predict completion. Others, however, have argued that many learners never intend to complete MOOCs, and take MOOCs for other reasons. More...

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Teaching Massive, Open, Online, Courses (MOOCs): Tales from the Front Line

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVery little research has been conducted about what it is like to teach a MOOC. Given this, a mixed methods study, involving a survey of 186 MOOC instructors and 15 follow-up interviews, was conducted to explore the motivation, experiences, and perceptions of instructors who have taught massive open online courses. More...

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