Open Praxis 7:3 Published on EdITLib

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An OER Online Course Remixing Experience

Brenda Mallinson & Greig Krull
This paper describes the authors’ experience of remixing two existing OER courses to provide an OER course for a particular purpose and context. The developing country target environment is stated … More

A Case Study of Scholars’ Open and Sharing Practices

George Veletsianos
Although the open scholarship movement has successfully captured the attention and interest of higher education stakeholders, researchers currently lack an understanding of the degree to which open scholarship is enacted … More

Temoa: An Open Educational Resources Portal to seek, investigate and inquire

Marcela Gmez Zermeo & Lorena Alemn de la Garza
Temoa is a distributor of knowledge that provides a multilingual public catalog of collections of Open Educational Resources (OER). Temoa seeks to support the educational community to find the resources … More

Open Government Partnership as a Platform for Advancing Open Education Policy

Jan Gondol & Nicole Allen
An exciting new avenue for establishing and expanding national commitments to open education has emerged through the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from … More

Effective web videoconferencing for proctoring online oral exams: a case study at scale in Brazil

Alexandra Okada, Peter Scott & Murilo Mendona
The challenging of assessing formal and informal online learning at scale includes various issues. Many universities who are now promoting “Massive Online Open Courses” (MOOC), for instance, focus on relatively … More

Critical Discourse Analysis of Moderated Discussion Board of Virtual University of Pakistan

Ayesha Perveen
The paper critically evaluated the discursive practices on the Moderated Discussion Board (MDB) of Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP). The paramount objective of the study was to conduct a critical … More

Introduction to Open Praxis volume 7 issue 3

Ins Gil-Jaurena
This issue of Open Praxis includes six papers presenting research or innovative practices in the field of open, distance and flexible education. More

Open Praxis, volume 7 issue 3

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Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) 4:2 Published on EdITLib

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Integration processes of a Romanian group in a Huelva village through family life stories

Antonia Diaz Reales & Ignacio Aguaded-Gmez
This paper examines the integration of Romanian immigrants in Lucena del Puerto (Huelva, Spain) through the life stories of two families of Romanian origin. The experiences of the groups presented … More

Online tutoring procedure for research project supervision: management, organization and key elements

Antnia Dardes Mesquida & Adolfina Prez
Research project tutoring appears as a crucial element for teaching; it is a planned action based on the relationship between a tutor and a student. This paper presents the findings … More

Inclusive education in schools in rural areas

J Callado Moreno, M Molina Jan, Eufrasio Prez Navo & Javier Rodrguez Moreno
Since Spain decided to embark on the development of inclusive schooling, studies have taken place to see if the inclusive principle is being developed satisfactorily. Inclusive schooling implies that all … More

La formacin permanente en competencia digital docente y la mejora de la calidad del centro educativo desde la perspectiva de los docentes: un estudio de caso

Merc Cervera & Jos Cantabrana
La sociedad del s. XXI demanda sistemas educativos flexibles y con capacidad de adaptacin constante, capaces de hacer frente a las necesidades formativas, en forma de competencias, propias de un … More

School organization and the mobilization of teachers and students in the use of a new general secondary education curriculum in East Timor

Ana Capelo & Isabel Cabrita
Given that reforms involving how to deal with the past are extremely difficult, especially when the past involves memories of victimization, death, and destruction so widespread that a high percentage … More

Virtual worlds and social and educational inclusion: case study at Secondary Education Institute Cal Gravat

Linda Castaeda Quintero, Mara Romn Garca & Ramn Barlam Aspasch
This article presents a case study with the goal of becoming familiar with and understanding the incorporation of one virtual learning world –Espurnik- in a curricular diversification classroom with students … More

Early Childhood Student Teachers’ Observation and Experimentation of Creative Practices as a Design Processes

Janaina de Oliveira & Eliana Gallardo-Echenique
In this paper, we address the guidance of student teachers in initial training in schools as an invaluable opportunity to raise creative learning awareness. The objective of this present research … More

The Impact of a Cooperative Learning Program on the Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Language in Fourth Grade Students and its Relation to Cognitive Style

Mery Vega-Vaca & Christian Hederich-Martnez
This study is expected to determine the impact of a program based on the cooperative learning methodology. This, in comparison to a traditional learning situation in both mathematics and language … More

Itinerarios de aprendizaje flexibles basados en mapas conceptuales

Olga Agudelo & Jesus Salinas Ibez
Se estudia el uso de itinerarios de aprendizaje basados en mapas conceptuales como una propuesta para un diseo instruccional ms flexible que potencie el aprendizaje y se centre en el … More

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 31:4 Published on EdITLib

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Students' usability evaluation of a Web-based tutorial program for college biology problem solving

H.S. Kim, L. Prevost & P.P. Lemons
The understanding of core concepts and processes of science in solving problems is important to successful learning in biology. We have designed and developed a Web-based, self-directed tutorial program, , … More

The challenge of promoting algorithmic thinking of both sciences- and humanities-oriented learners

Z. Katai
The research results we present in this paper reveal that properly calibrated e-learning tools have potential to effectively promote the algorithmic thinking of both science-oriented and humanities-oriented students. After students … More

