04 mars 2016

Exploring Open Distance Learning at a Jordanian University: A Case Study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis case study explores an open distance learning program offered by the Information Technology and Computing (ITC) department at AOUJ, a major university in Jordan. It provides an overview of e-learning in the Arab region and explores factors that affect ODL quality in the Arab Open University in Jordan (AOUJ). More...

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Looking under the Bonnet: Factors Affecting Student Adoption of E-Learning Systems in Jordan

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper investigates and identifies some of the major factors affecting students’ adoption of an e-learning system in a university in Jordan. E-learning adoption is approached from the information systems acceptance point of view. This suggests that a prior condition for learning effectively using e-learning systems is that students must actually use them. More...

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Are We There Yet? A Progress Report from Three Turkish University Pioneers in Distance Education and E-Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe international literature provides little in-depth analysis of distance education and e-learning activities, achievements, and challenges in Turkish higher education other than the country’s mega-university, Anadolu. This paper examines the development of, and lessons to be learned from, such undertakings by three pioneers, two regular state universities, Ankara University and Sakarya University, and the private, non-profit Turkish-Kazakhstan Ahmet Yesevi University. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 10, No 1 (2009)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVol 10, No 1 (2009) - Regional Focus Issue - Learning Technologies in the Middle East

Table of Contents

Editorial

A Bridge over Troubled Waters: Learning Technologies in the Middle East
Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Cengiz Hakan Aydin

Research Articles

Muneer Mahmood Abbad, David Morris, Carmel de Nahlik
Khalil M. Dirani, Seung Won Yoon
Mehmet Gultekin
Rafi Nachmias, Judith Ram
Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Alaa Kaadni Kaadni
Gila Kurtz, Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Jeffrey Kantor
Erkan Tekinarslan
Elaine Hoter, Miri Shonfeld, Asmaa Ganayim
Karen Precel, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Yael Alberton
Colin Latchem, Nurettin Simsek, Ozlem Cakir Balta, Orhan Torkul, I. Hakkı Cedimoglu, Alpaslan Altunkopru

Book Notes

Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning: The Unfolding Model
Mary Kennedy

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 10, Number 2; Regional Focus Issue: Learning Technologies in the Middle East
 
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Making Education Equitable in Rural China through Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe Distance Education Project for Rural Schools (DEPRS) was implemented by the Chinese government between 2003 and 2007 to improve the quality of basic education in rural areas of China, especially in the poorer western provinces. It has been referred to as “the largest ICT project in the world up to now” because “it serves a larger population than any other similar projects and therefore will likely start a far-reaching information revolution in China.”. More...

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Recurring Issues Encountered by Distance Educators in Developing and Emerging Nations

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article explores a number of challenges faced by e-learning or distance educators in developing and emerging countries, provides a context for many of the challenges, and outlines some measures devised to overcome them. These educators must determine a sound rationale for employing online learning, recognize that technology is only part of the educational transformation process, address the lack of infrastructure and the cost of internet bandwidth and equipment, counter the cultural imperialism of courseware from Western nations, deal with limited educational resources, place a greater emphasis on quality assurance systems and change negative perceptions of distance education, respond to the needs and concerns of both students and faculty, access or develop up-to-date educational resources, and consider the implementation of mobile learning. More...

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Interaction Equivalency in Self-Paced Online Learning Environments: An Exploration of Learner Preferences

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis mixed methods study explored the dynamics of interaction within a self-paced online learning environment. It used rich media and a mix of traditional and emerging asynchronous computer-mediated communication tools to determine what forms of interaction learners in a self-paced online course value most and what impact they perceive interaction to have on their overall learning experience. More...

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Integrated Networks: National and International Online Experiences

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThere is an increasing impression among online geography educators that interaction can be developed based on specific teaching and learning methods. The authors developed a practical research study to investigate this issue. The study was based on advanced graduate courses in geography at Beijing Normal University and Texas State University. International interaction was complemented by online collaboration among the US local group. More...

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Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe literature related to online learning programs for K-12 students dates to the mid-1990s and builds upon a century of research and practice from K-12 distance education. While K-12 online learning programs have evolved and grown over the past decade, the amount of published research on virtual schooling practice and policy is limited. More...

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Increasing Public Access to University Qualifications: Evolution of The University of the West Indies Open Campus

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper traces the evolution of The University of the West Indies’ Open Campus (UWIOC), which is expected to expand service and increase access to the underserved communities of the Eastern Caribbean. At present, UWI, which caters to the needs of the 16 far flung countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean, has not been able to fully serve these countries, the UWI-12, in a way that is commensurate with their developmental needs. Historically, the institution has been dominated by campus-based education, and its three campuses have been poles of attraction for scholars and scholarship to the significant advantage of the countries in which they are located: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. More...

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