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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Aug 15, 2014 Volume 15, Number 4

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 29

  1. Two perspectives on e-learning design: A synopsis of a U.S. and a European analysis

    Stefanie Hillen, Department od Education and Humanities University of Agder, Norway; Melodee Landis, University of Nebraska Omaha College of Education

    This article seeks to examine e-learning design arising from two educational traditions: the United States of America and Europe. The research question is: Broadly, what kinds of pedagogy,... More

  2. Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers at the University of the South Pacific

    Deepak Prasad & Tsuyoshi Usagawa, Kumamoto University

    Textbook prices have soared over the years, with several studies revealing many university students are finding it difficult to afford textbooks. Fortunately, two innovations – open educational... More

  3. Crowdteaching: Supporting teaching as designing in collective intelligence communities

    Mimi Recker & Min Yuan, Utah State University; Lei Ye

    The widespread availability of high-quality Web-based content offers new potential for supporting teachers as designers of curricula and classroom activities. When coupled with a participatory Web ... More

  4. Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of representation and means of interaction and reflection in online role-play

    Linda Koechli & Maureen Glynn, Ryerson University

    This paper outlines an action research project involving the development of an educational online role-playing website, known as Lake Devo. Designed in keeping with constructivist principles, the... More

  5. Educational triage in open distance learning: Walking a moral tightrope

    Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa; Sharon Slade, Open University

    Higher education, and more specifically, distance education, is in the midst of a rapidly changing environment. Higher education institutions increasingly rely on the harvesting and analyses of... More

  6. Learners’ views regarding the use of social networking sites in distance learning

    Büşra Özmen & Bünyamin Atıcı, Fırat University

    In this study, it was aimed to examine the use of learning management systems supported by social networking sites in distance education and to determine the views of learners regarding these... More

  7. An investigation into the management of online teaching and learning spaces: A case study involving graduate research students

    Rohan Jowallah, University of Central Florida

    This research evaluates the strategies implemented to support the research activities of postgraduate students pursuing online master’s programs in the University of the West Indies Open Campus, as... More

  8. Characteristics and activities of teachers on distance learning programs that affect their ratings

    Svetlana Stanišić Stojić, Singidunum University; Gordana Dobrijević, Nemanja Stanišić & Nenad Stanić, Singidunum University, Belgrade

    This paper presents an analysis of teachers’ ratings on distance learning undergraduate study programs: 7,156 students enrolled in traditional and 528 students enrolled in distance learning studies... More

  9. To enhance collaborative learning and practice network knowledge with a virtualization laboratory and online synchronous discussion

    Wu-Yuin Hwang, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University; Chaknarin Kongcharoen, bDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central Unive; Gheorghita Ghinea, School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics ,Brunel University

    Recently, various computer networking courses have included additional laboratory classes in order to enhance students’ learning achievement. However, these classes need to establish a suitable... More

  10. Analytics to literacies: The development of a learning analytics framework for multiliteracies assessment

    Shane Dawson, University of South Australia; George Siemens, University of Texas, Arlington

    The rapid advances in information and communication technologies, coupled with increased access to information and the formation of global communities, have resulted in interest among researchers... More

  11. Learning in an introductory physics MOOC: All cohorts learn equally, including an on-campus class

    Kimberly Colvin, John Champaign & Alwina Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Qian Zhou, Tsinghua University, China; Colin Fredericks, Harvard University; David Pritchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    We studied student learning in the MOOC 8.MReV Mechanics ReView, run on the edX.org open source platform. We studied learning in two ways. We administered 13 conceptual questions both before and... More

  12. Considering high school students’ experience in asynchronous and synchronous distance learning environments: QoE prediction model

    Toni Malinovski, Marina Vasileva, Tatjana Vasileva-Stojanovska & Vladimir Trajkovik

    Early identification of relevant factors that influence students’ experiences is vitally important to the educational process since they play an important role in learning outcomes. The purpose of ... More

  13. Using wikis for online group projects: Student and tutor perspectives

    Karen Kear, Helen Donelan & Judith Williams, The Open University

    This paper presents a study of the use of wikis to support online group projects in two courses at the UK Open University. The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a wiki in... More

  14. An investigation into social learning activities by practitioners in open educational practices

    Bieke Schreurs, Welten Institute, Open University, The Netherlands; Antoine Van den Beemt, Eindhoven School of Education, Eindhoven University of Technology; Fleur Prinsen, Welten Institute, Open University, The Netherlands; Gabi Witthaus & Grainne Conole, Leicester University; Maarten de Laat, Welten Institute, Open University, The Netherlands

    By investigating how educational practitioners participate in activities around open educational practices (OEP), this paper aims at contributing to an understanding of open practices and how these... More

  15. Analyzing the effect of learning styles and study habits of distance learners on learning performances: A case of an introductory programming course

    Ünal Çakıroğlu

    This study examined the relationships among learning styles, study habits, and learning performances in an online programming language course. Sixty-two sophomore students who enrolled in an online... More

  16. An Investigation into Social Learning Activities by Practitioners in Open Educational Practices

    Bieke Schreurs, Antoine Van den Beemt, Fleur Prinsen, Gabi Witthaus, Gráinne Conole & Maarten De Laat

    By investigating how educational practitioners participate in activities around open educational practices (OEP), this paper aims at contributing to an understanding of open practices and how these... More

    pp. 1-20

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  17. Learners' Views Regarding the Use of Social Networking Sites in Distance Learning

    Büsra Özmen & Bünyamin Atici

    In this study, it was aimed to examine the use of learning management systems supported by social networking sites in distance education and to determine the views of learners regarding these... More

    pp. 21-42

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  18. Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of Representation and Means of Interaction and Reflection in Online Role-Play

    Linda Koechli & Maureen Glynn

    This paper outlines an action research project involving the development of an educational online role-playing website, known as Lake Devo. Designed in keeping with constructivist principles, the... More

    pp. 43-69

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  19. Using Wikis for Online Group Projects: Student and Tutor Perspectives

    Karen Kear, Helen Donelan & Judith Williams

    This paper presents a study of the use of wikis to support online group projects in two courses at the UK Open University. The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a wiki in... More

    pp. 70-90

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  20. Considering High School Students' Experience in Asynchronous and Synchronous Distance Learning Environments: QoE Prediction Model

    Toni Malinovski, Marina Vasileva, Tatjana Vasileva-Stojanovska & Vladimir Trajkovik

    Early identification of relevant factors that influence students' experiences is vitally important to the educational process since they play an important role in learning outcomes. The... More

    pp. 91-112

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