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Do Students' Approaches to Learning Affect Their Perceptions of Using Computing and Information Technology?
Journal of Educational Media Vol. 27, No. 1 (2002) pp. 41–53
Discusses the use of communication and information technology (C&IT) in higher education in the United Kingdom and describes research that examined student perceptions of using C&IT for a virtual seminar series in psychology. Identified student...
Open Praxis Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 13, 2016) pp. 143–149
The Open University (OU) makes a proportion of all its taught modules available to the public via OpenLearn each year. This process involves the modification, of module excerpts, showcasing subject matter and teaching approach. This activity serves...
Evaluating Electronic Resources: Personal Development Planning Resources at the Open University, a Case Study
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 32, No. 5 (October 2007) pp. 515–526
This paper discusses the evaluation of Web-based tools to support Personal Development Planning (PDP) in order to illustrate issues associated with the introduction and assessment of the effectiveness of online resources. The aims of the evaluation...
Computers & Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2002) pp. 127–36
Teaching staff and academic researchers tend to cite the reasons for introducing computer supported collaborative learning in pedagogic terms, plus the need to provide transferable skills. The focus of this paper is the current demands on teaching...
Perceptions of Academic Quality and Approaches to Studying among Disabled and Nondisabled Students in Distance Education
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 35, No. 5 (August 2010) pp. 593–607
There is little systematic evidence on the experience of disabled students in higher education. In this study, equal numbers of disabled and nondisabled students taking courses with the UK Open University were surveyed with regard to their...
Scaffolding Students: Suggestions on How to Equip Students with the Necessary Study Skills for Studying in a Blended Learning Environment
Journal of Educational Media Vol. 29, No. 2 (July 2004) pp. 85–96
In this paper we consider the implications of moving from a paper-based delivery of study support materials to electronic delivery. The paper is based on telephone interviews with 60 students who had received a range of study support materials from...
Embedding Accessibility and Usability: Considerations for E-Learning Research and Development Projects
Association for Learning Technology Journal Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 231–245
This paper makes the case that if e-learning research and development projects are to be successfully adopted in real-world teaching and learning contexts, then they must effectively address accessibility and usability issues; and that these need to ...
Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 419–441
Questionnaire responses of 457 students and 602 tutors were used to investigate conceptions of a "good tutor." In each case, factor analysis identified scales that reflected key constructs; cluster analysis identified subgroups with different...
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (February 2007) pp. 1–20
The experiences of students taking the same course by distance learning were compared when tutorial support was provided conventionally (using limited face-to-face sessions with some contact by telephone and email) or online (using a combination of...
Journal of Educational Media Vol. 29, No. 2 (July 2004) pp. 125–137
The paper gives a brief overview of the use of digital video in distance education, the background to The Open University's Digital Video Applications (DiVA) Project, the contexts in which the Digital Video Library system is being used and some...