10 mars 2016

The isolation of online adjunct faculty and its impact on their performance

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningUsing a grounded theory qualitative research approach, this article examines the experiences of 28 adjunct faculty members who work at the same university, exploring their views on whether periodically meeting face-to-face with management and peers has the potential to affect their motivation on the job and consequently the quality of education they provide to students. More...

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MarylandOnline's inter-institutional project to train higher education adjunct faculty to teach online

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports on an inter-institutional project to design, develop, pilot, and evaluate a state-wide online training course for higher education adjunct faculty who are preparing to teach their first online course. We begin with a brief literature review to contextualize the stated problem the project sought to address: the need for quality, accessible training for online adjunct faculty. More...

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Head of gold, feet of clay: The online learning paradox

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlthough online learning (OL) is becoming widely accessible and is often viewed as cutting-edge, the actual number of regular faculty participating in this form of teaching remains small. Moreover, OL, despite its growing recognition, is often associated with high rates of student dissatisfaction and isolation, withdrawal, and attrition. More...

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Embodied and embedded theory in practice: The student-owned learning-engagement (SOLE) model

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe demands on academic staff in all sectors to adopt best ODL practices to create effective and efficient models of learning in the face of increasing external pressures show no signs of abating. The massification of higher education, diversified access, and pressures to meet institutional visions and research objectives demand of teaching staff an increasingly public design process subject to peer review in numerous forms. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 12, No 2 (2011)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Terry Anderson
i-iii

Research Articles

Simon Paul Atkinson
1-18
Thomas Michael Power, Anthony Morven-Gould
19-39
Julie Shattuck, Bobbi Dubins, Diana Zilberman
40-61
Véra L B Dolan
62-77
Yeonjeong Park
78-102
Christopher Francis Naughton, John Roder, Juliette Emma Smeed
103-121

Field Notes

Tina Lim, Mansor Fadzil, Norziati Mansor
122-137

Book Notes

Book review - Economics of distance and online learning: Theory, practice and research
Wolfram Laaser
138-142

Technical Notes

Tanya Elias
143-156
Douglas Burton, Tim Kitchen
157-165

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 12, Number 2
 
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Evaluating prior learning assessment programs: A suggested framework

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOver the past two decades, American institutions have been expected to include systematic program reviews to meet accrediting standards, either by independent or governmental review agencies. Program evaluation is critical for several reasons: it provides systematic ways to assess what needs improvement or what needs changing and it provides ways to validate practices, whether to internal or external audiences (Mishra, 2007). More...

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Prior learning assessment and recognition: Emergence of a Canadian community of scholars

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningPrior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is the practice of reviewing, evaluating, and acknowledging the information, skills, and understanding that adult learners have gained through experiential or self-directed (informal) learning rather than through formal education (Thomas, 2000). As our current economy and workplaces experience rapid and continuing change, PLAR offers a vital contribution to supporting lifelong and life-wide learning (Evans, 2000). More...

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Going online to make learning count

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAdult students often come to higher education with college-level learning that they have acquired outside of the classroom – from the workplace, military service, self-study, or hobbies. For decades, many forward-thinking colleges and universities have been offering services to evaluate that learning and award it college credit that counts towards a degree. More...

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The development of an online instrument for prior learning assessment and recognition of internationally educated nurses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningA fully online prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) tool for internationally educated nurses (IENs) was developed and tested by an inter-professional team at Ryerson University. The tool consisted of two stages: a self-assessment component followed by a multiple-choice examination and narrative (vignette) evaluation. More...

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A dynamic community of discovery: Planning, learning, and change

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRyerson University’s Prior Learning and Competency Evaluation and Documentation (PLACED) program is funded by the Government of Ontario to engage internationally educated professionals (IEPs), employers, and regulatory/occupational bodies in the use of competency-based practices. In 2008, the authors created a self-assessment tool for IEPs that would build a portfolio reflecting an individual’s knowledge and skills while introducing him or her to aspects of the Canadian workplace and labour market. More...

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