01 mars 2016

Going the Distance: Towards a new professionalism for full-time distance education faculty at the University of the Philippines

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSeveral constraints influence the formation of a professional identity by full-time distance education faculty at the University of the Philippines. One of these is the marginalisation of distance education (DE) in the academy as a consequence of DE’s identification with low status disciplines, as well as with developments in higher education that are undermining traditional academic identities. More...

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Persistence in University Continuing Education Online Classes

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study presents persistence and attrition data from two years of data collection. Over the eight quarters studied, the persistence rate in online courses was 79 percent. The persistence rate for similar onground courses was 84 percent. More...

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Cross-Cultural Delivery of e-Learning Programmes: Perspectives from Hong Kong

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe growing popularity of e-learning may pose one of the greatest challenges currently facing traditional educational institutions. The questions often asked are how, rather than whether, to embrace this new form of instructional delivery and how to create an appropriate learning environment for the learners. Educational institutions in Hong Kong have the option of adopting programmes or learning materials developed in other parts of the world for local learners, or not. More...

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Incorporating Screencasts In Online Teaching

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningDespite success in teaching the class ‘Organization of Information in a School Library Media Center’ (EDCI 545) online, one component continued to be a problem for students, the Dewey Decimal Classification System. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 8, No 3 (2007)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Heather Kanuka

Research Articles

Andrew Lap-sang Wong
Jia Frydenberg
Patricia Arinto
Gary Long, Karen Vignare, Raychel P. Rappold, James R. Mallory
Mimi Miyoung Lee, Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Curtis J. Bonk
Guohua Pan, Curtis J. Bonk
Iain S. Macdonald, Mark Bullen, Robert Kozak
David Annand
Rajni Chand

Research Notes

Ambe-Uva Terhemba Nom
Paul Breen
Elaine Peterson

Book Notes

Book Review – Good Video Games + Good Learning: Collected essays on video games, learning and literacy
Sharon Stoerger
Book Review – The Virtual University – Models and Messages: Lessons from case studies
Denis Mayer


Research Results from BC’s Connected Learner’s Technology Projects
Elizabeth Childs, Lara Jongedijk
Taking Action Learning Online in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life
Lindy McKeown
Toward a Unified Theory of Instruction in the Cognitive Domain
Paul Gorsky
Measuring the link between technology and transactional distance in Distance Education
Phillip Potts, Denis Tanguay
Towards the Personalised Learning Environment: Reality versus rhetoric
Steven Warburton
Using Third Generation Activity Theory and Contradictions to Analyse Qualitative Data
Elizabeth Murphy, Maria Rodriguez Manzanares
Online Graduate Study of Health Care Learners' Perceptions of Instructional Immediacy
Sherri Melrose
Lessons learned in researching virtual schools: The Newfoundland and Labrador experience
Michael Barbour

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 8, Number 3

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Setting the New Standard with Mobile Computing in Online Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMobile learning represents exciting new frontiers in education and pedagogy. With its "wearable" computing feature and multimedia content delivery, mobile learning offers new benefits to instructors and learners. How do mobile technologies impact our teaching and learning in traditional education? What are the possibilities for m-learning in the various disciplines such as history or English studies? To illustrate these possibilities, this paper presents an application that combines the innovative learning model for mobile learning with an established literature class. More...

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Integrating Mobile Learning into Nomadic Education Programme in Nigeria: Issues and perspectives

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe establishment of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) in Nigeria in 1989 created a wider opportunity for the estimated population of 9.3 million nomads in Nigeria to acquire literacy skills. The coming of the Commission arose due to the massive illiteracy figure of the pastoral nomads and migrant fishermen put at 0.02% and 2.0% (Federal Ministry of Education, 2003; UNESCO, 1998) respectively. More...

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m-Learning: Positioning educators for a mobile, connected future

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMobile learning is variously viewed as a fad, a threat, and an answer to the learning needs of time-poor mobile workers, so does it have a place in delivering ‘mainstream’ learning? Based on a 2005 comparative research project, commissioned by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, the paper reports on research into web-based information about the use of mobile technologies for commerce and learning, which was then tested through 29 interviews with manufacturers of mobile devices, businesses and education providers. More...

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Instant Messaging for Creating Interactive and Collaborative m-Learning Environments

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning'Instant Messaging' (IM) and 'Presence,' which is essentially the ability of being able to detect if other users are logged in on the network and send them messages in real time, has become one of the most popular applications of the Internet, causing people to want to stay connected to the Internet for inordinate amounts of time, a phenomena that also fosters a sense of "online community," that perhaps no other application has done previously (Alvestrand, 2002). More...

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The Growth of m-Learning and the Growth of Mobile Computing: Parallel developments

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningmLearning is made possible by the existence and application of mobile hardware and networking technology. By exploring the capabilities of these technologies, it is possible to construct a picture of how different components of mLearning can be implemented. More...

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