26 février 2016

A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-Based Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSupporting quality learning in online discussion forums is an intricate task, particularly for e-tutors aspiring to facilitate vigorous interactive learning environments. I argue that the key to successful online discussion forums is the ability of e-tutors to provide learners with feedback well informed in the meaning making and knowledge advancement processes emanating from learner interactions. More...

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Distance Learning for Teacher Training in Brazil

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningProformação is a distance teacher certification course aimed at providing training to 27,000 uncertified teachers in 15 Brazilian states. This innovative program organizes human and technical resources for delivering distance education in a cost-effective manner. More...

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Broadband: A Solution for Rural e-Learning?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningRural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online courses. It also considers more informal kinds of learning that broadband facilitates in rural areas. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 5, No 1 (2004)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Low Cost Distance Education Strategies: the use of appropriate information and communication technologies
Thomas Hülsmann

Research Articles

Helen Lentell, Jennifer O'Rourke
Rashid Aderinoye, Kester Ojokheta
Robin Mason, Frank Rennie
Alvana Maria Bof

Research Notes

Interim Report: A Case Study of Internet-Based Distance Education Program Development in Vietnam
Ramona R. Materi, Patrick J. Fahy

Book Notes

Reusing Online Resources: A sustainable approach to e-learning
Sanjaya Mishra
The future of learning: From eLearning to mLearning
Murugan Krishnapillai
Reflections on Teaching and Learning in an Online Master Program: A Case Study
Dianne Conrad

Technical Notes

Best Practices in Online Conference Moderation
Adrienne De Schutter, Patricia Fahrni, Jim Rudolph
Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria
Linda Schwartz, Sharon Clark, Mary Cossarin, Jim Rudolph
Speak2Me: Using Synchronous Audio for ESL Teaching in Taiwan
Deborah K. LaPointe, Katherine R.B. Greysen, Kerrin A. Barrett
Integrated Learning Management Systems
Sharon Clark, Mary Cossarin, Harry Doxsee, Linda Schwartz
Vendor-Assisted Evaluation of a Learning Management System
Patricia Fahrni, Jim Rudolph, Adrienne De Schutter

Full Issue

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IRRODL Volume 5, Number 1

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An E-Learning Experience: A written analysis based on my experience in an e-Learning Pilot Project

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis article reports the experience of an e-Learning pilot project selected by the Educational Technology Unit (EduTech) of the Centre for Academic Development (CAD), University of Botswana (UB). This e-Learning package was designed and delivered in connection with the three-credit course “Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education” (EPI-642), which is required for the first year of the master’s program in the Department of Primary Education. More...

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The Personalized System of Instruction: Review and Applications to Distance Education

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe present paper (a) outlines the basic features of the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI); (b) provides a brief history of PSI; and (c) describes the application of PSI to distance education. Some common misconceptions about PSI are also addressed. PSI is presented as a helpful universally applicable set of instructional practices that are well suited to distance teaching and learning. More...

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Differences Between Traditional and Distance Education Academic Performances: A Meta-Analytic Approach

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis meta-analysis research estimated and compared the differences between the academic performance of students enrolled in distance education courses relative to those enrolled in traditional settings, as demonstrated by their final course grades/ scores within the 1990-2002 period. More...

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Conceptual Integration in Online Interdisciplinary Study: Current Perspective, Theories, and Implications for Future Research

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe University of Oklahoma's College of Liberal Studies was established as an academic unit in 1960, and provides interdisciplinary education to non-traditional students with programs for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Liberal Studies. In the Fall of 2003, the College offered both degrees in a fully online format, with no student residency requirements. More...

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On the Concepts of Usability and Reusability of Learning Objects

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning“Reusable learning objects” oriented towards increasing their potential reusability are required to satisfy concerns about their granularity and their independence of concrete contexts of use. Such requirements also entail that the definition of learning object “usability,” and the techniques required to carry out their “usability evaluation” must be substantially different from those commonly used to characterize and evaluate the usability of conventional educational applications. More...

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Learner Support Services for Online Students: Scaffolding for success

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningA critical component of an effective retention program for online students is a learner support services program. While many factors contribute to attrition, at the top of the list are level of interaction and support. To this end, some students in distance learning programs and courses report feelings of isolation, lack of self-direction and management, and eventual decrease in motivation levels. More...

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