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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. To Enhance Collaborative Learning and Practice Network Knowledge with a Virtualization Laboratory and Online Synchronous Discussion

    Wu-Yuin Hwang, Chaknarin Kongcharoen & Gheorghita Ghinea

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

    pp. 113-137

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  2. Crowdteaching: Supporting Teaching as Designing in Collective Intelligence Communities

    Mimi Recker, Min Yuan & 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

    pp. 138-160

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  3. Analyzing the Effect of Learning Styles and Study Habits of Distance Learners on Learning Performances: A Case of an Introductory Programming Course

    Ünal Çakiroglu

    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

    pp. 161-185

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  4. An Investigation into the Management of Online Teaching and Learning Spaces: A Case Study Involving Graduate Research Students

    Rohan Jowallah

    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... More

    pp. 186-198

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  5. Two Perspectives on E-Learning Design: A Synopsis of a U.S. and a European Analysis

    Stefanie A. Hillen & Melodee Landis

    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

    pp. 199-225

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  6. 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

    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

    pp. 226-247

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  7. Characteristics and Activities of Teachers on Distance Learning Programs That Affect Their Ratings

    Svetlana M. Stanišic Stojic, Gordana Dobrijevic, Nemanja Stanišic & Nenad Stanic

    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... More

    pp. 248-262

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  8. Learning in an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including an On-Campus Class

    Kimberly F. Colvin, John Champaign, Alwina Liu, Qian Zhou, Colin Fredericks & David E. Pritchard

    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

    pp. 263-283

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  9. Educational Triage in Open Distance Learning: Walking a Moral Tightrope

    Paul Prinsloo & Sharon Slade

    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

    pp. 306-331

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