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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 14, No 3 (2013)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Editorial: Volume 14, Number 3
Terry Anderson

Research Articles

Eun-Ok Baek, James Monaghan
Bernd Remmele, Matthias Holthaus
Muhammad Ayub Buzdar, Akhtar Ali
Hendrik Daniël Esterhuizen, Seugnet Blignaut, Suria Ellis
Ansie Minnaar
Vladimir Tomberg, Mart Laanpere, Tobias Ley, Peeter Normak
Rena Shimoni, Gail Barrington, Russ Wilde, Scott Henwood
Marc Romero, Montse Guitert, Albert Sangrà, Mark Bullen
Annie Jézégou
Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena, Andrew Alexandar Adams, Shirley Ann Williams
Olabisi Kuboni
Kairit Tammets, Kai Pata, Mart Laanpere
Hatice Sancar Tokmak, H. Meltem Baturay, Peter Fadde
Joan Thormann, Samuel Gable, Patricia Seferlis Fidalgo, George Blakeslee
Krista Francis, Michele Jacobsen
Markus Deimann, Robert Farrow
Ali Rabiee, Zahra Nazarian, Raziyeh Gharibshaeyan
Chantorn Chaiprasurt, Vatcharaporn Esichaikul
Esteban Vázquez, Javier Fombona, Alberto Fernández
Peter Shea, Suzanne Hayes, Sedef Uzuner Smith, Jason Vickers, Temi Bidjerano, Mary Gozza-Cohen, Shou-Bang Jian, Alexandra Pickett, Jane Wilde, Chi-Hua Tseng
Pablo César Muñoz Carril, Mercedes González Sanmamed, Nuria Hernández Sellés

Field Notes

Sharon E. Brewer, Bruno Cinel, Michelle Harrison, Christina L. Mohr
Daniya Akhmetova, Liliya Vorontsova, Ilona Gennadyevna Morozova

Book Notes

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Book review: Student participation in online discussions
Barbara Miller Hall

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 14, Number 3

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Exploration of open educational resources in non-English speaking communities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOver the last decade, open educational resources (OER) initiatives have created new possibilities for knowledge-sharing practices. This research examines how, where, and when OER are attracting attention in the higher education sector and explores to what extent the OER discussion has moved beyond the English-speaking world. More...

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The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were primarily initiated by innovating educational institutions and explorative individual experts. More...

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Open access scholarly publications as OER

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). The scholarly and professional discourse related to open educational resources has largely focused on open learning objects, courseware, and textbooks. More...

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Government support for open educational resources: Policy, funding, and strategies

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningFoundations like Hewlett, Mellon, and Gates provided start-up funding and support that nurtured the field of open educational resources (OER) from infancy to a robust early adolescence characterized by energy and idealism (Casserly & Smith, 2008). More...

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Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningFor several years, the importance of continuous education has been stressed by several governmental and non-governmental institutions (Janssen & Schuwer, 2012; Marshall & Casserly, 2006). Education is seen as important both for personal growth and empowerment for one’s personal wellbeing as well as for developing the required professional capabilities needed in today’s society. More...

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Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningE-learning technologies have allowed authoring and playback of standardized reusable learning objects (RLO) for several years. Effective mobile learning requires similar functionality at both design time and runtime. Mobile devices can play RLO using applications like SMILE, mobile access to a learning management system (LMS), or other systems which deploy content to mobile learners (Castillo & Ayala, 2008; Chu, Hwang, & Tseng, 2010; Hsu & Chen, 2010; Nakabayashi, 2009; Zualkernan, Nikkhah, & Al-Sabah, 2009). More...

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Open education resources and mobile technology to narrow the learning divide

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs the world becomes more digitized, there will be an increasing need to make available learning resources in electronic format for access by information and communication technologies. The question education will face is whether these learning resources will be available for learners to access at no cost or affordable cost so that there will be equity in access by anyone regardless of location, status, or background. More...

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Moving to open educational resources at Athabasca University: A case study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSince the birth of the World Wide Web, educators have been exchanging ideas and sharing resources online. They are all aware of the turmoil in higher education created by freely available content, including some hopeful developments charted in this issue. More...

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Visualization mapping approaches for developing and understanding OER

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen educational resources (OER) can be described in numerous ways (Creative Commons, 2012). In this visualization based context, however, OER can be defined as

…teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (Hewlett Foundation, 2007)

This definition emphasizes some of the aspects highlighted in this article, namely that an OER approach has also been taken to capture and visualize OER materials. More...

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