06 avril 2016

Learners’ goal profiles and their learning patterns over an academic year

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe present study aimed to examine distance learners’ goal profiles and their contrasting patterns of learning and achievements at three different points during an academic year, i.e. in the beginning of the course in relation to learners’ general orientations to learning, at the middle of the course in relation to learners’ completion of an assignment, and towards the end of the course in relation to learners’ preparation for course examination. More...

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Exploring students’ intention to use LINE for academic purposes based on technology acceptance model

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe LINE application is often conceived as purely social space; however, the authors of this paper wanted to determine if it could be used for academic purposes. In this study, we examined how undergraduate students accepted LINE in terms of using it for classroom-related activities (e.g., submit homework, follow up course information queries, download materials) and explored the factors that might affect their intention to use it. More...

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Developing, using, and interacting in the flipped learning movement: Gaps among subject areas

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the current video collection of an open-access video website (TED-Ed).  The research questions focus on its content as evidence of development, its viewership as evidence of use, and flipping as evidence of interaction in informal learning. More...

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Are the most highly cited articles the ones that are the most downloaded? A bibliometric study of IRRODL

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningPublication of research, innovation, challenges and successes is of critical importance to the evolution of more effective distance education programming. Publication in peer reviewed journal format is the most prestigious and the most widespread form of dissemination in education and most other disciplines, thus the importance of understanding what is published and its impact on both researchers and practitioners. More...

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Who studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinarity in MOOC research and its changes over time

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe complexity of digital and online education is becoming increasingly evident in the context of research into networked learning/participation. Interdisciplinary research is often proposed as a way to address complex scientific problems and enable researchers to bring novel perspectives into a field other than their own. More...

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In abundance: Networked participatory practices as scholarship

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarship often remains unrecognized within institutional spheres of influence. Using ethnographic methods including participant observation, interviews, and document analysis, this study investigates networks as sites of scholarship. More...

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Expanding the interaction equivalency theorem

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlthough interaction is recognised as a key element for learning, its incorporation in online courses can be challenging. The interaction equivalency theorem provides guidelines: Meaningful learning can be supported as long as one of three types of interactions (learner-content, learner-teacher and learner-learner) is present at a high level. More...

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Conceptualizing and investigating instructor presence in online learning environments

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs online learning opportunities continue to grow it is important to continually consider instructor practices. Using case study methodology this study conceptualizes instructor presence, the intersection of social and teaching presence as defined within the Community of Inquiry literature, and is based in the implementation phase of online courses which is important to note since instructors often teach courses they did not design or develop. More...

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Massive open online course completion rates revisited: Assessment, length and attrition

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis analysis is based upon enrolment and completion data collected for a total of 221 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It extends previously reported work (Jordan, 2014) with an expanded dataset; the original work is extended to include a multiple regression analysis of factors that affect completion rates and analysis of attrition rates during courses. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 16, No 3 (2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 16, Number 3
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

George Veletsianos, Peter Shepherdson
Raidell Avello Martínez, Terry Anderson
Hsin-liang Chen, Kevin L. Summers
Willard Van De Bogart, Saovapa Wichadee
Clarence Ng
Won Sug Shin, Minseok Kang
Curtis R Henrie, Robert Bodily, Kristine C Manwaring, Charles R Graham
Eliana Esther Gallardo-Echenique, Luis Marqués-Molías, Mark Bullen, Jan-Willem Strijbos
Oleksandra Skrypnyk, Srećko Joksimović, Vitomir Kovanović, Dragan Gašević, Shane Dawson
Blessing Mbatha
Hedieh Najafi, Carol Rolheiser, Laurie Harrison, Stian Håklev
Jennifer C Richardson, Adrie A. Koehler, Erin D. Besser, Secil Caskurlu, JiEun Lim, Chad M. Mueller
Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez, Alejandro Armellini
Bonnie E Stewart

Research Notes

Katy Jordan

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