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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jan 15, 2014 Volume 15, Number 1

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 15

  1. A case study of integrating Interwise: Interaction, internet self-efficacy, and satisfaction in synchronous online learning environments

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

    This paper reports research on the implementation of a web-based videoconferencing tool (Interwise) for synchronous learning sessions on an industrial technology course offered through a university... More

  2. A cultural-historical activity theory investigation of contradictions in open and distance higher education among alienated adult learners in Korea National Open University

    K Joo, The Pennsylvania State University

    Drawing upon cultural-historical activity theory, this research analyzed the structural contradictions existing in a variety of educational activities among a group of alienated adult students in... More

  3. Introducing a learning management system at a Russian university: Students' and teachers' perceptions

    Natalya Emelyanova & Elena Voronina, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 25/12 Bolshaja Pecherskaja Ulitsa, Nizhny Novgorod 603155, Russian Federation

    Learning management systems (LMS) have been proven to encourage a constructive approach to knowledge acquisition and support active learning. One of the keys to successful and efficient use of LMS ... More

  4. Student satisfaction with a web-based dissertation course: Findings from an international distance learning master's programme in public health

    Roger Harrison, Isla Gemmell & Katie Reed, University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    IntroductionOnline distance learning (e-learning) is now an established method for providing higher education, in the UK and across the world. The focus has largely been on developing the... More

  5. Benchmarking the habits and behaviours of successful students: A case study of academic-business collaboration

    Elizabeth Archer, Yuraisha Chetty & Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa

    Student success and retention is a primary goal of higher education institutions across the world. The cost of student failure and dropout in higher education is multifaceted including, amongst... More

  6. Rethinking dropout in online higher education: The case of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    Josep Grau-Valldosera & Juli Minguilln

    In recent years, several studies have been carried out into the reasons why students drop out of online higher education, following the rise in the relative weight of this form of education.... More

  7. How well do Canadian distance education students understand plagiarism?

    Cheryl Kier, Athabasca University

    This project ascertains how well students taking online, distance education courses at a Canadian university recognize plagiarised material and how well they paraphrase. It also assesses the types ... More

  8. An exploratory study of effective online learning: Assessing satisfaction levels of graduate students of mathematics education associated with human and design factors of an online course

    Joohi Lee, University of Texas at Arlington

    This exploratory research project investigated graduate students’ satisfaction levels with online learning associated with human (professor/instructor and instructional associate) and design... More

  9. The reciprocal and correlative relationship between learning culture and online education: A case from Saudi Arabia

    Amani Hamdan

    The purpose of this paper is to build on the insights of educators regarding the relationship between culture and online learning. More specifically, this paper aims to explore the ways in which... More

  10. Design and implementation of a simulation-based learning system for international trade

    Guo-Heng Luo, National Chiao Tung University; Eric Liu & Hung-Wei Kuo; Shyan-Ming Yuan, National Chiao Tung University

    In the traditional instructional method used in international trade, teachers provide knowledge to learners by lecturing using slides and setting assignments; however, these methods merely deliver ... More

  11. Roles and student identities in online large course forums: Implications for practice

    Jacqueline Baxter, THE OPEN UNIVERSITY UK Department of Social Policy and Criminology; Jo Haycock, The Open University UK

    The use of large online discussion forums within online and distance learning continues to grow. Recent innovations in online learning such as the MOOC (massive open online course) andconcomitant... More

  12. Challenges and instructors’ intention to adopt and use open educational resources in higher education in Tanzania

    Joel Mtebe & Roope Raisamo, University of Tampere

    Higher education in Tanzania like in many other Sub-Saharan countries suffers from unavailability of quality teaching and learning resources due to lack of tradition, competence, and experience to ... More

  13. Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses

    Katy Jordan, The Open University, UK, United Kingdom

    The past two years have seen rapid development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) with the rise of a number of MOOC platforms. The scale of enrolment and participation in the earliest... More

  14. Post-secondary distance education in a contemporary colonial context: Experiences of students in a rural First Nation in Canada

    Jesse Simon, Elsipogtog First Nation; Kevin Burton, Atlantic Canada First Nations Help Desk; Emily Lockhart & Susan O'Donnell, University of New Brunswick

    Post-secondary distance education gives students and their families living in remote and rural regions the option to stay in their communities while they study instead of moving closer to the... More

  15. Multi-country experience in delivering a joint course on software engineering – numerical results

    Zoran Budimac, Zoran Putnik & Mirjana Ivanović, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science; Klaus Bothe, Institute of Informatics, Humboldt University Berlin; Katerina Zdravkova & Boro Jakimovski, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, ‘Ss Cyril and Methodious’ University in Skopje

    A joint course, created as a result of a project under the auspices of the ‘Stability Pact of South-Eastern Europe’ and DAAD, has been conducted in several Balkan countries: in Novi Sad, Serbia,... More