04 avril 2016

Analytics to literacies: The development of a learning analytics framework for multiliteracies assessment

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe rapid advances in information and communication technologies, coupled with increased access to information and the formation of global communities, have resulted in interest among researchers and academics to revise educational practice to move beyond traditional ‘literacy’ skills towards an enhanced set of “multiliteracies” or “new media literacies”. More...

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Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWe studied student learning in the MOOC 8.MReV Mechanics ReView, run on the edX.org open source platform. We studied learning in two ways. We administered 13 conceptual questions both before and after instruction, analyzing the results using standard techniques for pre- and posttesting. We also analyzed each week’s homework and test questions in the MOOC, including the pre- and posttests, using item response theory (IRT). More...

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Characteristics and activities of teachers on distance learning programs that affect their ratings

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper presents an analysis of teachers’ ratings on distance learning undergraduate study programs: 7,156 students enrolled in traditional and 528 students enrolled in distance learning studies took part in the evaluation questionnaire, assessing 71 teachers. The data were collected from the Moodle platform and from the Singidunum University information system, and then analysed with SPSS statistical software. More...

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Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningConsidering both the high price of textbooks and the benefits offered by OER and open textbooks, the aim of this study was to assess the University of the South Pacific (USP) teachers’ willingness towards development of custom-built OER derived open textbooks for their courses with a focus on providing a foundation for strategies to promote open textbook development at USP. This paper reports the findings of an online survey of 39 USP teachers. More...

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Two perspectives on e-learning design: A synopsis of a U.S. and a European analysis

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article seeks to examine e-learning design arising from two educational traditions: the United States of America and Europe. The research question is: Broadly, what kinds of pedagogy, instructional design models, or didactical models are established and proposed for e-learning design on the two continents? Two researchers examined multiple articles and texts in an effort to discern the prominent approaches in their respective regions. More...

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An investigation into the management of online teaching and learning spaces: A case study involving graduate research students

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis research evaluates the strategies implemented to support the research activities of postgraduate students pursuing online master’s programs in the University of the West Indies Open Campus, as well as the activities of their supervisors. More...

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Analyzing the effect of learning styles and study habits of distance learners on learning performances

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study examined the relationships among learning styles, study habits, and learning performances in an online programming language course. Sixty-two sophomore students who enrolled in an online introductory programming course participated in the study. Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI) was used to measure the students’ learning styles. More...

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Educational triage in open distance learning: Walking a moral tightrope

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningHigher education, and more specifically, distance education, is in the midst of a rapidly changing environment. Higher education institutions increasingly rely on the harvesting and analyses of student data to inform key strategic decisions across a wide range of issues, including marketing, enrolment, curriculum development, the appointment of staff, and student assessment. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 15, No 4 (2014)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 15, Number 4
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Bieke Schreurs, Antoine Van den Beemt, Fleur Prinsen, Gabi Witthaus, Grainne Conole, Maarten de Laat
Büşra Özmen, Bünyamin Atıcı
Linda Koechli, Maureen Glynn
Karen Kear, Helen Donelan, Judith Williams
Toni Malinovski, Marina Vasileva, Tatjana Vasileva-Stojanovska, Vladimir Trajkovik
Wu-Yuin Hwang, Chaknarin Kongcharoen, Gheorghita Ghinea
Mimi Recker, Min Yuan, Lei Ye
Ünal Çakıroğlu
Rohan Jowallah
Stefanie A. Hillen, Melodee Landis
Deepak Prasad, Tsuyoshi Usagawa
Svetlana M. Stanišić Stojić, Gordana Dobrijević, Nemanja Stanišić, Nenad Stanić
Kimberly F Colvin, John Champaign, Alwina Liu, Qian Zhou, Colin Fredericks, David E Pritchard
Shane Dawson, George Siemens
Paul Prinsloo, Sharon Slade

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 15, Number 4
 
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Mediating knowledge through peer-to-peer interaction in a multicultural online learning environment

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe continuous growth of online learning and its movement towards cross-border and cross-culture education has recently taken a new turn with the epic hype that currently surrounds the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Beattie-Moss, 2013). This development brings to focus the experiences of international students who take online courses designed and offered within the paradigm of Western pedagogy. More...

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