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Engaging learner support: An investigation of faculty-library collaboration to provide live course-specific learner support within the online classroom environment
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (Aug 14, 2014) pp. 46–57
Collaboration between faculty and learner support can create platforms for delivering seamless services for e-learners. Providing access to learning materials and activities with collocated tailored learner support creates an environment where e...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 21, No. 2 (Nov 27, 2017) pp. 1–3
Change and more change. This editorial, like the last, notes several changes happening within the Journal and in the wider context of open, flexible, and distance learning. A quick look at some of the social commentary on change provides the...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 22, No. 1 (Aug 23, 2018) pp. 1–5
Digital fluency affects us all \u2013 as our world becomes more online, our skills to be able to navigate in this world may determine how well we participate, contribute and succeed. In this Editorial we look at the Digital Technologies Hangarau...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jul 01, 2017) pp. 1–6
The times they are a-changin\u2019. It\u2019s a prophetic song, and one that\u2019s been around long enough to attest to times that are always changing, as very little stands still for long. In this Editorial there are many changes noted, including...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (Aug 25, 2016) pp. 1–7
Although the potential to increase equitable access to education is threatened by economic and technical developments, the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is working to address these threats. This editorial describes actions over the ...
The Transformation of an Online Learning Community from an Organised Facility to an Organic Fraternity
Distance Education Vol. 37, No. 1 (2016) pp. 60–72
An online community of learning within a distance doctoral programme was explored to determine if and how the community evolved and transformed over time. This part-time doctoral programme gathers students into cohorts and runs a structured...
Obtaining high retention and completion rates in a New Zealand ODL environment: A case study of strategies employed by Information and Library Studies Faculty at the Open Polytechnic
Sandra Maathuis-Smith; Shannon Wellington; Amanda Cossham; Alison Fields; Jan Irvine; Sarah Welland; Mary Innes
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 1 (2011) pp. 31–45
Open and distance learning (ODL) provides unique challenges for student retention and course completion. In an increasingly competitive educational environment, measures such as retention and completion form the basis for the evaluation of...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 22, No. 2 (Dec 13, 2018) pp. 1–9
This editorial of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL) provides an overview of the FLANZ2018 biennial conference held at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 9–11 April, 2018. The conference theme, From Inception...