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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Oct 14, 2009 Volume 10, Number 5

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability

    Norm Friesen, Thompson Rivers University

    In an attempt to understand the potential of OER for change and sustainability, this paper presents the results of an informal survey of active and inactive collections of online educational... More

  2. Athabasca University's Open Access Week Presentations

    Terry Anderson, Athabasca University

  3. Peer-To-Peer Recognition of Learning in Open Education

    Jan Schmidt, United Nations University MERIT; Christine Geith, Michigan State University; Stian Håklev, University of Toronto; Joel Thierstein, Rice University

    Recognition in education is the acknowledgment of learning achievements. Accreditation is certification of such recognition by an institution, an organization, a government, a community, etc. There... More

  4. Openness and the Future of Higher Education

    David Wiley & John Hilton III, Brigham Young University

  5. Incentives and Disincentives for the Use of OpenCourseWare

    Anne Arendt & Brett Shelton, Utah State University

    This article examines Utah residents’ views of incentives and disincentives for the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW), and how they fit into the theoretical framework of perceived innovation attributes... More

  6. Openness, Dynamic Specialization, and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education

    David Wiley & John Hilton III, Brigham Young University

    Openness is a fundamental value underlying significant changes in society and is a prerequisite to changes institutions of higher education need to make in order to remain relevant to the society... More

  7. The Impact of Openness on Bridging Educational Digital Divides

    Andy Lane, The Open University

    Openness has been a feature of higher education for many decades, particularly through the establishment of open universities, although there remain debates about what openness means in practice.... More

  8. From Open Content to Open Course Models: Increasing Access and Enabling Global Participation in Higher Education

    Tannis Morgan, British Columbia Institute of Technology; Stephen Carey, University of British Columbia

    Two of the major challenges to international students’ right of access to higher education are geographical/economic isolation and academic literacy in English (Carey, 1999, Hamel, 2007). The... More

  9. Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions

    Judy Baker, Foothill College; Joel Thierstein, Rice University and Connexions; Kathi Fletcher, Manpreet Kaur & Jonathan Emmons, Connexions

    To address the high cost of textbooks, Rice University’s Connexions and the Community College Open Textbook Project (CCOTP) collaborated to develop a proof-of-concept free and open textbook. The... More

  10. The Technological Dimension of a Massive Open Online Course: The Case of the CCK08 Course Tools

    Antonio Fini, University of Florence

    In 2008, a new term emerged in the already crowded e-learning landscape: MOOC, or massive open online course. Lifelong learners can now use various tools to build and manage their own learning... More