01 mars 2016

Mobile Distance Learning with PDAs: Development and testing of pedagogical and system solutions

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe article discusses basic teaching-learning philosophies and experiences from the development and testing of mobile learning integrated with the online distance education system at NKI (Norwegian Knowledge Institute) Distance Education. More...

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Defining, Discussing and Evaluating Mobile Learning: The moving finger writes and having writ

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSince the start of the current millennium, experience and expertise in the development and delivery of mobile learning have blossomed and a community of practice has evolved that is distinct from the established communities of 'tethered' e-Learning. This community is currently visible mainly through dedicated international conference series, of which MLEARN is the most prestigious, rather than through any dedicated journals. So far, these forms of development and delivery have focussed on short-term small-scale pilots and trials in the developed countries of Europe, North America, and the Pacific Rim, and there is a taxonomy emerging from these pilots and trials that suggests tacit and pragmatic conceptualisations of mobile learning. More...

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Mobile Usability in Educational Contexts: What have we learnt?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe successful development of mobile learning is dependent on human factors in the use of new mobile and wireless technologies. The majority of mobile learning activity continues to take place on devices that were not designed with educational applications in mind, and usability issues are often reported. The paper reflects on progress in approaches to usability and on recent developments, with particular reference to usability findings reported in studies of mobile learning. More...

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The World-Wide Inaccessible Web, Part 2: Internet routes

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAdditional data for the follow-up study were collected in China. Using a ‘traceroute’ routine, the study indicates that webpage loading time is linked to the complexity of the Internet routes between Web users and the host server. It is indicated that distance educators can apply such information in the design of improved online delivery and mirror sites, notably in areas of the developing world which currently lack an effective infrastructure for online education. More...

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The World-Wide Inaccessible Web, Part 1: Browsing

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTwo studies are reported, comparing the browser loading times of webpages created using common Web development techniques. The loading speeds were estimated in 12 Asian countries by members of the PANdora network, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to conduct collaborative research in the development of effective distance education (DE) practices. An online survey tool with stopwatch-type counter was used. Responses were obtained from Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 8, No 2 (2007)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVol 8, No 2 (2007) - Special Issue - Mobile Learning

Table of Contents


Guest Editorial - Mobile Learning
Mohamed Ally

Research Articles

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
John Traxler
Torstein Rekkedal, Aleksander Dye
Jason G. Caudill
James Kadirire
Kristine Peters
Rashid A. Aderinoye, K. O. Ojokheta, A. A. Olojede
Yuhsun Edward Shih

Book Notes

Book Review – Mobile Learning: A handbook for educators and trainers (by A. Kukulska-Hulme and J. Traxler)
Sanjaya Mishra
Book Review – Knowledge Education and Learning: e-Learning in the knowledge society
Gary Boyd
Book Review – Control and Constraint in e-Learning: Choosing when to choose
Terry Anderson

Technical Notes

Jon Baggaley, Batchuluun Batpurev
Jon Baggaley, Batchuluun Batpurev, Jim Klaas


Professional Identity in Distance Education
Anne Forster
Engagement through Simulation
Arlene O'Leary
Facilitating Learning Online: The role of emotional presence
Marti Cleveland-Innes
A Proposed e-Learning Policy Field for the Academy
Gale Parchoma
Evaluation of the Grassroots Projects, BCIT: Lessons learned
Karen Belfer
Breaking the Ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online
Julie Dixon
Students' Expectations and the Online Educational Experience
Zane Berge

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 8, Number 2; Special Issue: Mobile Learning

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Alternance Manufacturing, l’événement du recrutement industriel

Orientation Pays de la LoireUne cinquantaine d’entreprises de l’industrie, une trentaine d’établissements de formations industrielles et plus de 500 jeunes attendus seront présents à Rezé, le 26 avril 2016 pour la 2e édition d’Alternance Manufacturing : un événement original pour le recrutement industriel en alternance.
Se connecter : www.alternance-manufacturing.fr. Voir l'article...

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#PRO : construire son projet professionnel AVEC UNE IMMERSION dans le futur

Orientation Pays de la LoireLe Cnam Pays de la Loire propose à toute personne, demandeur d’emploi ou salarié, une journée gratuite pour élaborer son projet professionnel, à partir d’une démarche ludique et stimulante.
Vivre et construire son futur, qui n’en rêve pas ? C’est ce que propose le Cnam avec cette démarche innovante, appelée #pro, qui permet de faire le point, de préciser ses aspirations et de définir les grandes lignes d’un plan d’actions. Voir l'article...

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Integration of the High-tech and Low-tech in Distance Teacher Training in China: An insight from the case of Jiangsu University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports the result and subsequent exploration of the pilot multi-media in-service teacher training programme with BA degree (non-honour) ( English Language Education) undertaken in the past three years (2001-2004) in China’s distance education. Through the integration of low-tech and high-tech in instructing and delivering courses, many interesting findings have been unexpectedly obtained. Both the trainers (the university lectures) and trainees (in-service school teachers) have experienced a great transformation in their language teaching and learning. More...

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Online Distance Teaching of Undergraduate Finance: A case for Musashi University and Konan University, Japan

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWe implemented a synchronous distance course entitled: Introductory Finance designed for undergraduate students. This course was held between two Japanese universities. Stable Internet connections allowing minimum delay and minimum interruptions of the audio-video streaming signals were used. Students were equipped with their own PCs with pre-loaded learning materials and Microsoft Excel exercises. More...

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