29 février 2016

Identifying Sources of Difference in Reliability in Content Analysis

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports on a case study which identifies and illustrates sources of difference in agreement in relation to reliability in a context of quantitative content analysis of a transcript of an online asynchronous discussion (OAD). More...

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Selected Topics from a Matched Study between a Face-to-face section and a Real-time Online section of a University Course

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTwo sections of an interpersonal skills building university course were observed for the purposes of this matched study. The face-to-face (F2F) section was in a classroom on the Concordia University campus in Montreal, Canada, while the non-turn-taking real-time online section used a Web application, LBD eClassroom© designed specifically for highly interactive large size classes and meetings. More...

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Navigating Distance and Traditional Higher Education: Online faculty experiences

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe academic culture of higher educational institutions is characterized by specific pedagogical philosophies, assumptions about rewards and incentives, and values about how teaching is delivered. In many academic settings, however, the field of distance education has been viewed as holding marginal status. More...

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Structure, Content, Delivery, Service, and Outcomes: Quality e-Learning in higher education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper addresses the need for quality e-Learning experiences. We used the Demand-Driven Learning Model (MacDonald, Stodel, Farres, Breithaupt, and Gabriel, 2001) to evaluate an online Masters in Education course. Multiple data collection methods were used to understand the experiences of stakeholders in this case study: the learners, design team, and facilitators. More...

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Increasing Access to Higher Education: A study of the diffusion of online teaching among 913 college faculty

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOnline learning environments provide an unprecedented opportunity to increase student access to higher education. Accomplishing this much needed goal requires the active participation and cooperation of university faculty from a broad spectrum of institutional settings. Although online learning has seen rapid growth in recent years, it remains a relatively small percentage of the entire curriculum of higher education today. More...

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An Assessment of the Academic Achievement of Students in Two Modes of Part-time Programme in Nigeria

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study analyses the academic achievement of students enrolled in part-times studies at on-campus and outreach centres at three dual-mode Nigerian universities, during the 1996/97 to 1998/ 99 academic years. Research subjects in this study were examination and record officers employed by on-campus and outreach institutions. More...

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Unions blame each other for university woes

Academic and non-teaching staff unions at the University of Mauritius, the country’s biggest higher education institution, have expressed their mutual distrust in interviews with L’Express of Port Louis, which reported that the university was in chaos. Read more...

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International meeting debates UNESCO History of Africa

UNESCO is strongly committed to using its General History of Africa project in teaching in African Union countries to highlight the continent’s common heritage, said Angola’s Science and Technology Minister Maria Cândida Teixeira Pereira at the close of UNESCO’s fourth international scientific council meeting on the ninth volume of the publication. Read more...

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University agrees to return painting stolen by Nazis

The University of Oklahoma has agreed to return a painting that the Nazis stole from a French family during World War II, a lawyer and university officials said last week in announcing a settlement of a drawn-out dispute over the artwork's ownership, writes Daniel C Houston for Associated Press. Read more...

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Universities in Scottish north bear brunt of cuts

A bombshell funding deal has left north and north-east universities bearing the brunt of sweeping cuts to higher education. Last week opposition politicians lashed out at the Scottish National Party over the cuts, saying they would leave Scottish education in the “Dark Ages”, writes Andrew Liddle for The Press and Journal. Read more...

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