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American Journal of Distance Education

2012 Volume 26, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. The Vital Program: Transforming ICT Professional Development

    Pete Bradshaw, Peter Twining & Christopher S. Walsh

    Developing a model for effective large-scale continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers remains a significant obstacle for many governments worldwide. This article describes the... More

    pp. 74-85

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  2. Supporting Student Transition through Social Media

    Carolyn Woodley & CaAtherine Meredith

    Views about the role of Facebook and other social networking sites in education are extremely varied. Facebook threatens academic success and yet "certain kinds of Facebook use" can support study; ... More

    pp. 86-95

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  3. Virtual Worlds and Course Dialogue

    Nikolaos Tapsis, Konstantinos Tsolakidis & Chryssi Vitsilaki

    This study explores the effects of the use of Second Life (SL) as a learning environment on a course's dialogue. An experimental design within groups was used with thirty-seven graduate students... More

    pp. 96-109

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  4. Globally Networked Collaborative Learning in Industrial Design

    Erik Bohemia & Aysar Ghassan

    This article explores project-based cross-cultural and cross-institutional learning. Using Web 2.0 technologies, this project involved more than 240 students and eighteen academic staff from seven ... More

    pp. 110-125

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  5. Using Open Educational Resources in Course Syllabi

    Antonios Andreatos & Stavros Katsoulis

    The purpose of this article is (1) to review the advantages of using learning objects (LOs) and open educational resources (OER), (2) to propose the enrichment of course syllabi with LOs/OER, (3)... More

    pp. 126-139

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