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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Nov 02, 2015 Volume 16, Number 4


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries

    Kwame Nti, Department of Career and Information Studies, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia., Georgia

    This paper examines how access to, and use of, open educational resources (OER) content may be enhanced for nonnative learners in developing countries from a learner perspective. Using analysis of ... More

  2. How factors of personal attitudes and learning environments to affect gender difference toward mobile learning acceptance

    Shu-Sheng Liaw, General Education Center, China Medical University; Hsiu-Mei Huang, Department of Information Management, National Taichung University of Technology

    Mobile technology for learning empowers the shift from traditionally pure instructor-centered classroom teaching to fully learner-centered educational settings. Although mobile learning (m-learning... More

  3. The Role of Social Media for Collaborative Learning to Improve Academic Performance of Students and Researchers in Malaysian Higher Education

    Waleed Al-Rahmi, Mohd Othman & Lizawati Yusuf, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

    Social media is widely considered to improve the collaborative learning among students and researchers. However, there is a surprising lack of empirical research in Malaysian higher education to... More

  4. Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks

    Rebecca Pitt, The Open University (UK)

    This paper presents the results of collaborative research between OpenStax College, who have published 16 open textbooks to date, and the OER Research Hub, a Hewlett funded open research project... More

  5. Alteration of Influencing Factors of Continued Intentions to Use e-Learning for Different Degrees of Adult Online Participation

    Chi-Cheng Chang, Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development National Taiwan Normal University

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the alteration of influencing factors of continued intention to use e-learning for different degrees of participation of adults. Participants... More

  6. Exploring the Roles of Social Participation in Mobile Social Media Learning: A Social Network Analysis

    Helmi Norman, Faculty of Science and Technology Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole Dorset BH12 5BB United Kingdom; Norazah Nordin & Rosseni Din, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia; Mohamad Ally, Center for Distance Education Athabasca University; Huseyin Dogan, School of Design, Engineering, and Computing Faculty of Science and Technology Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole Dorset BH12 5BB

    Social media is increasingly becoming an essential platform for social connectivity in our daily lives. The availability of mobile technology has further fueled its importance – making it a... More

  7. Personal Spaces in Public Repositories as a Facilitator for Open Educational Resource Usage

    Anat Cohen, Tel Aviv University; Sorel Reisman, California State University; Barbra Bied Sperling, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

    Learning object repositories are a shared, open and public space; however, the possibility and ability of personal expression in an open, global, public space is crucial. The aim of this study is... More

  8. Stories from Students in Their First Semester of Distance Learning

    Mark Brown, Helen Hughes, Mike Keppell, Natasha Hard & Liz Smith

    Online and distance learning is becoming increasingly common. Some would say it has quickly become the preferred or 'new normal' mode of study throughout the world. However, surprisingly little is ... More

  9. Design Considerations for Integrating Twitter into an Online Course

    Linda Rohr, Jane Costello & Thomas Hawkins, Memorial University

    While the use of Twitter for communication and assessment activities in online courses is not new, it has not been without its challenges. This is increasingly true of high enrolment courses. The... More

  10. An Investigation of University Student Readiness towards M-learning using Technology Acceptance Model

    Shakeel Iqbal, Iqra University Islamabad Campus; Zeeshan Ahmed Bhatti

    M-learning is learning delivered via mobile devices and mobile technology. The research indicates that this medium of learning has potential to enhance formal as well as informal learning. However,... More

  11. Appreciative Leadership: Supporting Education Innovation

    Tracy Orr & Marti Cleveland-Innes

    Appreciative Leadership is unique among leadership theories both past and present. This uniqueness includes its strength-based practice, search for the positive in people and organizations, and the... More

  12. Exploring new learning paradigms in ODL: A reflection on the paper of Barber, Donnelly and Rizvi (2013): “An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead”.

    Tom Brown, UNISA

    The paper of Barber, Donnelly & Rizvi (2013): “An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead” addresses some significant issues in higher education and poses some... More

  13. Student Enrollment and Dropout: An Evaluation Study of Diploma in Computer Science and Application Program at Bangladesh Open University

    Mohammad Rashid, Monira Jahan, Md Islam & Meherin Ratna, Bangladesh Open University

    Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the present status of DCSA program focusing on student enrollment, dropout and completion trends. The study tries to explore the factors that... More

  14. Usability Evaluation of the Student Centered e-Learning Environment

    Inas Junus, Harry Santoso, R Isal & Andika Utomo, Faculty of Computer Science Universitas Indonesia

    Student Centered e-Learning Environment (SCeLE) has substantial roles to support learning activities at Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia (Fasilkom UI). Although it has been used... More