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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jun 01, 2000 Volume 1, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Current Developments and Best Practice in Open and Distance Learning

    Armando Rocha Trinidade, Hermano Carmo & José Bidarra

    Through the many documents regularly emitted by those dedicated to this activity, it is comparatively easy to describe factual developments in the field of open and distance education in different ... More

  2. Theoretical Challenges for Distance Education in the 21st Century: A Shift from Structural to Transactional Issues

    Randy Garrison

    Randy Garrison Abstract The premise of this article is that theoretical frameworks and models are essential to the long-term credibility and viability of a field of practice. In order to... More

  3. Digital Learning Environments: New Possibilities and Opportunities

    Otto Peters

    This paper deals with the general problem whether and, if so, how far the impact of the digitised learning environment on our traditional distance education will change the way in which teachers... More

  4. Research in Distance Education: A Status Report

    Farhad Saba

    Since the 1950s and expansion of social science research, distance education has been studied in comparison to face-to-face or classroom instruction. Although researchers continue to conduct... More

  5. Rethinking the Research Agenda

    Hilary Perraton

    Research is seen as something grounded in theory that can lead to improved practice. Without a theoretical basis it is unlikely to go beyond data gathering. The theoretical insights leading to good... More

  6. Beauty Lies in the Eye of the Beholder

    Judith Calder

    Best practice can be defined as that combination of structure, educational technology and content of a learning opportunity, which, in certain contexts and for particular groups of learners, is... More