28 septembre 2017

Talent Management Implementation at an Open Distance E-Learning Higher Educational Institution

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe war for talent remains a challenge that many organisations face but more so for distance education institutions to deliver on its mandate to provide effective online academic offerings. The question that remains is: How can intellectual capital be managed effectively in order to recruit and retain talent that is necessary for success. More...

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The Online Student Connectedness Survey: Evidence of Initial Construct Validity

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in online degree and certification programs. The purpose of this study was to examine data from the instrument for initial evidence of validity and reliability and to establish a nomological network between the OSCS, the Classroom Connectedness Survey (CCS), and the Community of Inquiry Survey (COI), which are similar instruments in the field. Results provided evidence of factor validity and reliability. More...

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Employing the EPEC Hierarchy of Conditions (Version II) To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Using Synchronous Technologies

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs e-learning maintains its popularity worldwide, and university enrolments continue to rise, online tertiary level coursework is increasingly being designed for groups of distributed learners, as opposed to individual students. Many institutions struggle with incorporating all facets of online learning and teaching capabilities with the range and variety of software tools available to them. More...

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Adaptive or Transactional Leadership in Current Higher Education: A Brief Comparison

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningHigher education institutions operate in a complex environment that includes influence from external factors, new technologies for teaching and learning, globalization, and changing student demographics to name a few. Maneuvering such complexity and change requires a leadership strategy that is flexible and supportive. This paper reviews two leadership theories in reference to this need: adaptive leadership theory and transactional leadership theory. More...

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 6 (2017)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 18, Issue 6
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

Tali Kahan, Tal Soffer, Rafi Nachmias
Elia Fernández-Díaz, Carlos Rodríguez-Hoyos, Adelina Calvo Salvador
Carol Johnson, Laurie Hill, Jennifer Lock, Noha Altowairiki, Christopher Ostrowski, Luciano da Rosa dos Santos, Yang Liu
Ahmed Al-Azawei, Patrick Parslow, Karsten Lundqvist
Anders Norberg, Birgit Stöckel, Marta-Lena Antti
Elena Barbera, Iolanda Garcia, Marc Fuertes-Alpiste
Panagiota Altanopoulou, Nikolaos Tselios
Scott Woodward, Adam Lloyd, Royce Kimmons
Upasana Gitanjali Singh, Mary Ruth de Villiers
Briju Thankachan, David Richard Moore
Paul Henry Leslie, Celiane Camargo-Borges
Zhiqiang Ma, Jing Wang, Qiyun Wang, Lili Kong, Yajie Wu, Hao Yang
Roberto Salazar-Márquez
Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch, Deepa R Despande, Jaewoo Do, Erin Garty, Jason M Mastrogiovanni, Stephanie J Teague
Juan-Francisco Martínez-Cerdá, Joan Torrent-Sellens
Chris Meintzer, Frances Sutherland, Dietmar Kennepohl

Field Notes

Anne-Mette Nortvig, René B Christiansen

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 5 (2017)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 18, Issue 5
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Catherine Cronin
Gema Santos-Hermosa, Núria Ferran-Ferrer, Ernest Abadal
C. Edward Watson, Denise P. Domizi, Sherry A. Clouser
Joohi Lee, Leisa Martin
Jo Corlett, Linda Martindale
Ernest Mnkandla, Ansie Minnaar
Christopher Lange, Jamie Costley, Seung-Lock Han
Grace Clifton
Alexander Amigud, Joan Arnedo-Moreno, Thanasis Daradoumis, Ana-Elena Guerrero-Roldan
Elizabeth Archer, Glen Barnes
Aras Bozkurt, Ela Akgün-Özbek, Olaf Zawacki-Richter
Moon-Heum Cho, Moon-Kyoung Byun
Cathrine Edelhard Tømte, Arne Martin Fevolden, Siri Aanstad
Hsi-Hsun Yang, Chung-Ho Su

Field Notes

Allen Rao, John Hilton III, Sarah Harper

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 4 (2017) Special Issue: Outcomes of Openness: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Empirical Outcomes of Openness
John Hilton III

Research Articles

David Annand, Tilly Jensen
Sarah Goodier
Jessie R Winitzky-Stephens, Jason Pickavance
Marcela Chiorescu
David Wiley, Ashley Webb, Sarah Weston, DeLaina Tonks
Daniel Patrick Kelly, Teomara Rutherford
Christina Hendricks, Stefan A. Reinsberg, Georg W Rieger
Feng-Ru Sheu, Meilun Shih
Eulho Jung, Christine Bauer, Allan Heaps
Lane Fischer, David Ernst, Stacie L Mason
Cailean Cooney
Gabrielle Vojtech, Judy Grissett
Rajiv Sunil Jhangiani, Surita Jhangiani
SuBeom Kwak

Notes from the Field

Jonathan Lashley, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Andrew B. Bennett, Brian L. Lindshield
Kim Grewe, William Preston Davis

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 3 (2017)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 18, Issue 3
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Michelle Jean Eady, Stuart Woodcock, Ashley Sisco
Tekeisha Denise Zimmerman, Kim Nimon
David Adelstein, Michael K. Barbour
Barney Erasmus, Lynette Naidoo, Pierre Joubert
Qiyun Wang, Choon Lang Quek, Xiaoyong Hu
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Iria Estévez-Ayres, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Carmen Fernández-Panadero
Subeom Kwak

Book Notes

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs, and Transformation
Yoram M Kalman
Designing Teaching and Learning for a Digital Age
Serpil Kocdar
Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces
Yu-Chang Hsu

Notes from Leadership in Open and Distance Learning

Editorial: Leadership Notes
Martha Cleveland-Innes
Olof Balter
Natalie Khan

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Is China punishing a US university for Dalai Lama visit?

There is speculation that the Chinese government may be punishing the University of California, San Diego, for inviting the Dalai Lama to be its 2017 commencement speaker after claims emerged that the China Scholarship Council may have put a freeze on funding scholars to the institution, writes Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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How can universities nurture international students?

There’s never been a more important time for United Kingdom universities to nurture their international student population. With the number of applications from European Union students falling after Brexit and the government’s approach to immigration deterring some of those from further afield, the quality of the student experience is key for recruitment and retention, writes Ruth Stokes for the Guardian. More...

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