Asian Association of Open Universities Journal: Volume 16 Issue 3 , Open Access


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The role of extra-curricular activities in increasing student engagement

Saba Munir, Muhammad Zaheer

The first objective of this study is to review the mechanism of conducting extra-curricular activities (ECAs) in the open and distance learning (ODL) setting. To achieve this…


Going virtual with practical chemistry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: significance, constraints and implications for future

Lahiru A. Wijenayaka, Sithy S. Iqbal

Although technology is a defining characteristic of distance education, assessment of the applicability of such resources in knowledge dissemination is greatly warranted to ensure…


Mental health of undergraduate distance learners: a cross-sectional study

Gayani P. Gamage, H.M.Chulani J. Herath

Mental health is as important as physical health and new university entrants report high prevalence of depression. In open and distance learning (ODL), students must manage both…


Practices of poverty alleviation by open and distance education: a case report from the Open University of China

Chuanjin Ju, Songyan Hou, Dandan Shao, Zhijun Zhang, Zhangli Yu

The purpose of this report is to demonstrate open and distance education (ODE) can support poverty alleviation. Taking the practices of the Open University of China (the OUC) as…

Trialling micro-learning design to increase engagement in online courses

Chris Kossen, Chia-Yi Ooi

This paper reports on how micro-learning design principles are being trialled in an Australian and a Malaysian university to make online courses more accessible and attractive…


School teachers’ perception and challenges towards online teaching during COVID-19 pandemic in India: an econometric analysis

Tuba Kamal, Asheref Illiyan

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted catastrophically every sector of the economy throughout the world. And, the education sector is not leftover from the…


Effectiveness of customer social participation for academic purposes: a case of informal WhatsApp groups

A.A.I. Lakmali, Nalin Abeysekera, D.A.C. Suranga Silva

Customer social participation (CSP) is a new phenomenon that has emerged with the evolution of social media. Current literature designates customer participation in social media…

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