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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Apr 12, 2011 Volume 12, Number 4

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Some frontiers in open and distance learning in the North

    Steinar Thorvaldsen, University of Tromso; Griff Richards, Athabasca University

  2. Remote from What? Perspectives of Distance Learning Students in Remote Rural Areas of Scotland

    Ronald Macintyre & Janet Macdonald, The Open University in Scotland, United Kingdom

    Distance learning is seen as the obvious answer for remote learners, and the use of online media is expected to overcome any access difficulties imposed by geographical distance. However, this... More

    pp. 1-16

  3. Decolonizing cyberspace: Online support for the Nunavut MEd

    Alexander McAuley, University of Prince Edward Island; Fiona Walton

    Offered between 2006 and 2009 and graduating 21 Inuit candidates, the Nunavut Master of Education program was a collaborative effort made to address the erosion of Inuit leadership in the K-12... More

    pp. 17-34

  4. Attracting, preparing, and retaining under-represented populations in rural and remote Alberta-North communities

    Nancy Steel; Patrick Fahy, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada

    For several years, the government of the western Canadian province of Alberta has drafted policies and conducted research on the problem of populations under-represented in adult education. This... More

    pp. 35-53

  5. Helping autism-diagnosed teenagers navigate and develop socially using e-learning based on mobile persuasion

    Peter hrstrm, Aalborg University

    The HANDS (Helping Autism-diagnosed teenagers Navigate and Develop Socially) research project involves the creation of an e-learning toolset that can be used to develop individualized tools to... More

    pp. 54-71

  6. Internet technology-based projects in learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University

    Lena Zamorshchikova, Olga Egorova & Marina Popova

    This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign... More

    pp. 72-76

  7. Educating the citizen of academia online?

    Mariann Solberg, University of Troms

    The Arctic is a vast, sparsely populated area. The demographic situation points to online distance education as a solution to support lifelong learning and to build competence in the region. An... More

    pp. 77-87

  8. Re-thinking sustainable education systems in Iceland: The Net-University project

    Frank Rennie, Lews Castle College; Sigurbjrg Jhannesdttir & Stefania Kristinsdottir

    The recent economic crisis in Iceland has raised issues of the sustainability of Icelandic Higher Education to new levels of importance. The Net-University Project was an EU Leonardo-funded... More

    pp. 88-105