26 février 2016

Francophonie : l’AUF et la CPU de concert pour « mettre en place une véritable stratégie francophone »

Avec 822 établissements universitaires répartis dans plus de cent pays, l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF) dispose d’un vaste réseau pour promouvoir la francophonie dans le monde. Depuis janvier 2016, Jean-Paul de Gaudemar est le nouveau recteur de l’Agence. Interviewé avec Jacques Comby, président de l’université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3 et président de la commission des relations internationales et européennes à la CPU, Jean-Paul de Gaudemar dresse les contours de sa nouvelle mission et insiste sur le rôle primordial joué par la CPU dans la mise en place de synergies entre les différents réseaux universitaires. Voir l'article...

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Globalizing Flexible Work in Universities: Socio-technical dilemmas in internationalizing education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWe engage with and respond to the debate raised by this theme issue of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning with a particular question in mind: namely, as universities are using new labor displacing technologies to export degrees to meet the international demand for higher education, how is this influencing – negatively and positively – the workers involved? Contemporary transitions in political and economic globalization are being used to press universities into becoming ‘transnational businesses,’ seemingly driven by a primary concern for marketing educational commodities. More...

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Central Queensland University's Course Management Systems: Accelerator or brake in engaging change?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningCentral Queensland University (CQU) is a highly complex institution, combining campuses in Central Queensland and distance education programs for Australian domestic students with Australian metropolitan sites for international students and a number of overseas centres, also for international students. In common with many other universities, CQU has recently reviewed its course management systems (CMSs). In doing so, CQU has signalled its desired strategic position in managing its online learning provision for the foreseeable future. More...

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Using Integrated Enterprise Systems to Achieve Strategic Goals: A case study of a dual mode university

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSince 1999, the University of Southern Queensland has embarked on a range of initiatives designed to improve the infrastructure and systems used to support its widely ranging activities in teaching and learning and research and its expansion into new international markets. This has involved the careful selection and implementation of various enterprise systems, together with the use of horizontal process teams. More...

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Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Benchmarking

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningManaging quality processes become critically important for higher education institutions generally, but especially for institutions involved in open and distance learning. In Australia, managers of centers responsible for open and distance learning have identified two frameworks that potentially offer ways of conceiving of the application of quality processes: the Quality Framework published in Inglis, Ling, and Joosten (1999); and the Benchmarking Framework published in McKinnon, Walker, and Davis (2000). However, managers who have been considering applying one or other framework within their institutional contexts have had to face the issue of how they should choose between, or combine the use, of these frameworks. More...

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Quality Assurance, Open and Distance Learning, and Australian Universities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen and distance education has integrated quality assurance processes since its inception. Recently, the increased use of distance teaching systems, technologies, and pedagogies by universities without a distance education heritage has enabled them to provide flexible learning opportunities. They have done this in addition to, or instead of, face-to-face instruction, yet the practice of quality assurance processes as a fundamental component of distance education provision has not necessarily followed these changes. More...

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Markets, Distance Education, and Australian Higher Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe paper argues that the Australian university system is unstable. There will be significant change as government implements its reform agenda and even more radical change if it moves to new deregulation. The role of distance education in university education needs to be analyzed against this "market" agenda of government in terms of characteristics of markets and market behavior. More...

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Middle-Out Approaches to Reform of University Teaching and Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn recent years, Australian universities have been driven by a diversity of external forces, including funding cuts, massification of higher education, and changing student demographics, to reform their relationship with students and improve teaching and learning, particularly for those studying off-campus or part-time. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 6, No 1 (2005)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Guest Editors' Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Strategic Enterprises Down Under
Jeanne McConachie, Patrick Alan Danaher

Research Articles

Rick Cummings, Rob Phillips, Rhondda Tilbrook, Kate Lowe
Ted Nunan
Ian C. Reid
Alistair Inglis
Alan Smith
Jeanne McConachie, Patrick Alan Danaher, Jo Luck, David Jones
Michael Singh, Jinghe Han

Research Notes

Andrew R. Brown, Bradley D. Voltz

Book Notes

Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning
Zane L. Berge
Online Education Using Learning Objects
Sanjaya Mishra

Technical Notes

Contrasting LMS Marketing Approaches
Brain Carriere, Carl Challborn, James Moore, Theodorus Nibourg
Open Source Software: Fully featured vs. "the devil you know"?
Michael Hotrum, Brian Ludwig, Jon Baggaley
Breaking Down the LMS Walls
Michael Hotrum
Conferencing Tools and the Productivity Paradox
Theodorus Nibourg
CanCore in Canada and Around the World
Norm Friesen

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 6, Number 1

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Selecting Research Areas and Research Design Approaches in Distance Education: Process Issues

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this paper is to study the process used for selecting research areas and methodological approaches in distance education in India. Experts from the field of distance education in India were interviewed at length, with the aim of collecting qualitative data on opinions on process-issues for selecting areas for research, research design, and appropriate methodological approaches in distance education. More...

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