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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun 03, 2013) pp. 202–227
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a recent addition to the range of online learning options. Since 2008, MOOCs have been run by a variety of public and elite universities, especially in North America. Many academics have taken interest in...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 3 (May 01, 2015) pp. 557–569
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) attract learners with a variety of backgrounds. Engaging them using game development was trialled in a beginner's programming course, “Begin programming: build your first mobile game,” on FutureLearn platform. The ...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 20, No. 2 (2017) pp. 1–16
Open badges are a digital representation of skills or accomplishments recorded in a visual symbol that is embedded with verifiable data and evidence. They are created following a defined open standard, so that they can be shared online. Open badges...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 95–111
Millions of users around the world have registered on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by hundreds of universities (and other organizations) worldwide. Creating and offering these courses costs thousands of pounds. However, at present,...
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 10, No. 1 (May 06, 2014)
The purpose of this paper is to explore the implementation of online learning in distance educational delivery at Yellow Fields University (pseudonymous) in Sri Lanka. The implementation of online distance education at the University included the...
Developing Government Policies for Distance Education: Lessons Learnt from Two Sri Lankan Case Studies
International Review of Education Vol. 60, No. 6 (December 2014) pp. 821–839
Education, especially higher education, is considered vital for maintaining national and individual competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. Following the introduction of its "Free Education Policy" as early as 1947, Sri Lanka is...