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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

May 27, 2009 Volume 10, Number 3

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 23

  1. Journals for Computer-Mediated Learning: Publications of Value for the Online Educator

    Matt Elbeck & B Mandernach

    In contrast with traditional academic disciplines, online educators do not have a generally accepted list of scholarly journals, which is in part a result of the multidisciplinary nature of the... More

  2. Effect of Instructor-Personalized Multimedia in the Online Classroom

    B Mandernach, Park University

    There is considerable evidence that well-designed multimedia resources can enhance learning outcomes, yet there is little information on the role of multimedia in influencing essential motivational... More

  3. The Retention of Experienced Faculty in Online Distance Education Programs: Understanding Factors that Impact their Involvement

    Tim Green, California State University, Fullerton; Jeffery Alejandro & Abbie Brown, East Carolina University

    The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education... More

  4. A Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

    Michael Barbour, Wayne State University

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  5. Preferences of Residents in Four Northern Alberta Communities Regarding Local Post-Secondary Programming

    Patrick Fahy, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada; Nancy Steel, Athabasca University; Patricia Martin, Banshee Consulting

    The western Canadian province of Alberta has used some of the proceeds from exploitation of its extraordinary natural resources to make available a range of post-secondary training and education... More

  6. Virtual Spaces: Employing a Synchronous Online Classroom to Facilitate Student Engagement in Online Learning

    J McBrien, University of South Florida; Rui Cheng, Nazareth College; Phyllis Jones, University of South Florida

    This research study is a collaborative project between faculty in social foundations, special education, and instructional technology in which we analyze student data from six undergraduate and... More

  7. Appropriate Distance Education Media in the Philippines and Mongolia

    Brenda McDonald, Athabasca University

  8. Can Mobile Learning Enhance Nursing Practice Education?

    Richard Kenny & Caroline Park, Athabasca University

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  9. Online Teaching Effectiveness: A Tale of Two Instructors

    Paul Gorsky & Ina Blau, Open University of Israel

    Upon completion of a graduate level course at the Open University of Israel, one instructor received very high student ratings while the other received very low ratings. We utilized this... More

  10. Video-Driven Multimedia, Web-Based Training in the Corporate Sector: Pedagogical Equivalence and Component Effectiveness

    Katherine Pang, University of Texas at Tyler

    The purpose of this study was to assess the pedagogical equivalence, as determined by knowledge gains, and the pedagogical effectiveness of certain components in a video-driven multimedia, web... More

  11. Distance Education in China and India: Collectivism and Connectivism

    Deborah Carter, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada

  12. Using Second Life to Promote Students’ Engagement

    Martha Burkle, SAIT Polytechnic

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  13. Creating Effective Collaborative Learning Groups in an Online Environment

    Jane Brindley, University of Oldenburg; Lisa Blaschke, Kreative Kommunikation; Christine Walti, Anne Arrundel College

    Collaborative learning in an online classroom can take the form of discussion among the whole class or within smaller groups. This paper addresses the latter, examining first whether assessment... More

  14. Sage without a Stage: Expanding the Object of Teaching in a Web-Based, High-School Classroom

    Elizabeth Murphy & Maria Rodriguez-Manzanares, Memorial University of Newfoundland

    This paper reports on a study that uses cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to make sense of e-teachers’ activity in a context of high-school distance education. Data collection involved... More

  15. The Ratings Game

    Terry Anderson, Athabasca University

  16. Research Areas in Distance Education: A Delphi Study

    Olaf Zawacki-Richter, FernUniversität in Hagen

    This study had three purposes: Firstly, to develop a categorization of research areas in distance education; secondly, to identify the most important research areas in distance education; and... More

  17. Presence Pedagogy: Building Communities of Practice in Virtual Worlds

    Amy Cheney & Rob Sanders, Appalachian State; John Tashner & Nita Matzen, Appalachian State University; Steve Bronack, Clemson University

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  18. Teachers’ and Students’ Experiences of Simultaneous Teaching in an International Distance and On-Campus Master’s Programme in Engineering

    Oleg Popov, Umeå University

    Swedish universities frequently offer campus-based education as well as online courses, a system commonly referred to as dual mode. This paper analyses some challenging pedagogical aspects of a... More

  19. Transparency in Cooperative Online Education

    Christian Dalsgaard, Aarhus University; Morten Paulsen, The Norwegian School of Information Technology

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the following question: What is the potential of social networking within cooperative online education? Social networking does not necessarily involve... More

  20. Re-Thinking E-Learning Research

    Norm Friesen

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