06 avril 2016

Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper examines how access to, and use of, open educational resources (OER) content may be enhanced for nonnative learners in developing countries from a learner perspective. Using analysis of the open education concept, factors that affect access to OER content, and universal standards for delivering multimedia learning, the author demonstrates that the open concept, access, and participation in OER content follow a three-level relationship. More...

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Personal Spaces in Public Repositories as a Facilitator for Open Educational Resource Usage

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningLearning object repositories are a shared, open and public space; however, the possibility and ability of personal expression in an open, global, public space is crucial. The aim of this study is to explore personal spaces in a big learning object repository as a facilitator for adoption of Open Educational Resources (OERs) into teaching practices and to gain more insight into different types of OER user behaviors by analyzing the users' behaviors in the Bookmark Collection of MERLOT. More...

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The Role of Social Media for Collaborative Learning to Improve Academic Performance of Students and Researchers in Malaysian HE

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSocial media is widely considered to improve the collaborative learning among students and researchers. However, there is a surprising lack of empirical research in Malaysian higher education to improve performance of students and researchers through the effective use of social media that facilitates desirable outcomes. More...

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Exploring the Roles of Social Participation in Mobile Social Media Learning: A Social Network Analysis

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSocial media is increasingly becoming an essential platform for social connectivity in our daily lives. The availability of mobile technology has further fueled its importance – making it a ubiquitous tool for social interaction. More...

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“An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead”

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe paper of Barber, Donnelly & Rizvi (2013): “An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead”  addresses some significant issues in higher education and poses some challenging questions to ODL (Open and Distance Learning) administrators, policy makers and of course to ODL faculty in general. More...

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Appreciative Leadership: Supporting Education Innovation

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAppreciative Leadership is unique among leadership theories both past and present. This uniqueness includes its strength-based practice, search for the positive in people and organizations, and the role this plays in organizational innovation and transformation. More...

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Design Considerations for Integrating Twitter into an Online Course

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWhile the use of Twitter for communication and assessment activities in online courses is not new, it has not been without its challenges. This is increasingly true of high enrolment courses. The use of a Twitter Evaluation application which leverages a Learning Management System’s (LMS’s) application programming interface (API) provides a solution which reduces the administrative overhead associated with tracking students’ Tweets and allows the grader to focus on the assessment of the Tweets’ quality. More...

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Stories from Students in Their First Semester of Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOnline and distance learning is becoming increasingly common. Some would say it has quickly become the preferred or 'new normal' mode of study throughout the world. However, surprisingly little is known about what actually happens to first year distance students once they have enrolled in tertiary institutions; what motivates them and how they actually experience the transition to formal study by distance. More...

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Student Enrollment and Dropout: An Evaluation Study of Diploma in Computer Science and Application Program at Bangladesh Open U

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe aim of this study is to investigate the present status of DCSA program focusing on student enrollment, dropout and completion trends.  The study tries to explore the factors that attract or pull students to enroll in the program and push them to dropout from the program. Secondary data analysis and interview are used to generate data. More...

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Alteration of Influencing Factors of Continued Intentions to Use e-Learning for Different Degrees of Adult Online Participation

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of the present study was to investigate the alteration of influencing factors of continued intention to use e-learning for different degrees of participation of adults. Participants included 670 learners from an adult professional development website. Data was collected based on questionnaires and analyzed by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). More...

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