01 mars 2016

Best Practices for Online Business Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis integrative review of literature on online educational best practices is intended to provide a quick reference for those interested in designing online business courses and programs. Primarily American in its perspective, this review may be helpful for business schools seeking optimal online course designs that foster quality learning experiences comparable in outcomes to traditional methods. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 7, No 1 (2006)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Volume 7, No. 1, Editorial - Open Access in Action!
Terry Anderson

Research Articles

Christine L. Jocoy, David DiBiase
Sherri Melrose, Kim Bergeron
David Olugbenga Ojo, Felix Kayode Olakulehin
Teddi S. Deka, Patrick McMurry

Research Notes

Christian J. Grandzol, John. R. Grandzol PhD

Book Notes

Book Reviews - Managing E-Learning Strategies - Design, Delivery, Implementation and Evaluation & The E-Learning Quick Checklist, authored by Badrul Khan
Stephen Murgatroyd
Book Review - Web-based Distance Education for Adults. Authors: Barbara A. DuCharme-Hansen and Pamela A. Dupin-Bryant
Shanta Rohse
Book Review - Development and Management of Virtual Schools: Issues and trends. Editor Catherine Cavanaugh
Michael K. Barbour
The Three Dimensions of Learning: Contemporary Learning Theory in the Tension Field between the Cognitive, the Emotional and the Social. Author: Knud Illeris
Krista Poscente

Technical Notes

Lynn Anderson, Barb Fyvie, Brenda Koritko, Kathy McCarthy, Sonia Murillo Paz, Mary Rizzuto, Remi Tremblay, Urel Sawyers
Remi Tremblay
Jon Baggaley, Jim Klaas


Revisiting Mega-Universities
Eugene Rubin, Claudine SchWeber
Social Presence in a Web-Based Synchronous Secondary Classroom
Eric Nippard
An Investigation into the Use of an Orientation Course to Address Academic and Social Integration Issues
Heather Kanuka, Kam Jugdev

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 7, Number 1

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The Online Learning Environment: Creating a space for women learners?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper examines how online distance education acts to democratize access to, and suit the ontologies of, Mauritian women who seek to empower themselves for development. Data from semi-structured interviews of 30 middle class couples are presented in this paper. Interviews and analyses are premised on a feminist perspective and conducted within the social relations analysis framework. More...

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Distance Higher Education Experiences of Arab Gulf Students in the United States: A cultural perspective

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports on a phenomenological research study that was undertaken to provide cultural understanding about the nature of distance education experiences of Arab graduate students pursuing degree programs in the United States. More...

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Teachers' Invisible Presence in Net-based Distance Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningConferencing – or dialogue – has always been a core activity in liberal adult education. More recently, attempts have been made to transfer such conversations online in the form of computer-mediated conferencing. This transfer has raised a range of pedagogical questions, most notably “Can established practices be continued? Or must new forms of participation and group management be established? This paper addresses these questions. More...

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Remote Access to Instrumental Analysis for Distance Education in Science

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRemote access to experiments offers distance educators another tool to integrate a strong laboratory component within a science course. Since virtually all modern chemical instrumental analysis in industry now use devices operated by a computer interface, remote control of instrumentation is not only relatively facile, it enhances students’ opportunity to learn the subject matter and be exposed to “real world” contents. More...

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Problem-based Learning in an Online Course: A case study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningProblem-based learning (PBL) is the use of a “real world” problem or situation as a context for learning. The present study explores the use of PBL in an online biotechnology course. In the PBL unit, student groups dealt with the ethical, legal, social, and human issues surrounding pre-symptomatic DNA testing for a genetic disease. Issues concerning implementation of PBL in the online environment are discussed, as are differences between online PBL and face-to-face PBL. More...

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System Dynamics in Distance Education and a Call to Develop a Standard Model

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper describes systems dynamics, reviews the literature of uses of systems concepts in distance education (DE), presents a preliminary model, and ends in a call to researchers to contribute to the building of a standard model of DE. More...

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The Effects of Linguistic Qualifiers and Intensifiers on Group Interaction and Performance

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study tested the effects of linguistic qualifiers and intensifiers on the number and types of replies elicited per argument and per challenge posted in online debates. To facilitate collaborative argumentation, thirty-two students (22 females, 10 males) enrolled in a graduate-level online course classified and labeled their messages as arguments, challenges, supporting evidence, or explanations prior to posting each message. More...

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Tensions in Learner Support and Tutor Support in Tertiary Web-based English Education in China

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningBased on the findings of a national survey conducted in 2004 designed to examine the support systems for both learners and tutors engaged in tertiary-level Web-based English education in mainland China, this paper reports the findings of secondary analysis by identifying the tensions in the current learner and tutor support systems. More...

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