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A Connectivist Perspective of the Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching in Higher Education

Pamela Cowan
2013 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
A mixed methods approach is used to survey teacher educators in three jurisdictions in the UK who have made the transition to online teaching, followed by focus group and individual interviews to triangulate  ...  Existing research shows a slow transition to online education by many university teaching staff.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Grateful thanks are extended to the Higher Education Academy for Education (ESCalate) in UK for funding this research.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v8i1.2346 fatcat:6i5ncxfkovaqtofaugqnfclqcy

Threading the Discussion: A Model to Examine the Quality of Posts in an Online Learning Environment

Nancy Maynes, Blaine E. Hatt
2014 Teaching and Learning  
The design of online learning courses offered in a teacher education program and with post-graduate degrees in education varies greatly by course focus, instructor experience, and availability of suitable  ...  This paper provides and overview of a model for online learning, as derived from recent research and proposes a framework for examining two aspects of online discussion threads that may be posted by student  ...  The drop-out rates in online learning are higher than in face-to-face environments, primarily because of the physical separation of participants (Senior, 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.26522/tl.v8i1.427 fatcat:5k3grleqlfd5hnbkiwlylrcla4

Online Instructor Development: A COOL story

Nick Baker, Freer John, Fujita Nobuko, Higgison Alicia, Lubrick Mark, Sabourin Brandon, Sylvester Jane, Van Wyk Paula
2020 Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching  
This paper explores the development of a flexible, free, online certificate program built on open educational resources to support instructors transitioning to online and non-traditional teaching modes  ...  We describe the challenges learners had to overcome to engage in the program and how, in doing so, they were able to embrace constructivist and connectivist approaches.  ...  the professional development needs of instructors teaching in a variety of higher education settings.  ... 
doi:10.22329/celt.v13i0.6011 fatcat:g7q4ydalnza6tnpj3es6itqq5m

The Disruptive Power of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Richard Hannis Ansah, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Ogechukwu Vincentia Ezeh, Tan Seng Teck, Shahryar Sorooshian
2020 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
While MOOCs (Massive open online courses) have ignited debate in both academics and practical spheres of learning, there seem to be an absence of integrated approach for ethical conduct, as well as for  ...  This article is expected to shed light on the complexities of the MOOCs system as well as to support the development of an ethical and unified discipline, in which all MOOCs developers and institutions  ...  CONFLICT OF INTEREST The authors declare no conflict of interest. AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS RHA and OVE wrote the first draft and TST and SS have improved and edited the work.  ... 
doi:10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.1.1337 fatcat:sk2u22cq6bchjgq3sakheuud4e

IRRODL Volume 15, Number 2

Various Authors
2014 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
In contrast, Marty, focuses on monetizing distance education, with fieldwork analyzing the cultural evolution of a French educational institution from a "public good" mandate to a commercial orientation  ...  Wang et al. provide us with a case study of mobile learning using cloud computing in a higher education institution. The notes sections include a critique of MOOCs by V.  ...  Acknowledgement We would like to acknowledge the following persons for their willingness to provide the  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v15i2.1892 fatcat:j6oqe6pqcveyvhdozaizigu47q


2022 Revista de Pedagogie  
The theory of instructional design has progressively developed, marking the transition from a traditional prescriptive, normative meaning to a modern one, based on various approaches that are opposed to  ...  We started from some of the explanatory models of technology-based instruction and, in the second part of the study, we designed a didactic activity.  ...  From the teacher's perspective, as a designer of the instructional activities, it is necessary to include the Web in the design.  ... 
doi:10.26755/revped/2022.1/83 fatcat:caf5zfhppzcmvodvzfx52bcocu

IRRODL Volume 12, Number 3; Special Issue: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning

Various Authors
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
It does so by reporting on part of a research project conducted in New Zealand on teachers' online professional learning in a university graduate diploma program on ICT education.  ...  It provides insights into the applicability of connectivist concepts for developing online pedagogies to promote socially networked learning and for emphasising the role of the learner in defining their  ...  Acknowledgements The author is grateful to Gráinne Conole for our discussions of some of the ideas in this paper and also to all members of the Digital Dialogue Game ( and EC MATURE  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i3.1113 fatcat:voef3p22arbbtg3yd6lby7ubry

A Taxonomy of Massive Open Online Courses

Olga Pilli, Wilfried Admiraal
2016 Contemporary Educational Technology  
In SPOCs, a small group of students collaborate (online or face-to-face) with teachers.  ...  And each on-campus doctoral student enrolled in the HOOC was required to prepare a lesson and teach it to the online students.  ... 
doi:10.30935/cedtech/6174 fatcat:czrn23kf4nbpbdfi6k2yovdd6q