Using wikis and collaborative learning for science teachers' professional development

Y‐H. Chen, S‐J. Jang & P‐J. Chen
Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students and teachers; however, … More

A flowchart-based intelligent tutoring system for improving problem-solving skills of novice programmers

D. Hooshyar, R.B. Ahmad, M. Yousefi, F.D. Yusop & S.‐J. Horng
Intelligent tutoring and personalization are considered as the two most important factors in the research of learning systems and environments. An effective tool that can be used to improve problem-solving … More

The effectiveness of a computer-assisted math learning program

K. De Witte, C. Haelermans & N. Rogge
Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) programs are considered as a way to improve learning outcomes of students. However, little is known on the schools who implement such programs as well as on … More

Effects of abstract and concrete simulation elements on science learning

T. Jaakkola & K. Veermans
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with … More

Online system adoption and K-12 academic outcomes

R. Kimmons
This study seeks to understand the relationship between K-12 online system adoption (e.g., Blackboard, Edmodo, WordPress) and school-level academic achievement ratings. Utilizing a novel approach to data collection via website … More

International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) 8:2 Published on EdITLib

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The Construction of Personal Learning Networks to Support Non-Formal Workplace Learning of Training Professionals

Christin Manning
Workers in the 21st century workplace are faced with rapid and constant developments that place a heavy demand on them to continually learn beyond what the Human Resources and Training … More

Engineering Education in an Industrial Context

Thomas Hagenreiner, Grazia Engelmann & Peter Khler
Learning is a lifelong process, which may not end at the transition from school to work. To exploit modern software systems used in design engineering, in order to increase efficiency … More

Staff and Students Views on Industry-University Collaboration in Engineering

Sivachandran Chandraseakaran, Guy Littlefair & Alex Stojcevski
The university-learning environment in engineering is not sufficient for students to become engineers. The practical role of engineering is working on real world problems in an industry environment. Industry-university collaboration … More

Teaching Staff’s and Students’ Initial Perceptions and Satisfaction With Teaching and Learning via the Blackboard LMS

Norah Al-Malki, Abdul AbdulKarim & Fouad Shoie Alallah
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the degree of teaching staff’s and Students’ satisfaction with the teaching and learning experience via the Blackboard ™ Learning Management System (LMS), … More

A Socratic E-Learning Approach

Mikael Snaprud & Gerd Helmikstl
Using questions to elaborate knowledge, is widely used in learning today. In this position paper we argue that there are new benefits to reap from using ICT in a learning … More

Integrating Social Knowledge and Collaboration Tools into Dispersed Product Development

Richard Evans, James Gao, Nick Martin & Clive Simmonds
Employee collaboration and knowledge sharing is vital for manufacturing organisations wishing to be successful in an ever-changing global market place; Product Development (PD) teams, in particular, rely heavily on these … More

Motivating Course Completion in Executive Development

David Foster
An innovative online approach to executive development is described. The approach utilizes asynchronous and synchronous elements, required submission of assignments, and other features resembling those of online college courses. Design … More

Keep It Simple: Challenges, Solutions, and Best Practices for Global eLearning Initiatives

Kristen Giovanis
Creating effective global eLearning initiatives requires strategic planning and process development to avoid mistakes that can turn off global learners. In order to successfully implement a global training program in … More

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie 41:2 Published on EdITLib

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Prevailing Lexical-stylistic Features in Emirati Language Learners’ Digital Discourse | Caractéristiques lexicales stylistiques dominantes dans le discours numérique des apprenants en langue émirienne

Tsoghik Grigoryan
Predicting the future path of the digital classroom discourse is twofold. Today’s language classroom is undergoing an irreversible revolution and one of the most powerful drivers of this transformation is … More

Student perceptions and lessons learned from flipping a masters level public health course | Perceptions des étudiants et leçons tirées d’une classe inversée pour un cours de maîtrise en santé environnementale et professionnelle

Lindsay Galway, Barbara Berry & Timothy Takaro
The flipped classroom instructional model has emerged as an alternative to conventional lecture-based teaching that has dominated higher education for decades. In 2013, a cohort of graduate-level public health students … More

Learning Designs using Flipped Classroom Instruction | Conception d’apprentissage à l’aide de l’instruction en classe inversée

Amber Mazur, Barbara Brown & Michele Jacobsen
The flipped classroom is an instructional model that leverages technology-enhanced instruction outside of class time in order to maximize student engagement and learning during class time. As part of an … More

Implementing Game Design in School: A Working Example | Mise en œuvre de la conception de jeu à l’école : un exemple pratique

Dani Herro
This case uses a worked or “working example” model (Gee, 2010), documenting the implementation of a novel game design curriculum in the United States. Created by an Instructional Technology Administrator … More

Does Simulator Sickness Impair Learning Decision Making While Driving a Police Vehicle? | Le mal du simulateur: un frein à l’apprentissage de la prise de décision en conduite d’un véhicule de police?

Eve Paquette & Danielle-Claude Blanger
The use of driving simulators is an innovation for police training in Quebec. There are some issues related to their impact on training objectives. This article presents the results of … More