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Distance Education

2013 Volume 34, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Professional Development for Online University Teaching

    Janet Gregory & Gilly Salmon

    Almost every higher education institution is challenged to develop increasing numbers of staff to teach online or blended modes of learning. The process needs to be rapid, cost-effective and lead... More

    pp. 256-270

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  2. Achievement Goals and Approaches to Studying: Evidence from Adult Learners in Distance Education

    Richard Remedios & John T. E. Richardson

    Achievement goals predict learning in children and young adults, but it is unclear whether they apply to older adults and how they are related to approaches to studying. An online survey examined... More

    pp. 271-289

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  3. Self-Regulation in Online Learning

    Moon-Heum Cho & Demei Shen

    The purpose of this study was to examine the role of goal orientation and academic self-efficacy in student achievement mediated by effort regulation, metacognitive regulation, and interaction... More

    pp. 290-301

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  4. Students' Characteristics, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology Self-Efficacy, and Course Outcomes in Online Learning

    Chih-Hsuan Wang, David M. Shannon & Margaret E. Ross

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among students' characteristics, self-regulated learning, technology self-efficacy, and course outcomes in online learning settings.... More

    pp. 302-323

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  5. Effects of Feedback on Collaborative Writing in an Online Learning Environment

    Teresa Guasch, Anna Espasa, Ibis M. Alvarez & Paul A. Kirschner

    The need for supporting student writing has received much attention in writing research. One specific type of support is feedback--including peer feedback--on the writing process. Despite the... More

    pp. 324-338

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  6. Teaching Gender Studies via Open and Distance Learning in South Africa

    Jessica Murray, Deirdre Byrne & Leandra Koenig-Visagie

    The University of South Africa (UNISA) has recently redesigned its honors degree in Gender Studies. The course design team members have been mindful of three key factors while redesigning this... More

    pp. 339-352

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  7. Establishing an Online Community of Inquiry at the Distance Education Centre, Victoria

    Luke C. Jackson, Alun C. Jackson & Dianne Chambers

    This pilot intervention focused on three courses that were redesigned to utilize the online environment to establish an online community of inquiry (CoI). The setting for this research study was... More

    pp. 353-367

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  8. MOOC Rampant

    Jon Baggaley

    In 2012-2013, the massive open online course (MOOC) approach has been accepted by universities around the world, and outsourcing companies have been launched to provide the infrastructure for it.... More

    pp. 368-378

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  9. The "Dissertation Marathon" in Doctoral Distance Education

    M Gregory Tweedie, Sheila Clark, Robert C. Johnson & D William Kay

    Participation in "communities of practice" is often depicted as a central feature of various theoretical understandings of the social nature of learning. How are such communities of... More

    pp. 379-390

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