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A Contribution to the Hellenic Open University: Evaluation of the pedagogical practices and the use of ICT on distance education

  • Gerasimos Koustourakis University of Patras
  • Chris Panagiotakopoulos University of Patras
  • Dimitris Vergidis University of Patras
Keywords: Hellenic Open University, pedagogical practices, distance education, ICT

Abstract

This study examines a) the methods used to structure the pedagogy necessary to underpin distance education delivery used by the Hellenic Open University (HOU); b) the adoption of pedagogical and epistemological conceptual systems HOU uses for the development of its pedagogical practices; and c) the role of information and communication technology (ICT), and the degree of ICTs incorporation into distance education delivery at HOU. This study shows that: a) in terms of providing rigorous course contents, strong framing exists between HOU’s various learning modules; b) in terms of pedagogical practices, there is a strong hierarchical relationship and framing between HOU’s academic staff and tutors, while conversely, framing is weaker between its tutors and students; c) in terms of ICT usage HOU, in general, uses technology for administration, while conversely, and depending on the program of study, it currently only has limited use for student learning.
Published
2008-06-30
How to Cite
Koustourakis, G., Panagiotakopoulos, C., & Vergidis, D. (2008). A Contribution to the Hellenic Open University: Evaluation of the pedagogical practices and the use of ICT on distance education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v9i2.424
Section
Research Articles