17 mars 2016

Mobile microblogging: Using Twitter and mobile devices in an online course to promote learning in authentic contexts

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis research applied a mixed-method design to explore how best to promote learning in authentic contexts in an online graduate course in instructional message design. The students used Twitter apps on their mobile devices to collect, share, and comment on authentic design examples found in their daily lives. The data sources included tweets (i.e., postings on Twitter), students’ perceptions about mobile microblogging activities, and self-reported Twitter usage. More...

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Beyond the net generation debate: A comparison between digital learners in face-to-face and virtual universities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn the last decade, an important debate about the characteristics of today’s students has arisen due to their intensive experience as users of ICT. The main belief is that frequent use of technologies in everyday life implies competent users able to transfer their digital skills to learning activities. More...

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Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningResearchers, educators, policymakers, and other education stakeholders hope and anticipate that openness and open scholarship will generate positive outcomes for education and scholarship. Given the emerging nature of open practices, educators and scholars are finding themselves in a position in which they can shape and/or be shaped by openness. More...

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Exploring learner to content interaction as a success factor in online courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningInteraction plays a critical role in the learning process. For online course participants, interaction with the course content (learner-content interaction) is especially important because it can contribute to successful learning outcomes and course completion. More...

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Organizational factors’ effects on the success of e-learning systems and organizational benefits: An empirical study in Taiwan

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningE-learning development for enterprises is still in its infancy in that scholars are still working on identifying the critical success factors for e-learning in organizational contexts. This study presents a framework considering how organizational factors affect the quality and service of e-learning systems and how these factors influence organizational benefits in the view of IS success model and resource-based theory. More...

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Who am I and what keeps me going? Profiling the distance learning student in higher education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningStudent retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010) , outlined a number of areas that emergent project data revealed as being important to both the retention and progression of students, including areas outlined by a number of researchers as being essential to student success: expectations, support, feedback and involvement. More...

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Understanding e-learning adoption in Brazil: Major determinants and gender effects

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe objective of this study is to examine factors influencing e-learning adoption and the moderating role of gender. This study extends the technology acceptance model (TAM) by adding attitude and social interaction. More...

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Footprints of emergence

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIt is ironic that the management of education has become more closed while learning has become more open, particularly over the past 10-20 years. The curriculum has become more instrumental, predictive, standardized, and micro-managed in the belief that this supports employability as well as the management of educational processes, resources, and value. More...

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Facebook groups as LMS: A case study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper describes a pilot study in using Facebook as an alternative to a learning management system (LMS). The paper reviews the current research on the use of Facebook in academia and analyzes the differences between a Facebook group and a regular LMS. More...

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Impact of OpenCourseWare publication on higher education participation and student recruitment

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe free and open publication of course materials (OpenCourseWare or OCW) was initially undertaken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities primarily to share educational resources among educators (Abelson, 2007). OCW, however, and more in general open educational resources (OER), have also provided well-documented opportunities for all learners, including the so-called “informal learners” and “independent learners”. More...

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