04 mars 2016

Designing to Promote Access, Quality, and Student Support in an Advanced Certificate Programme for Rural Teachers in SA

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports on the re-design of the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) programme, which is offered by the University of Pretoria through distance education (DE) to teachers in rural South Africa. In 2007, a team re-designed the programme with the goal of promoting access, quality, and student support. The team included an independent body, the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE), and various education specialists. More...

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Harnessing Open Educational Resources to the Challenges of Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe challenges to teacher educators in sub-Saharan Africa are acute. This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher professional development. The TESSA consortium (13 African institutions and 5 international organisations delivering teacher education across 9 countries) designed and produced a bank of open educational resources (OERs) to guide teachers’ classroom practices in school-based teacher education. More...

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An Evaluative Study of a Distance Teacher Education Program in a University in Ghana

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe study used an adaptation of Provus’ discrepancy evaluation model to evaluate a distance teacher education program in the University of Cape Coast, the premier teacher education institution in Ghana. The study involved comparing performance data of the program as perceived by students and faculty/administrators to standards prepared from the program’s design. More...

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Exploring Blended Learning for Science Teacher Professional Development in an African Context

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper explores a case of teacher professional development in Botswana where a blended learning solution was attempted. The analysis of the implementation environment reveals deficiencies in policy, schools (workplaces), and training providers. More...

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Distance Learning and Teacher Education in Botswana: Opportunities and Challenges

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports on a study at Molepolole College of Education (MCE) involving teachers and tutors in the Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) program by distance mode, an in-service program aimed at upgrading academic and professional qualifications of primary school teachers in Botswana. More...

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The Impact of an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) Program on the Professional Practice of Graduates

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper examines the impact of a distance education program offered by the University of Pretoria, South Africa, on the professional practice of teachers. A pilot study was conducted using a combination of surveys and focus group interviews. Findings reveal that the program was beneficial to graduates’ personal development, professional practice, schools, learners, and colleagues. More...

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Teaching and Learning Against all Odds: A Video-Based Study of Learner-to-Instructor Interaction in International Distance Educ

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningDistance education and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been marketed as cost-effective ways to rescue struggling educational institutions in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study uses classroom video analysis and follow-up interviews with teachers, students, and local tutors to analyse the interaction at a distance between learners in Mali and Burkina Faso and their French and Canadian instructors. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 10, No 4 (2009)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVol 10, No 4 (2009) - Regional Focus Issue - Open and Distance Learning in Africa

Table of Contents

Editorial

A Snapshot of Distance Education in Africa
Rashid Aderinoye, Richard Siaciwena, Clayton R Wright

Research Articles

Jean-Marie Muhirwa
Ruth Folake Aluko
Anne L Sikwibele, Judith K Mungoo
Bopelo Boitshwarelo
Kwasi Addo Sampong
Jayshree Thakrar, Freda Wolfenden, Denise Zinn
Jill W Fresen, Johan Hendrikz
Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo
Alison Mead Richardson

Book Notes

Welcome to IRRODL's Book Review Editor
Terry Anderson
Editorial
Peter S Cookson
China’s Radio & TV Universities and The British Open University: A Comparative Study
David Brigham
Online Communication in Language Learning and Teaching and Telecollaborative Language Learning
Nataly Tcherepashenets
Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training
Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Technical Notes

The Global Internet Pandemic
Deborah Joy Carter

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 10, Number 4; Regional Focus Issue: Open and Distance Learning in Africa
 
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The Retention of Experienced Faculty in Online Distance Education Programs: Understanding Factors that Impact their Involvement

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those factors that encourage or discourage them from continuing to teach online courses. More...

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Questions of Culture in Distance Learning: A Research Review

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reviews past research that focused on questions of culture in distance learning. Of specific interest are the studies that examined the influence of culture on students’ learning and engagement in asynchronous learning networks (ALNs). The purpose of this review is three-fold: to present the state of knowledge concerning the questions of culture in distance learning, to highlight important methodological issues that past research has left unresolved, and to provide practical insights into teaching culturally and linguistically diverse online communities of learners. More...

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