26 février 2016

WashingtonOnline Virtual Campus: Infusing Culture in Dispersed Web-Based Higher Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningStarted in 1997, WashingtonOnline Virtual Campus (WAOL) consists of a consortium of 34 community colleges around Washington State to provide asynchronous online learning. WAOL bears many of the features of a loosely coupled organization with its geographically dispersed frontline instructors, fragmented external environment, modularity of courses and supervision, and its use of enhanced leadership and technology to communicate a culture. More...

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A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-Based Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSupporting quality learning in online discussion forums is an intricate task, particularly for e-tutors aspiring to facilitate vigorous interactive learning environments. I argue that the key to successful online discussion forums is the ability of e-tutors to provide learners with feedback well informed in the meaning making and knowledge advancement processes emanating from learner interactions. More...

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Blended Learning and Sense of Community: A Comparative Analysis with Traditional and Fully Online Graduate Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningBlended learning is a hybrid of classroom and online learning that includes some of the conveniences of online courses without the complete loss of face-to-face contact. The present study used a causal-comparative design to examine the relationship of sense of community between traditional classroom, blended, and fully online higher education learning environments. More...

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The Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Online Learning in a Blended Learning Context

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study reviewed the distance education and self-regulation literatures to identify learner self-regulation skills predictive of academic success in a blended education context. Five self-regulatory attributes were judged likely to be predictive of academic performance: intrinsic goal orientation, self-efficacy for learning and performance, time and study environment management, help seeking, and Internet self-efficacy. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 5, No 2 (2004)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Research Articles

Editorial - Something Old, Something New
Terry Anderson
Richard Lynch, Myron Dembo
Alfred P. Rovai, Hope Jordan
Reviewer Commentary on Rovai and Jordan
Dan Eastmond
Authors' Response to Eastmond's Commentary
Alfred P. Rovai, Hope Jordan
Mary Allan
Shalin Hai-Jew
Robert H. Woods, Jason D. Baker

Research Notes

Muain Jamlan
Citlalli Berruecos
Christos Pierrakeas, Michalis Xeno, Christos Panagiotakopoulos, Dimitris Vergidis

Book Notes

Advancing Online Learning in Asia
Insung Jung
Distance Education and Distributed Learning
Ramesh Sharma

Technical Notes

Internet Audio Products (3/ 3)
Linda Schwartz, Adrienne De Schutter, Patricia Fahrni, Jim Rudolph
Using Internet Audio to Enhance Online Accessibility
Linda Schwartz
Evaluating Digital Authoring Tools
Russ Wilde
Growing Virtual Communities
Debbie Garber
Synchronous Conferencing by a Community Advocacy Group
Patricia Fahrni

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 5, Number 2
 
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Distance Learning for Teacher Training in Brazil

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningProformação is a distance teacher certification course aimed at providing training to 27,000 uncertified teachers in 15 Brazilian states. This innovative program organizes human and technical resources for delivering distance education in a cost-effective manner. More...

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Broadband: A Solution for Rural e-Learning?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online courses. It also considers more informal kinds of learning that broadband facilitates in rural areas. More...

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Open-Distance Education as a Mechanism for Sustainable Development: Reflections on the Nigerian Experience

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article examines open-distance learning in Nigeria and the role it plays in personal, community, and national development. Following consultation with existing literature, a qualitative survey was conducted using questionnaires, interviews, and participatory experience. Although particular emphasis was paid to the Nigerian context, the findings in this article may be regarded as reflective distance education experiences elsewhere in Africa. More...

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Tutoring Large Numbers: An Unmet Challenge

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen and distance learning (ODL) is increasingly being regarded as a viable policy option for developing countries with limited educational resources for buildings, books and trained teachers, seeking to increase accessibility for large numbers of learners in education and training opportunities. Advocates of ODL as an appropriate solution to development issues tend to emphasise the hardware and software (curricula, materials and media of instruction and delivery, and especially ICTs) rather than the learning support needed (See, for example, World Bank, 2002). More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 5, No 1 (2004)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Low Cost Distance Education Strategies: the use of appropriate information and communication technologies
Thomas Hülsmann

Research Articles

Helen Lentell, Jennifer O'Rourke
Rashid Aderinoye, Kester Ojokheta
Robin Mason, Frank Rennie
Alvana Maria Bof

Research Notes

Interim Report: A Case Study of Internet-Based Distance Education Program Development in Vietnam
Ramona R. Materi, Patrick J. Fahy

Book Notes

Reusing Online Resources: A sustainable approach to e-learning
Sanjaya Mishra
The future of learning: From eLearning to mLearning
Murugan Krishnapillai
Reflections on Teaching and Learning in an Online Master Program: A Case Study
Dianne Conrad

Technical Notes

Best Practices in Online Conference Moderation
Adrienne De Schutter, Patricia Fahrni, Jim Rudolph
Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria
Linda Schwartz, Sharon Clark, Mary Cossarin, Jim Rudolph
Speak2Me: Using Synchronous Audio for ESL Teaching in Taiwan
Deborah K. LaPointe, Katherine R.B. Greysen, Kerrin A. Barrett
Integrated Learning Management Systems
Sharon Clark, Mary Cossarin, Harry Doxsee, Linda Schwartz
Vendor-Assisted Evaluation of a Learning Management System
Patricia Fahrni, Jim Rudolph, Adrienne De Schutter

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 5, Number 1
 
1-126

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