11 mars 2016

IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 12, No 6 (2011)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

 

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 12, Number 6
Terry Anderson
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Research Articles

Gary L Long, Carol Marchetti, Richard Fasse
1-19
Maggie Hartnett, Alison St. George, Jon Dron
20-38
Ramzi Nasser, Maha Cherif, Michael Romanowski
39-62
Insung Jung, Tat Meng Wong, Chen Li, Sanjaa Baigaltugs, Tian Belawati
63-83
Christine I Ofulue
84-101
Bruno Poellhuber, Terry Anderson, Normand Roy
102-125
Swapna Kumar, Kara Dawson, Erik W Black, Catherine Cavanaugh, Christopher D Sessums
126-142
Nathaniel Mark Ostashewski, Doug Reid, Susan Moisey
143-156
Olugbade Oladokun, Lenrie Aina
157-177
Emmanuelle Quillerou
178-197

Book Notes

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Book review - The perfect online course: Best practices for designing and teaching
Marta Ruiz-Corbella
198-201
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Book review - Web 2.0-based e-learning: Applying social informatics for tertiary teaching
Juan Leon
202-205
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Book review - Learning with digital games: A practical guide to engaging students in higher education
Maja Pivec
206-208
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Book review - Bridging the knowledge divide: Educational technology for development
Aminudin Zuhairi
209-211

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 12, Number 6
 
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Beginning course surveys: Bridges to knowing and bridges to being

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe use of a participant survey, administered at the outset of an online course, can provide information useful in the management of the learning environment and in its subsequent redesign. Such information can clarify participants’ prior experience, expectations, and demographics. But the very act of enquiring about the learner also signals the instructor’s social presence, relational interest, and desire to enter into an authentic dialogue. More...

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Quality of e-learners’ time and learning performance beyond quantitative time-on-task

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlong with the amount of time spent learning (or time-on-task), the quality of learning time has a real influence on learning performance. Quality of time in online learning depends on students’ time availability and their willingness to devote quality cognitive time to learning activities. However, the quantity and quality of the time spent by adult e-learners on learning activities can be reduced by professional, family, and social commitments. More...

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Shifting the emphasis from teaching to learning: Process-based assessment in nurse education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningShifting from an emphasis on teaching to learning is a complex task for both teachers and students. This paper reports on a qualitative study of teachers in a nurse specialist education programme meeting this shift in a distance education course. More...

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Learner analysis framework for globalized e-learning: A case study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe shift to technology-mediated modes of instructional delivery and increased global connectivity has led to the rise in globalized e-learning programs. Educational institutions face multiple challenges as they seek to design effective, engaging, and culturally competent instruction for an increasingly diverse learner population. More...

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Assessment of learner acceptance and satisfaction with video-based instructional materials for teaching practical skills

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs video-based instructional materials become available to distance learners to learn practical skills at a distance, it is important to assess the instructional effectiveness of these materials and to understand how students respond to them. More...

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Role engagement and anonymity in synchronous online role play

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRole play activities provide opportunities for learners to adopt unfamiliar roles, engage in interactions with others, and get involved in realistic tasks. They are often recommended to foster the development of soft skills and a wider perspective of the world. More...

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Social presence within the community of inquiry framework

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe role of social presence as defined by the community of inquiry (CoI) framework is critiqued through a review of recent literature. Evidence is presented that questions the actual extent of knowledge co-construction that occurs in most higher education settings and therefore challenges the framework’s underlying assumption of the need for sustained, contiguous, two-way communication in higher-level online learning environments. More...

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Liminality and disinhibition in online language learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe aim of this paper is to bring theoretical concepts from other areas of scholarly research to bear on synchronous online education in a cross-disciplinary effort to shed light on what is going on by introducing systems of thought from other areas. More...

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Open access textbooks and financial sustainability: A case study on Flat World Knowledge

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMany college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. A company called Flat World Knowledge both gives away and sells open-source textbooks in a way it believes to be financially sustainable. This article reports on the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open-source textbook model after one year of operation. More...

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