06 avril 2016

A generic framework for extraction of knowledge from social web sources (social networking websites)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMining social web data is a challenging task and finding user interest for personalized and non-personalized recommendation systems is another important task. Knowledge sharing among web users has become crucial in determining usage of web data and personalizing content in various social websites as per the user’s wish. More...

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Guidelines towards the facilitation of interactive online learning programmes in higher education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe creation of online platforms that establish new learning environments has led to the proliferation of institutions offering online learning programmes. However, the use of technologies for teaching and learning requires sound content specialization, as well as grounding in pedagogy. While gains made by constructivism and observational learning are well documented, research addressing online practices that best encourage constructivist and observational learning in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) contexts is limited. More...

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Professional task-based curriculum development for distance education practitioners at master’s level: A design-based research

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningCurriculum development for distance education (DE) practitioners is more and more focusing on practical requirements and competence development. Delphi and DACUM methods have been used at some universities. More...

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Online text processing: A study of Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe internet has developed into an important source of knowledge in recent times. It is used not just for engaging and entertaining users, but also for promoting language learning, especially for English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL and EFL) learners spending long hours using internet, 85% of all web pages are in English. This experimental research investigated EFL learners’ experiences of vocabulary learning while surfing and text processing. More...

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“Remember to hand out medals”: Peer rating and expertise in a question-and-answer study group

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports on an exploratory study of giving medals as part of a peer rating system in a question-and-answer (Q&A) study group on Python, a programming language. There are no professional teachers tutoring learners. More...

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Influencing factors in OER usage of adult learners in Korea

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen Educational Resources (OER) is terminology that refers to educational resources (content and software) distributed through the Internet, free of charge and freely accessible, expanding learning opportunities for adult learners. This terminology first appeared around 2002, although its roots can be traced to the open architecture of the Internet. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 16, No 2 (2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 16, Number 2
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

Byoung Wook Kim, Won Gyu Lee, Byeong Rae Lee, Jin Gon Shon
Kerry Lynn de Hart, Yuraisha B Chetty, Elizabeth Archer
Deborah Engle, Chris Mankoff, Jennifer Carbrey
Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Ulrik Schroeder, Marold Wosnitza
Yu-ching Chen
Tom H Brown, Lydia S Mbati
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Wolfgang Müskens, Ulrike Krause, Uthman Alturki, Ahmed Aldraiweesh
Hale Ilgaz, Yasemin Gülbahar
Tolga Güyer, Bilal Atasoy, Sibel Somyürek
Mehmet Barış Horzum, Gülden Kaya Uyanik
Konstantina Orfanou, Nikolaos Tselios, Christos Katsanos
Javubar Sathick, Jaya Venkat
Lydia Mbati, Ansie Minnaar
Xiaoying Feng, Guangxin Lu, Zhihong Yao
Abbas Ali Ahangar, Mehri Izadi
Marisa Ponti

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A bibliometric mapping of open educational resources

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen educational resources (OER) is a topic that has aroused increasing interest by researchers as a powerful contribution to improve the educational system quality and openness, both in face to face and distance education. The goal of this research is to map publications related to OER, dating from 2002 to 2013, and available through the Web of Science and Scopus scientific databases as well as in the OER Knowledge Cloud open repository. More...

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Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen educational resources are not available “as such”. Their provision relies on a technological infrastructure of related services that can be described as an informational ecosystem. A closed informational ecosystem keeps educational resources within its boundary. An open informational ecosystem relies on the concurrence of independent stakeholders that jointly provide (meta-) information also beyond its boundaries. More...

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Understanding reusability as a key factor for open education: A review

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article describes both the process and the results of an extensive literature review on reusability as one of the key factors for the creation of open content in the context of open and distance learning. Qualitative analysis of texts was made from 1992 to early 2014 in order to identify meanings associated with reusability and its evolution over time. Results show that reusability is not a univocal concept and its meaning has evolved from its early years, especially focusing over the last decade on adaptation processes. More...

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