04 mars 2016

Journals for Computer-Mediated Learning: Publications of Value for the Online Educator

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn contrast with traditional academic disciplines, online educators do not have a generally accepted list of scholarly journals, which is in part a result of the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the relative infancy of online learning, and the view of online pedagogy as an instructional modality rather than a discrete academic discipline. More...

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Research Areas in Distance Education: A Delphi Study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study had three purposes: Firstly, to develop a categorization of research areas in distance education; secondly, to identify the most important research areas in distance education; and thirdly, to identify the most neglected research areas in distance education. Based on a literature review and a Delphi study, three broad levels or perspectives with 15 research areas were derived to organize the body of knowledge in distance education. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 10, No 3 (2009)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


The Ratings Game
Terry Anderson

Research Articles

Olaf Zawacki-Richter
Matt Elbeck, B. Jean Mandernach
Dianne Conrad
B. Jean Mandernach
J. Lynn McBrien, Rui Cheng, Phyllis Jones
Katherine Pang
Elizabeth Murphy, Maria A. Rodriguez-Manzanares
Christian Dalsgaard, Morten Flate Paulsen
Patrick J. Fahy, Nancy Steel, Patricia Martin
Paul Gorsky, Ina Blau
Jane Brindley, Lisa Marie Blaschke, Christine Walti
Oleg Popov
Sedef Uzuner
Tim Green, Jeffery Alejandro, Abbie H. Brown

Technical Notes

Appropriate Distance Education Media in the Philippines and Mongolia
Brenda McDonald
Distance Education in China and India: Collectivism and Connectivism
Deborah Joy Carter


A Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada
Michael Barbour
Can Mobile Learning Enhance Nursing Practice Education?
Richard Kenny, Caroline Park
Using Second Life to Promote Students’ Engagement
Martha Burkle
Presence Pedagogy: Building Communities of Practice in Virtual Worlds
Amy Cheney, Rob Sanders, John Tashner, Nita Matzen, Steve Bronack
Re-Thinking E-Learning Research
Norm Friesen

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 10, Number 3

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Pedagogical and Design Aspects of a Blended Learning Course

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningBased on recent research reports, the blended learning model, which combines face-to-face and online learning, is now the preferred model for online course design. Its superiority over online learning, which lacks face-to-face interaction, is evident from studies that examined both student achievement and satisfaction. Nevertheless, there is ambiguity in the literature and in the field regarding the proper implementation of blended learning and the optimal proportions between online and F2F components in various learning scenarios. More...

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Service of Multiculturalism

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper presents an online inter-group contact hypothesis (OICH) model, developed within the Israel education system, whereby online and distance learning (ODL) is used in the service of multiculturalism. The goal is to build bridges among secular and religious Arabs and Jews in Israel based on small multicultural groups and collaborative learning through effective use of the Internet and other cutting-edge information technologies. More...

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Turkish University Students’ Perceptions of the World Wide Web as a Learning Tool: An Investigation Based on Gender

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe main purpose of the study is to investigate Turkish undergraduate students’ perceptions of the Web as a learning tool and to analyze whether their perceptions differ significantly based on gender, socio-economic background, and Web experience. Data obtained from 722 undergraduate students (331 males and 391 females) were used in the analyses. More...

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Psychosocial Well-Being of Israeli Students and Attitudes toward Open and Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports on a study conducted in Israel at an academic institution. The study investigates the correlation between students’ attitudes toward open and distance learning (ODL) and their perceived self-esteem and loneliness at the last stage of their online learning experience. For this study, 120 students were asked to complete a questionnaire. More...

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Gender Dependency and Cultural Independency of Science Interest in an Open and Distant Science Learning Environment

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study aims to describe the similarities and differences in the science interests of males and females from Israeli and Arab Middle Eastern countries, as derived from over 1,000 science questions sent to an international ask-a-scientist site. Our findings indicate that while the stereotypical gender gap in interest persists, and significant differences were found between the age groups, no significant differences were found between science questions that were sent by Israelis and Arabs. More...

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Research Insights from a Decade of Campus-Wide Implementation of Web-Supported Academic Instruction at Tel Aviv University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper describes the scope and outcomes of Virtual TAU, a campus-wide project that aims to integrate information and communication technologies into the academic instruction at Tel Aviv University (TAU). It provides data, insights, and conclusions drawn from various research and evaluation studies that were conducted at the university during the last decade. More...

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Quality of Distance Education in Turkey: Preschool Teacher Training Case

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningDistance education is used for teacher training at different levels and fields in Turkey. Launched in the 2000-2001 academic year and still applied by Anadolu University, the Pre-School Teacher Training Program is one of those programs offered by distance education. This study aims to evaluate Anadolu University’s Preschool Teacher Training Program in Turkey by obtaining student opinions. More...

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