06 avril 2016

An Investigation of University Student Readiness towards M-learning using Technology Acceptance Model

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningM-learning islearning delivered via mobile devices and mobile technology. The research indicates that this medium of learning has potential to enhance formal as well as informal learning.  However, acceptance of m-learning greatly depends upon personal attitude of students towards this medium; therefore this study focuses only on the individual context in which role of student’s readiness towards m-learning is investigated using Technology acceptance model (TAM). More...

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Usability Evaluation of the Student Centered e-Learning Environment

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningStudent Centered e-Learning Environment (SCeLE) has substantial roles to support learning activities at Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia (Fasilkom UI). Although it has been used for about 10 years, the usability aspect of SCeLE as an e-Learning system has not been evaluated. More...

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How factors of personal attitudes and learning environments affect gender difference toward mobile learning acceptance

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMobile technology for learning empowers the shift from traditionally pure instructor-centered classroom teaching to fully learner-centered educational settings. Although mobile learning (m-learning) accessing Internet resources anytime and anywhere, the issue of the relationship between gender perspectives and m-learning environments has been a controversial topic. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 16, No 4 (2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 16, Number 4
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

Mark Brown, Helen Hughes, Mike Keppell, Natasha Hard, Liz Smith
Mohammad Mamunur Rashid, Monira Jahan, Md. Anwarul Islam, Meherin Munjarin Ratna
Chi-Cheng Chang
Inas Sofiyah Junus, Harry B. Santoso, R. Yugo K. Isal, Andika Yudha Utomo
Shakeel Iqbal, Zeeshan Ahmed Bhatti
Shu-Sheng Liaw, Hsiu-Mei Huang
Rebecca Pitt
Kwame Nti
Anat Cohen, Sorel Reisman, Barbra Bied Sperling
Waleed Al-Rahmi, Mohd Shahizan Othman, Lizawati Mi Yusuf
Helmi Norman, Norazah Nordin, Rosseni Din, Mohamad Ally, Huseyin Dogan

Notes from Leadership in Open and Distance Learning

Editorial: Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Notes
Marti Cleveland-Innes
Tom H Brown
Tracy Orr, Marti Cleveland-Innes

Notes from the Field

Linda Elizabeth Rohr, Jane Costello, Thomas Hawkins

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University of Toronto instructors’ experiences with developing MOOCs

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningWe interviewed eight University of Toronto (U of T) instructors who have offered MOOCs on Coursera or EdX between 2012 and 2014 to understand their motivation for MOOC instruction, their experience developing and teaching MOOCs, and their perceptions of the implications of MOOC instruction on their teaching and research practices. More...

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A paradigm shift: Adoption of disruptive learning innovations in an ODL environment: The case of the University of South Africa

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe aim of this article is to shed some light on patterns of and major motives for the adoption of different types of disruptive learning innovations by Unisa academics. To realise the aim of the study, the following questions were addressed: What are the reasons for adopting disruptive learning innovations? What is the level of interaction with disruptive innovations? What training do Unisa academics require on disruptive innovations? A qualitative approach was adopted by conducting focus group interviews with 76 Unisa academics. More...

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Roles of course facilitators, learners, and technology in the flow of information of a cMOOC

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningDistributed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are based on the premise that online learning occurs through a network of interconnected learners. The teachers’ role in distributed courses extends to forming such a network by facilitating communication that connects learners and their separate personal learning environments scattered around the Internet. More...

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Let’s talk about digital learners in the digital era

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports on a literature review of the concept of “Digital Natives” and related terms. More specifically, it reports on the idea of a homogeneous generation of prolific and skilled users of digital technology born between 1980 and 1994. In all, 127 articles published between 1991 and 2014 were reviewed. On the basis of the findings, there appears to be no commonly-accepted definition of a “Digital Native”. More...

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Exploring intensive longitudinal measures of student engagement in blended learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn this exploratory study we used an intensive longitudinal approach to measure student engagement in a blended educational technology course, collecting both self-report and observational data.  The self-report measure included a simple survey of Likert-scale and open-ended questions given repeatedly during the semester. More...

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The use of a mobile learning management system at an online university and its effect on learning satisfaction and achievement

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study investigates online students’ acceptance of mobile learning and its influence on learning achievement using an information system success and extended technology acceptance model (TAM). Structural equation modeling was used to test the structure of individual, social, and systemic factors influencing mobile learning’s acceptance, and how said acceptance influences learning satisfaction and achievement. More...

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