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Distance Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (1989) pp. 64–82
Describes research conducted at the United Kingdom's Open University that examined the motivation, experience, and performance of undergraduate students aged 60 and over. Older Open University students are compared with the rest of the student body...
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Vol. 88 (2000) pp. 17–26
The Open University's services for learners in open and distance education include advice, guidance, and study support. Some services are provided via information and communication technologies, but their successful use demands attention to learner...
Open Learning Vol. 27, No. 2 (2012) pp. 137–148
How do open and distance learning institutions review and renew themselves to ensure their continued fitness for purpose? Here we report on the work of a change team in the UK Open University, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning created ...
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...
Open Learning Vol. 22, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 149–157
Open, distance and elearning institutions of higher education often face ethical issues relating to their distinctive mission, especially where the core role is to open educational opportunities to under-represented groups while maintaining academic ...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 2 (2010)
The United Kingdom Open University has experimented with a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support learners and foster the development of learning communities, including online resources, email, e-messages, SMS messaging,...
Comparing Peer-to-Peer and Individual Learning: Teaching Basic Computer Skills to Disadvantaged Adults
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2016) pp. 1–15
Peer-to-peer (P2P) learning within two distinct groups of disadvantaged adults was studied during a two-hour computer skills workshop. Of interest was whether or not P2P learning with this population was a viable method for increasing performance...
Indian Journal of Open Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (2005) pp. 225–234
Abstract: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a significant role in learner support services in distance education, and in this case, the Open University (UK). This paper reviews the development in recent years of ICTs to provide...
Barbara J. Dray; Patrick R. Lowenthal; Melissa J. Miszkiewicz; Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo; Kelly Marczynski
Distance Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (2011) pp. 29–47
Given the continued growth in online learning as well as reports of high attrition rates in it, understanding student readiness for online learning is necessary. Over the years several surveys have been developed to assess student readiness as a...
Evaluating the Treatment Fidelity of Parents Who Conduct In-Home Functional Communication Training with Coaching via Telehealth
Alyssa N. Suess; Patrick W. Romani; David P. Wacker; Shannon M. Dyson; Jennifer L. Kuhle; John F. Lee; Scott D. Lindgren; Todd G. Kopelman; Kelly E. Pelzel; Debra B. Waldron
Journal of Behavioral Education Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 34–59
We conducted a retrospective, descriptive evaluation of the fidelity with which parents of three children with autism spectrum disorders conducted functional communication training (FCT) in their homes. All training was provided to the parents via...