01 mars 2016

Study of the Factors Responsible for the Dropouts from the BSc Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningA sample of dropout learners enrolled in the B.Sc. programme of School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India was surveyed to study the factors which influenced them to withdraw from the programme. The research indicates that the major reasons for dropout are the distance of study centre from the residence of learner, insufficient support from study centre and more time consuming courses of the programme. More...

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Partner Power: A study of two distance education consortia

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis research reports findings from a study which explored the process and criteria of partner selection – how and why partners are chosen – for two distance education consortia. The researchers reviewed recent literature on partnerships and partner selection. Two Canada-wide distance education consortia were identified as large-scale case studies for investigation of the research theory. More...

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Feedback Model to Support Designers of Blended Learning Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlthough extensive research has been carried out, describing the role of feedback in education, and many theoretical models are yet available, procedures and guidelines for actually designing and implementing feedback in practice have remained scarce so far. More...

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Designing Websites for Learning and Enjoyment: A study of museum experiences

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study reports on an exploratory research study that examined the design of websites that encourage both learning and enjoyment. This study examines museum websites that offer educational materials. As part of their mission, most museums provide the general public educational materials for study and enjoyment. Many museums use the Internet in support of their mission. Museum websites offer excellent opportunity to study learning environments designed for enjoyment. Computer-supported learning of various types has been studied over the years, including computer-aided learning, computer-aided instruction, computer-managed learning, and more recently, learning via the Internet. More...

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Learners' Perspectives on what is Missing from Online Learning: Interpretations through the Community of Inquiry Framework

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningDespite the success that instructors and learners often enjoy with online university courses, learners have also reported that they miss face-to-face contact when learning online. More...

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Online Faculty Development and Assessment System (OFDAS)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe rapid growth of online learning has led to the development of faculty inservice evaluation models that are geared towards the demands of quality improvement of degree programs. Based on the best practices of student online assessment, the Online Faculty Development and Assessment System (OFDAS) created at the Canary Islands was designed to serve the dual purpose of faculty development and classroom learning environment assessment. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 7, No 3 (2006)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Environmental Scan: Results of the IRRODL User Survey
Terry Anderson

Research Articles

Emma J. Stodel, Terrie Lynn Thompson, Colla J. MacDonald
Aleck C. H. Lin, Shirley D. Gregor
Hans G. K. Hummel
Anne Banks Pidduck, Tom Carey
Bharat Inder Fozdar, Lalita S. Kumar, S. Kannan
Rick Kenny, Mark Bullen, Jay Loftus
Luis M. Villar, Olga M. Alegre

Research Notes

The Audiocast Diaries: Reflections on radio and podcasting for delivery of educational soap operas
Wendy Elliott

Technical Notes

Steve Swettenham

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 7, Number 3

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Faculty Development as Community Building - An approach to professional development that supports Communities of Practice

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWhen faculty development is viewed as an ongoing need and when we approach faculty development as a long-term, continuous effort, community building becomes a part of the process. Carefully designed faculty development approaches can facilitate and create a culture that supports a thoughtful focus on teaching, while at the same time, nurture a sense of connectedness and collegiality across the organization that is vital to continuous innovation and improvement. More...

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Academics Telecommuting in Open and Distance Education Universities: Issues, challenges and opportunities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningResearch in distance and online education has focused on how to improve students: learning and support services. Faculty satisfaction, as one of the five pillars in Sloan-Consortium's quality framework for online education, has received less attention in research. More...

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Distance Learning Program for Teachers at The Kigali Institute of Education: An expository study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn 2001, a program of distance learning was started within Kigali Institute of Education in collaboration with the Rwanda's Ministry of Education. It is an in-service training program that aims to upgrade in-service secondary school teachers and alleviate the shortage of teachers both in terms of quality and number. This program runs parallel to a pre-service program, also conducted within the Kigali Institute. More...

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