26 février 2016

Middle-Out Approaches to Reform of University Teaching and Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn recent years, Australian universities have been driven by a diversity of external forces, including funding cuts, massification of higher education, and changing student demographics, to reform their relationship with students and improve teaching and learning, particularly for those studying off-campus or part-time. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 6, No 1 (2005)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Guest Editors' Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Strategic Enterprises Down Under
Jeanne McConachie, Patrick Alan Danaher

Research Articles

Rick Cummings, Rob Phillips, Rhondda Tilbrook, Kate Lowe
Ted Nunan
Ian C. Reid
Alistair Inglis
Alan Smith
Jeanne McConachie, Patrick Alan Danaher, Jo Luck, David Jones
Michael Singh, Jinghe Han

Research Notes

Andrew R. Brown, Bradley D. Voltz

Book Notes

Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning
Zane L. Berge
Online Education Using Learning Objects
Sanjaya Mishra

Technical Notes

Contrasting LMS Marketing Approaches
Brain Carriere, Carl Challborn, James Moore, Theodorus Nibourg
Open Source Software: Fully featured vs. "the devil you know"?
Michael Hotrum, Brian Ludwig, Jon Baggaley
Breaking Down the LMS Walls
Michael Hotrum
Conferencing Tools and the Productivity Paradox
Theodorus Nibourg
CanCore in Canada and Around the World
Norm Friesen

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 6, Number 1

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Selecting Research Areas and Research Design Approaches in Distance Education: Process Issues

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this paper is to study the process used for selecting research areas and methodological approaches in distance education in India. Experts from the field of distance education in India were interviewed at length, with the aim of collecting qualitative data on opinions on process-issues for selecting areas for research, research design, and appropriate methodological approaches in distance education. More...

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Telling Story! Voice in Photography: An online visual art critical studies program evaluation

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article highlights the current dialogue about educational technology and ways of knowing in visual art education. The authors outline and evaluate the development and testing phases of a hypertextual online visual art course offered at the then Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
(http://www.eciad.ca/www/) in the summer of 2001. More...

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Use of Distance Education by Religions of the World to Train, Edify, and Educate Adherents

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIslamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jewish, and Christian organizations are all experimenting with distance education for various reasons and to different extents, due to religious, economic, and political factors. Religious institutions worldwide are not only turning to the World Wide Web (WWW) to place information concerning religious beliefs and provide virtual services for their constituents but are also getting more involved in formally educating their members at a distance. More...

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Learning and Affective Support Online in Small Group and Class Contexts

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study was designed to evaluate the use of asynchronous discussion in distance education in terms of student perceptions of its value for learning and for affective support. At the end of the third and sixth years of a distance delivered teacher education programme, students completed a survey to determine the extent to which the nature and characteristics of the online aspects of the programme contributed to learning and afforded affective support. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 5, No 3 (2004)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Research Articles

Editorial -- CIDER is born
Terry Anderson
Bill Anderson, Mary Simpson
P. Clint Rogers, Scott L. Howell
Sandra Semchuk, Laural Tien
Rory McGreal
Brent G. Wilson, Stacey Ludwig-Hardman, Christine L. Thornam, Joanna C. Dunlap

Research Notes

B.K. Passi, Sudarshan Mishra

Book Notes

Online Education and Learning Management Systems: Global e-Learning in a Scandinavian Perspective
Daniel Peraya
Papers and Debates on the Economics and Costs of Distance and Online Learning
Alaa Sadik
Theory and Practice of Online Learning
Morten Paulsen

Technical Notes

Advanced Accessibility Features for Inclusive Distance Education
Linda Schwartz
Assistive Software for Disabled Learners
Sharon Clark, Jon Baggaley
Defining a Theological Education Community
John Palka
Marriage Mentorship at a Distance
Harry Doxsee
The International Learning Object Metadata Survey
Norm Friesen
WebCT: A major shift of emphasis
Barbara Morningstar, Jeremy Schubert, Kristine Thibeault

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 5, Number 3

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A Comparative Study of Dropout Rates and Causes for Two Different Distance Education Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper reports the results of a survey conducted to examine the root causes leading to student dropout at a Greek distance education university. Data was gathered from two different courses – an undergraduate course leading to a Bachelors degree in Informatics (characterized by high dropout rates), and a postgraduate course leading to a Masters degree in education (characterized by low dropout rates). A comparative analysis of these two different courses revealed important similarities in dropout percentages and the reasons cited by students for dropping out. More...

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Faculty Opinions Towards Introducing e-learning at the University of Bahrain

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningE-Learning is an important tool for delivery, interaction, and facilitation of both teaching and learning processes. Faculty members at the University of Bahrain’s College of Education are being encouraged to become involved in e-learning activities. To assess faculty opinions on e-learning, a questionnaire was sent to 30 faculty members of the University’s College of Education to determine how they perceive e-learning, and how they might choose to integrate it into their everyday teaching activities. More...

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Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article presents the concepts of interaction and immediacy and discusses their theoretical frameworks, implications, and relationship with one another. The authors propose the development of a new conceptual model and recommend additional antecedent research. More...

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