02 mars 2016

Traditional to Online Media in China and Korea: Unfulfilled promise

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe governments of China and South Korea have supported the development of distance education both legislatively and financially. The use of traditional media for this purpose has been successful in both countries, though the evolution to Internet-based education has been only partially successful. More...

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Meta-Analysis: The preferred method of choice for the assessment of distance learning quality factors

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningCurrent comparative research literature, although abundant in scope, is inconclusive in its findings, as to the quality and effectiveness of distance education versus face-to-face methods of delivery. Educational research produces contradictory results due to differences among studies in treatments, settings, measurement instruments, and research methods. More...

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A Framework for Process Reengineering in Higher Education: A case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this paper, we propose a conceptual and operational framework for process reengineering (PR) in higher education (HE) institutions. Using a case study aimed at streamlining exam scheduling and distribution in a distance learning (DL) unit, we outline a sequential and non-linear four-step framework designed to reengineer processes. More...

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Distance Education and Academic Achievement in Business Administration: The case of the University of Akureyri

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper first presents the development of distance education in Icelandic universities. Its second aim is to present a detailed analysis of the distance education practice at the University of Akureyri (UNAK), Iceland. Finally, the paper aims at analysing academic achievement, as well as attitudes towards courses, among campus and distance students in business administration at UNAK. More...

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Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSiemens and Downes initially received increasing attention in the blogosphere in 2005 when they discussed their ideas concerning distributed knowledge. An extended discourse has ensued in and around the status of ‘connectivism’ as a learning theory for the digital age. This has led to a number of questions in relation to existing learning theories. More...

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Beyond the Theoretical Impasse: Extending the applications of Transactional Distance Education Theory

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe development of theory in distance education is seen as crucial for its sustainability. Since the 1960s, there have been attempts to theorise distance education activities, to explain underlying initiatives and endeavours. Attempts at theorisation were started in the 1950s (Black, 2007). Wedemeyer (1961, cited in Garrison, 2000) introduced the concept of independent study or learning as opposed to correspondence education. More...

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Predictors of Learning Satisfaction in Japanese Online Distance Learners

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningJapanese distance education has been slow to utilize the Internet, and mainly depends on the mail system and to a lesser extent TV broadcasting as its mode of delivery. However, since 2001 regulations have been relaxed to allow students to complete all course requirements for a university degree via online distance learning. More...

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Online Learning in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghanaian University students' experiences and perceptions

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study adopted a qualitative case-study approach to examine the attitudes, experiences, and perceptions of undergraduate students who were enrolled in an online, collaborative learning course at a Ghanaian private university. Data sources included surveys, student and instructor journal entries, email records, individual interviews, and Web-server logs. More...

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ICT-based Distance Education in South Asia

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis report provides an update about innovative uses of information and communication technology (ICT) for distance education and training in South Asia. Particular focus is given to ICT initiatives in India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, at university level, and in non-formal interventions. Lessons learned from these countries are of value to any developing nation that wishes to address the improvement of educational and living standards of its people. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 9, No 3 (2008)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Video Editorial ~ Getting away from "talking heads"
Jonathan Baggaley
Editorial - Standing by Ponds
Jonathan Baggaley

Research Articles

Stephen Asunka
Eric Bray, Kumiko Aoki, Larry Dlugosh
Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo
Rita Kop, Adrian Hill
Paul Henry Leslie, Elizabeth Murphy
Ingi Runar Edvardsson, Gudmundur Kristjan Oskarsson
M'hammed Abdous, Wu He
Mickey Shachar

Book Notes

Book Review – Flexible Higher Education. Reflections from Expert Experience
Heather Kanuka
Making the Transition to E-Leaning: Strategies and issues
Sanjaya Mishra
Expectations and Demands in Online Teaching: Practical experiences
Caryl Lynn Segal
Video in Research in the Learning Sciences
Madhumita Bhattacharya

Technical Notes

Scott Motlik
Sally D. Berman

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 9, Number 3

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