06 avril 2016

Factors Influencing Teachers’ Use of Multimedia Enhanced Content in Secondary Schools in Tanzania

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTanzania is faced with a severe shortage of qualified in-service school science and mathematics teachers. While science and mathematics account for 46% of the curriculum, only 28% of teachers are qualified to teach these subjects. In order to overcome this challenge, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) implemented a project to use multimedia-enhanced content to upgrade subject content knowledge of science and mathematics teachers in secondary schools. More...

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Evaluation of Intelligent Grouping Based on Learners’ Collaboration Competence Level in Online Collaborative Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this paper we explore the impact of an intelligent grouping algorithm based on learners’ collaborative competency when compared with (a) instructor based Grade Point Average (GPA) method level and (b) random method, on group outcomes and group collaboration problems in an online collaborative learning environment. More...

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Comparative Analysis of Pedagogical Strategies Across Disciplines in Open Distance Learning at UnisaODL at Unisa

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRe-engineering technological strategies in teaching and learning in an open distance learning (ODL) environment is paramount as the demand for access to quality higher education escalates drastically on a year to year basis. More...

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Experience with a Massive Open Online Course in Rural Rwanda

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe growing utilization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is opening opportunities for students worldwide, but the completion rate for MOOCs is low (Liyanagunawardena, Adams, & Williams, 2013). Partners In Health (PIH) implemented a “flipped” MOOC in Rwanda that incorporated in-class sessions to facilitate participant completion. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 17, No 2 (2016)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 17, Issue Number 2
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Kemlall Ramdass, Fulufhelo James Masithulela
Rita Ndagire Kizito
Maina Elizaphan Muuro, Robert Obwocha Oboko, Peter Waiganjo Wagacha
Joel Samson Mtebe, Betty Mbwilo, Mussa M. Kissaka
Francesca Pozzi, Andrea Ceregini, Lucia Ferlino, Donatella Persico
Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu
Moon-Heum Cho, Scott Tobias
Sami Şahin, Çelebi Uluyol
Patricia Brazil Arinto
Suvdmaa Tuul, Otgontugs Banzragch, Tsogzolmaa Saizmaa
George Veletsianos, Peter Shepherdson

Field Notes

Christine Warugaba, Brienna Naughton, Bethany Hedt Gauthier, Ernest Muhirwa, Cheryl L Amoroso

Book Notes

Book Review – Online, Blended, and Distance Education: Building Successful Programs in Schools
Joshua C Elliott
Culture and Online Learning: Global Perspectives and Research
Svenja Marieke Bedenlier

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Using Positive Visual Stimuli to Lighten The Online Learning Experience through In Class Questioning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningUsing in-class questions is an efficient instructional strategy to keep abreast of the state of student learning in a class. Some studies have found that discussing in-class questions in synchronous learning is helpful. More...

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An Experimental Study of Satisfaction Response: Evaluation of Online Collaborative Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOn the one hand, a growing amount of research discusses support for improving online collaborative learning quality, and many indicators are focused to assess its success. On the other hand, thinkLets for designing reputable and valuable collaborative processes have been developed for more than ten years. More...

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Predictors of Teachers’ Participation in and Satisfaction

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe Effective Classroom Interactions (ECI) online courses were designed to provide an engaging, effective and scalable approach to enhancing early childhood teachers’ use of classroom practices that impact children’s school readiness. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 17, No 1 (2016)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue: Research Papers in Online Learning Performance and Behaviour

Table of Contents

Editorial

Research Papers in Online Learning Performance and Behaviour
Chia-Wen Tsai

Research Articles

Chen-Wei Hsieh, Sherry Y. Chen
Chia-Hung Lai, Ming-Chi Liu, Chia-Ju Liu, Yueh-Min Huang
Johannes Naumann, Ladislao Salmerón
Xusen Cheng, Xueyin Wang, Jianqing Huang, Alex Zarifis
Jerry Chih-Yuan Sun, Yu-Ting Wu
Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Bridget Hamre, Amy Roberts, Kathy Neesen
Miroslava Raspopovic, Svetlana Cvetanovic, Aleksandar Jankulovic
Muhammad Ayub Buzdar, Akhtar Ali, Riaz Ul Haq Tariq
Janine Lim
Piret Luik, Merle Taimalu
Il-Hyun Jo, Yeonjeong Park, Meehyun Yoon, Hanall Sung
Chin Lay Gan, Vimala Balakrishnan

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Opportunities and Threats of the MOOC Movement for Higher Education: The European Perspective

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement is the latest ‘big thing’ in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) which threatens to transform Higher Education. Both opportunities and threats are extensively discussed in literature, comprising issues on opening up education for the whole world, pedagogy and online versus campus education. Most of the literature focus on the origin of the MOOC movement in the US. The specific context of Europe with on the one hand autonomous countries and educational systems and on the other hand cross-border cooperation and regulations through the European Union differs from the US context. More...

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