11 mars 2016

Three generations of distance education pedagogy

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines the learning experiences encapsulated in the learning design. More...

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The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSelf-directed learning on open online networks is now a possibility as communication and resources can be combined to create learning environments. But is it really? There are some challenges that might prevent learners from having a quality learning experience. This paper raises questions on levels of learner autonomy, presence, and critical literacies required in active connectivist learning. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 12, No 3 (2011)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue - Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial
George Siemens, Grainne Conole
i-iv

Research Articles

Julie Mackey, Terry Evans
1-18
Rita Kop
19-38
Roy Williams, Regina Karousou, Jenny Mackness
39-59
Diego Ernesto Leal Fonseca
60-79
Terry Anderson, Jon Dron
80-97
Frances Bell
98-118
Grainne Conole, Rebecca Galley, Juliette Culver
119-138
Andrew Ravenscroft
139-160
Bopelo Boitshwarelo
161-179

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 12, Number 3; Special Issue: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning
 
1-184

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10 mars 2016

The isolation of online adjunct faculty and its impact on their performance

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningUsing a grounded theory qualitative research approach, this article examines the experiences of 28 adjunct faculty members who work at the same university, exploring their views on whether periodically meeting face-to-face with management and peers has the potential to affect their motivation on the job and consequently the quality of education they provide to students. More...

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MarylandOnline's inter-institutional project to train higher education adjunct faculty to teach online

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports on an inter-institutional project to design, develop, pilot, and evaluate a state-wide online training course for higher education adjunct faculty who are preparing to teach their first online course. We begin with a brief literature review to contextualize the stated problem the project sought to address: the need for quality, accessible training for online adjunct faculty. More...

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Head of gold, feet of clay: The online learning paradox

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAlthough online learning (OL) is becoming widely accessible and is often viewed as cutting-edge, the actual number of regular faculty participating in this form of teaching remains small. Moreover, OL, despite its growing recognition, is often associated with high rates of student dissatisfaction and isolation, withdrawal, and attrition. More...

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Going online to make learning count

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAdult students often come to higher education with college-level learning that they have acquired outside of the classroom – from the workplace, military service, self-study, or hobbies. For decades, many forward-thinking colleges and universities have been offering services to evaluate that learning and award it college credit that counts towards a degree. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 12, No 1 (2011)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue - Prior, Experiential and Informal Learning in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies

Table of Contents

Editorial

The landscape of prior learning assessment: A sampling from a diverse field
Dianne Conrad
i-iv

Research Articles

Judith O. Brown
1-23
Linda Salter
24-41
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Eva Maria Baecker, Anke Hanft
42-60
Sara M. Leiste, Kathryn Jensen
61-79
Nan L. Travers, Bernard Smith, Leslie Ellis, Tom Brady, Liza Feldman, Kameylah Hakim, Bhuwan Onta, Maria Panayotou, Laurie Seamans, Amanda Treadwell
80-95
Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson
96-108
Dianne Conrad
109-123

Field Notes

Michelle Gordon, Martha Ireland, Mina Wong
124-127
Elaine Elizabeth Santa Mina, Carol Eifert, Martha Ireland, Carol Fine, Gail Wilson, Vaska Micevski, Ruth Wojtiuk, Martha Valderrama
128-138
Cathy Brigham, Rebecca Klein-Collins
139-143
Christine Wihak
144-150
Nan L. Travers, Marnie T. Evans
151-160

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 12, Number 1; Special Issue: Prior, Experiential, and Informal Learning in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies
 
1-165

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09 mars 2016

A review of trends in distance education scholarship at research universities in North America, 1998-2007

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article explores and summarizes trends in research and scholarship over the last decade (i.e., 1998-2007) for students completing dissertations and theses in the area of distance education. The topics addressed, research designs utilized, and data collection and analysis methods used were compiled and analyzed. Results from this study indicate that most of the distance education research conducted by graduate students in this period of time has been descriptive, often addressing the perceptions, concerns, and satisfaction levels of various stakeholders with a particular distance education experience. Studies of this type typically used self-report surveys and analyzed the data using descriptive statistics. More...

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Development of interactive and reflective learning among Malaysian online distant learners: An ESL instructor’s experience

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTechnology has brought tremendous advancements in online education, spurring transformations in online pedagogical practices. Online learning in the past was passive, using the traditional teacher-centred approach. However, with the tools available today, it can be active, collaborative, and meaningful. A well-developed task can impel learners to observe, to reflect, to strategize, and to plan their own learning. More...

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