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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 14, 2013 Volume 14, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Green curriculum: Sustainable learning in higher education

    Willa Louw, University of South aFRICA

    The United Nations (UN) constituted 2005–2014 as the decade for educational sustainable development when bridges have to be built between academic institutions and their communities. In this... More

    pp. 1-15

  2. A predictive study of student satisfaction in online education programs

    Yu-Chun Kuo, Jackson State University; Andrew Walker & Brian Belland, Utah State University; Kerstin Schroder, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    This paper is intended to investigate the degree to which interaction and other predictors contribute to student satisfaction in online learning settings. This was a preliminary study towards a... More

    pp. 16-39

  3. On-the-job e-learning: Workers' attitudes and perceptions

    Josep-Maria Batalla-Busquets & Carmen Pacheco-Bernal, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    The use of e-learning for on-the-job training has grown exponentially in the last decade due to it being accepted by people in charge of businesses. Few papers have explored virtual training from... More

    pp. 40-64

  4. An OER architecture framework: Need and design

    Pankaj Khanna & P Basak, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Maidangarhi, New Delhi 110068, India

    This paper describes an open educational resources (OER) architecture framework that would bring significant improvements in a well-structured and systematic way to the educational practices of... More

    pp. 65-83

  5. Development of ODL in a newly industrialised country according to face-to-face contact, ICT, and e-readiness

    J van Zyl & Christoffel Els, School of Continuing Teacher Education, North-West University; A Blignaut, School of Continuing Teacher Education, North-West University.

    A large number of unqualified and under-qualified in-service teachers are holding back socio-economical development in South Africa, a newly industrialized country. Open and distance learning (ODL)... More

    pp. 84-105

  6. Employability in online higher education: A case study

    Ana Silva; Pedro Lourtie, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)., Portugal; Luisa Aires, Universidade Aberta (Portugal), Portugal

    Over the past 15 years, learning in distance education universities has become more interactive, flexible, collaborative, and participative. Nevertheless, some accounts have highlighted the... More

    pp. 106-125

  7. Identifying barriers to the remix of translated open educational resources

    Tel Amiel, UNICAMP

    Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and... More

    pp. 126-144

  8. Uses of published research: An exploratory case study

    Patrick Fahy, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada

    Academic publications are too often ignored by other researchers. There are various reasons: Researchers know that conclusions may eventually be proved wrong; publications are sometimes retracted; ... More

    pp. 145-166

  9. A framework for developing competencies in open and distance e-learning

    Patricia Arinto, University of the Philippines - Open University

    Many open universities and distance education institutions have shifted from a predominantly print-based mode of delivery to an online mode characterised by the use of virtual learning environments... More

    pp. 167-185

  10. Peer Portal: Quality enhancement in thesis writing using self-managed peer review on a mass scale

    Naghmeh Aghaee & Henrik Hansson, Stockholm University

    This paper describes a specially developed online peer-review system, the Peer Portal, and the first results of its use for quality enhancement of bachelor’s and master’s thesis manuscripts. The... More

    pp. 186-203

  11. Learning in multiple communities from the perspective of knowledge capital

    Hayriye Ozturk, University of Ankara; Huseyin Ozcinar, Pamukkale University

    In a learning system, multiple communities represent a networked structure of learning experiences. Individuals belong to multiple communities connected though complex relationships consisting of... More

    pp. 204-221

  12. A multimedia approach to ODL for agricultural training in Cambodia

    Helena Grunfeld, Victoria University, Melbourne; Maria Ng, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Singapore Branch

    Open distance learning (ODL) has long been an important option for formal and non-formal education (NFE) in most developed and developing countries, but less so in post-conflict countries,... More

    pp. 222-238

  13. Automatic evaluation for e-learning using latent semantic analysis: A use case

    Mireia Farrús, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Marta R. Costa-jussà, Barcelona Media Innovation Center

    Assessment in education allows for obtaining, organizing, and presenting information about how much and how well the student is learning. The current paper aims at analysing and discussing some of ... More

    pp. 239-254

  14. “Opening” a new kind of school: The story of the Open High School of Utah

    DeLaina Tonks & Sarah Weston, Open High School of Utah; David Wiley, Brigham Young University; Michael Barbour, Wayne State University

    The use of online learning at the primary and secondary school level is growing exponentially in the United States. Much of this growth is with full-time online schools, most of which are operated ... More

    pp. 255-271