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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Aug 01, 2004 Volume 5, Number 2

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 18

  1. A Comparative Study of Dropout Rates and Causes for Two Different Distance Education Courses

    Christos Pierrakeas, Michalis Xeno, Christos Panagiotakopoulos & Dimitris Vergidis

    This paper reports the results of a survey conducted to examine the root causes leading to student dropout at a Greek distance education university. Data was gathered from two different courses –... More

  2. Evaluating Digital Authoring Tools

    Russ Wilde

  3. The Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Online Learning in a Blended Learning Context

    Richard Lynch & Myron Dembo

    This study reviewed the distance education and self-regulation literatures to identify learner self-regulation skills predictive of academic success in a blended education context. Five self... More

  4. Open University and Distance Education Coordination: strategies to consolidate distance education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

    Citlalli Berruecos

    This case study describes three main strategies used from March 2002 to November 2003 at the Open University and Distance Education Coordination (CUAED) of the National Autonomous University of... More

  5. Using Internet Audio to Enhance Online Accessibility

    Linda Schwartz

  6. Authors' Response to Eastmond's Commentary

    Alfred Rovai & Hope Jordan

  7. Faculty Opinions Towards Introducing e-learning at the University of Bahrain

    Muain Jamlan

    E-Learning is an important tool for delivery, interaction, and facilitation of both teaching and learning processes. Faculty members at the University of Bahrain’s College of Education are being... More

  8. Reviewer Commentary on Rovai and Jordan

    Dan Eastmond

  9. Interaction and Immediacy in Online Learning

    Robert Woods & Jason Baker

    This article presents the concepts of interaction and immediacy and discusses their theoretical frameworks, implications, and relationship with one another. The authors propose the development of a... More

  10. Distance Education and Distributed Learning

    Ramesh Sharma

  11. Synchronous Conferencing by a Community Advocacy Group

    Patricia Fahrni

  12. Blended Learning and Sense of Community: A Comparative Analysis with Traditional and Fully Online Graduate Courses

    Alfred Rovai & Hope Jordan

    Blended learning is a hybrid of classroom and online learning that includes some of the conveniences of online courses without the complete loss of face-to-face contact. The present study used a... More

  13. Advancing Online Learning in Asia

    Insung Jung

  14. Growing Virtual Communities

    Debbie Garber

  15. A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-Based Distance Learning

    Mary Allan

    Supporting quality learning in online discussion forums is an intricate task, particularly for e-tutors aspiring to facilitate vigorous interactive learning environments. I argue that the key to... More

  16. Internet Audio Products (3/3)

    Linda Schwartz, Adrienne de Schutter, Patricia Fahrni & Jim Rudolph

    Two contrasting additions to the online audio market are reviewed: "iVocalize", a browser-based audio-conferencing software, and "Skype", a PC-to-PC Internet telephone tool. These products are... More

  17. Open University and Distance Education Coordination: Strategies Used to Consolidate Distance Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

    Citlalli Berruecos

    This case study describes three main strategies used from March 2002 to November 2003 at the Open University and Distance Education Coordination (CUAED) of the National Autonomous University of... More

  18. Washington Online Virtual Campus: Infusing Culture in Dispersed Web-Based Higher Education

    Shalin Hai-Jew

    Started in 1997, Washington Online Virtual Campus (WAOL) consists of a consortium of 34 community colleges around Washington State to provide asynchronous online learning. WAOL bears many of the... More