13 novembre 2018

Open and Distance Learning in French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article is a literature review on open distance learnings (ODL) in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa (FSSA). The state of research on this question highlights many topics, such as the supporting reasons for the creation of ODL systems and their potentials. Success, difficulties, and issues linked to their implementation also hold a crucial place in this research. More...

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Reflection on MOOC Design in Palestine

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper will share Discover Palestine, an interdisciplinary Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) and the first MOOC to be created in Palestine, by the E-Learning Centre, Faculty from the Department of Geography, and Department of Tourism and Archaeology from An-Najah National University in Palestine. The paper traces the process of development of the Discover Palestine MOOC from its early inception as a cross institutional online course, to its current delivery and engagement with a global and diverse group of learners. Using a descriptive case study design and thematic analysis, the reflective experiences of four course team members involved as facilitators/designers in the design and delivery of the MOOC are shared. More...

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Empirical Analysis on Factors Impacting on Intention to Use M-learning in Basic Education in Egypt

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIt is apparent that m-learning will continuously have a massive role in terms of development in teaching and learning methods for education. Student's intention to use this technology is the main factor that eventually leads to a success in implementing m-learning. The objectives of this particular research are to come up with the development and examination towards a research model to uncover the factors that have important effects on the intention to use mobile learning for basic education in Egypt. More...

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IRRODL - Vol 19, No 4 (2018)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 19, Issue 4
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Shazia K Jan, Panos Vlachopoulos
Bakare Kazeem Kayode
Daniëlle Verstegen, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Herco Fonteijn, Geraldine Clarebout, Annemarie Spruijt
Marina Lepp, Tauno Palts, Piret Luik, Kaspar Papli, Reelika Suviste, Merilin Säde, Kaspar Hollo, Vello Vaherpuu, Eno Tõnisson
Stephanie Blackmon
Curtis J. Bonk, Meina Zhu, Minkyoung Kim, Shuya Xu, Najia Sabir, Annisa R Sari
Juan Antonio Valdivia Vázquez, María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya, Jaime Ricardo Valenzuela González
David Wiley, John Levi Hilton III
Dongho Kim
Wei-Hsi Hung, Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, Yao-De Huang
Tami Oliphant, Jennifer Branch-Mueller
Mpine Makoe, Thulile Shandu
Sha Zhu, Harrison Hao Yang, Jason MacLeod, Yinghui Shi, Di Wu
Fengliang Li

Book Notes

Book Review: Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science
Nelson R. Jorge, Martijn Ouwehand

Technical Notes

HEARABLES FOR ONLINE LEARNING
Rory McGreal

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Eight Patterns of Open Textbook Adoption in British Columbia

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSince the launch of the BC Open Textbook Project in 2012, the adoption of open textbooks has steadily grown within public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. An analysis of adoption records over a five-year period reveals that open textbooks have been adopted across all types of institutions, including research universities, teaching universities, colleges, and institutes, and across a diverse set of disciplines, with the largest numbers in the sciences and social sciences. More...

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Exploring Information Seeking Behavior of Farmers’ in Information Related to Climate Change Adaptation Through ICT (CHAI)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn Tanzania, agriculture sector is known for employing more than 70% of the total population. Agriculture sector faces many challenges including climate change. Climate change causes low productivity in agriculture; low productivity is caused due to poor implementation of agricultural policies and strategies. More...

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A Playful Approach to Fostering Motivation in a Distance Education Computer Programming Course

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe central role of motivation to learn in distance education has been noted, and gamification has been proposed as one approach to promote student motivation. This study explores promoting motivation in a distance education, third-year computer programming course via a gamified approach to improve coursework participation and student experience. More...

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Analysing the Importance-Competence Gap of Distance Educators With the Increased Utilisation of Online Learning Strategies

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe competence of distance educators has a significant impact on learners’ success. The paradigm shift for universities to become distance and electronic learning environments justifies the urgency to address competency gaps in distance educators’ competencies efficiently. From a strategic human resource development perspective, the systems theory is used to explain the idea of maximising outputs with the minimum inputs (Biddle, 1986). More...

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Social Media Adoption by the Academic Community: Theoretical Insights and Empirical Evidence From Developing Countries

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe paper investigates the impact of virtual environmental characteristics such as collaboration, communication, and resource sharing on social media adoption by the academic community at the university level. Building on the social constructivist paradigm and technology acceptance model, we propose a conceptual model to assess social media adoption in academia by incorporating collaboration, communication, and resource sharing as predictors of social media adoption, whereas perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness act as mediators in this relationship. More...

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Technology Matters – The Impact of Transactional Distance on Satisfaction in Online Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTransactional distance (TD), the perception of psychological distance between the student and his peers, his instructor/teacher, and the learning content, has long been a prominent construct in research on distance education. Today, distance education primarily takes place over the internet, with technology mediating engagement and communication. More...

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