Learners' Perceived Self-Efficacy, Engagement, and Satisfaction in Online Learning of Accounting and Auditing University Students

Huong Thi Giap, Binh Thi Thanh Vu, Quynh Thi Tran, Huyen Hai Nguyen
2022 Vietnam Journal of Education  
These findings contribute to the existing literature and practice that provide a framework for higher education to propose appropriate solutions to promote online learning or blended learning.  ...  The results of the SEM analysis show a significant positive influence of online students' perceived self-efficacy on their engagement in learning and on the satisfaction of students majoring in accounting  ...  The research results are an essential framework for accounting and auditing higher education institutions to have appropriate solutions in developing online learning in the future.  ... 
doi:10.52296/vje.2022.200 fatcat:4yiww7j6pbcyheevtqyblsgese

Learning by MOOC or by crook

Richard F Heller
2014 Medical Journal of Australia  
The consensus is that MOOCs do not immediately threaten the continuation of traditional Higher Education in campus universities offering face-to-face teaching.  ...  Meyer acknowledges MOOCs as a game changer in higher education, but notes the dearth of evidence from educators about the experience of teaching one, and sets out to describe the teaching experience, based  ... 
doi:10.5694/mja14.00129 pmid:24580509 fatcat:yy3usziaqfdhbpap2sbuljothi

Enhancing the Student Experience: Integrating MOOCs into Campus-Based Modules [chapter]

Nicholas Fair, University of Southampton, Manuel León-Urrutia, University of Southampton
2019 Trends and good practices in research and teaching. A Spanish-English collaboration  
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are continuing to expand in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).  ...  To address this research gap, this paper reports on a socio-technical intervention in which 46 undergraduates on the Online Social Networks module at the University of Southampton also had the Learning  ...  This way, feedback will be addressed in response to those students who reported not being interested in participating in the open MOOC discussion forum.  ... 
doi:10.36006/16184-08 fatcat:wod2cjmpo5dczbepnfuek6g3ym

Education and Social Development Current Pedagogical Trends

2019 DEStech Transactions on Social Science Education and Human Science  
The aim of this study is to investigate the role of education on social development in order to understand the dynamic relationship between these two concepts.  ...  Primary emphasis was placed on raising social responsibility on the part of educators and institutions to raise awareness of the socioeconomic and ethical inequalities issues in the new generations of  ...  Also, a quarter of humanity (1.6 billion people) live without electricity. How can they ever benefit from the availability of online courses? Poverty is the primary barrier to access to education.  ... 
doi:10.12783/dtssehs/icesd2019/28060 fatcat:3tncr3xuvveorfbsjddt42ign4


Oksana Babelyuk, Maria Malanyuk, Iwona Wiraszka, Andrii Galaidin
2021 Polonia University Scientific Journal  
This paper discusses the innovative and interesting methods of teaching English. There are variety of teaching methods ranging from traditional to modern.  ...  Everyone has their own perspective and conclusions about teaching English as a foreign language.  ...  . & Trede, F. (2013) Reflective practice in the transition phase from university student to novice graduate: implications for teaching reflective practice.  ... 
doi:10.23856/4402 fatcat:ykn6yvfij5dwfh2dnkxs35emfu

IRRODL Volume 13, Number 1

Various Authors
2012 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Research Notes: Sometimes we get submissions that will likely be of interest to the distance education community but that do not provide the rigour or completeness of a full research article.  ...  Open data initiatives abound, allowing citizens access to government data and the capacity to manipulate, display, track, and mash data from a wide variety of public and private sources.  ...  Acknowledgements The study reported on in this paper was made possible by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i1.1195 doaj:a648449befe1442ebfeec0328b282dcb fatcat:frgh7vilurfydh3cmzomz6se5y

Smart learning environments, and not so smart learning environments: a systems view

Jon Dron
2018 Smart Learning Environments  
I go on to consider smartness as an emergent attribute arising out of the interplay of structural and dynamic elements in a learning environment, the most significant of which (especially in an online  ...  Our online learning environments have often replicated and even magnified such stupidity, mainly through focusing on the contingent trappings of in-person teaching rather than the problems that those trappings  ...  Acknowledgements I wish to thank Athabasca University for providing me with the time and flexibility to write this paper. Author's contributions Entire paper.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40561-018-0075-9 fatcat:7mkq7v77t5g7jotesbappm4fda
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