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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Aug 15, 2017 Volume 18, Number 5


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Investigating Students’ Perceptions of Motivating Factors of Online Class Discussions

    Joohi Lee & Leisa Martin, University of Texas at Arlington

    One of the goals of teacher education is to prepare our citizens to communicate in a variety of ways. In our present society, communication using digital media has become essential. Although online... More

  2. The Use of Social Media in E-Learning: A Metasynthesis

    Ernest Mnkandla & Ansie Minnaar, University of South Africa

    The adoption of social media in e-learning signals the end of distance education as we know it in higher education. However, it appears to have very little impact on the way in which open and... More

  3. The Effects of Extraneous Load on the Relationship Between Self-Regulated Effort and Germane Load Within an E-Learning Environment

    Christopher Lange, Joongbu University; Jamie Costley & Seung-Lock Han, Kongju National University

    Online instructors need to avoid unclear and confusing explanations of content, which can reduce the quality of learning. Extraneous load is reflective of poor instruction, in that it directs... More

  4. Nonnative English-Speaking Students’ Lived Learning Experiences With MOOCs in a Regular College Classroom

    Moon-Heum Cho & Moon-Kyoung Byun, Sungkyunkwan University

    The goal of this study was to gain in-depth understanding about nonnative English-speaking students\u2019 lived experiences with massive open online courses (MOOCs) in a regular college classroom. ... More

  5. Using Learning Analytics for Preserving Academic Integrity

    Alexander Amigud & Joan Arnedo-Moreno, Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Rambla del Poblenou, 156, 08018 Barcelona, Spain; Thanasis Daradoumis, Greece; Ana-Elena Guerrero-Roldan, Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Rambla del Poblenou, 156, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

    This paper presents the results of integrating learning analytics into the assessment process to enhance academic integrity in the e-learning environment. The goal of this research is to evaluate... More

  6. An Evaluation of the Impact of “Learning Design” on the Distance Learning and Teaching Experience

    Grace Clifton, The Open University

    This paper evaluates the implementation of Learning Design on the production of a core FHEQ level 6 (QAA, 2008)[1] unit of study at a UK distance learning institution. By comparing student (n=656) ... More

  7. Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects

    Gema Santos-Hermosa, University of Barcelona; Nria Ferran-Ferrer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOCX; Ernest Abadal, University of Barcelona

    This article provides an overview of the current state of repositories of open educational resources (ROER) in higher education at international level. It analyses a series of educational... More

  8. Supporting Capacity Building in Health Service Provision in Eritrea via Distance Learning Master’s Programmes: The Challenges and Rewards

    Jo Corlett & Linda Martindale, University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

    A qualitative study investigating the experiences and effects on practice of Eritrean healthcare professionals studying for a postgraduate degree by distance learning is reported. The programme is ... More

  9. Revisiting Sensemaking: The case of the Digital Decision Network Application (DigitalDNA)

    Elizabeth Archer & Glen Barnes, University of South Africa

    During this age of data proliferation, heavy reliance is placed on data visualisation to support users in making sense of vast quantities of information. Informational Dashboards have become the... More

  10. Student and Faculty Perceptions of OpenStax in High Enrollment Courses

    C. Watson, University of Georgia; Denise Domizi, Director of Faculty Development, University System of Georgia; Sherry Clouser, Assistant Director of Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia

    As public funding for higher education decreases and the cost to students to attend college increases, universities are searching for strategies that save students money while also increasing their... More

  11. Trends and Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses: Review and Content Analysis of Research on MOOCs (2008-2015)

    Aras Bozkurt & Ela Akgn-zbek, Anadolu University; Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

    To fully understand the phenomenon of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is important to identify and map trends and patterns in research on MOOCs. This study does so by reviewing 362... More

  12. Massive, Open, Online, and National? A Study of How National Governments and Institutions Shape the Development of MOOCs

    Cathrine Tmte, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, NIFU; Arne Fevolden, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) University of Oslo and The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU).; Siri Aanstad, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, NIFU

    We explore interpretations of MOOCs around the globe and, in particular, interpretations of MOOCs in Norway. Based on a review of previous studies relevant to these topics, we present two... More

  13. Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

    Catherine Cronin, National University of Ireland, Galway

    Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of... More

  14. Khan Academy Videos in Chinese: A Case Study in OER Revision

    Allen Rao, NetEase Open Online Courses; John Hilton, Brigham Young University; Sarah Harper

    Over the past decade, great progress has been made in improving the quality and availability of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER proponents often discuss the ability for users to revise and... More

  15. Learner Behaviour in a MOOC Practice-oriented Course: In Empirical Study Integrating TAM and TPB

    Hsi-Hsun Yang; Chung-Ho Su, Shu-Te University

    Few practice-oriented courses are currently integrated into online learning platforms, such as OpenCourseWare, Khan Academy, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It is worthwhile to explore how... More