Category Archives: Online distance learning

The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning

In April 2015, FutureLearn invited people around the world to share their top study tips with us, to create The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning. We asked them why they start and continue to learn; how they organise their study and … Continue reading

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Quality Models in Online and Open Education around the Globe

The global Higher Educational landscape is in a period of dramatic change. Although it is too early to say whether these changes will be disruptive, revolutionary or merely evolutionary, a significant driver of change has been the dramatic rise in … Continue reading

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Motives for Lifelong Learners to Choose Web‐based Courses

Due to societal changes there is a growing need for distant and adult learning. The reason to participate in education and the choices that students make may differ. In this study the factors age, gender, rate of studies and parenthood … Continue reading

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Skillshare – to learn and teach

Our mission is to transform education by empowering teaching and democratizing learning. Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. This … Continue reading

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Stanford expands free, online information technology course offerings

New online courses set to start in January 2012 include Software as a Service and Computer Science 101, as well as primers on entrepreneurship. Be sure to check out Stanford’s iTunes U as well. A couple of months back, we … Continue reading

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Examining motivation in online distance learning environments: Complex, multifaceted and situation-dependent

Existing research into motivation in online environments has tended to use one of two approaches. The first adopts a trait-like model that views motivation as a relatively stable, personal characteristic of the learner. Research from this perspective has contributed to … Continue reading

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