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Indian Journal of Open Learning

2000 Volume 9, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Engagement in Web-based Education: Designing for Models of Student Learning

    Jacquelin McDonald & Shirley Reushle, Distance Education Centre, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

    Emerging information and communication technologies createopportunities for engagement with other learners and educational materials that have previouslybeen unavailable in distance eduction. Many ... More

    pp. 287-298

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  2. Designing a Virtual Environment for Management Education: A Learner-Centred Approach

    R. Walker & W. Baets, NOTION, The Nyenrode Institute for Knowledge Management and Virtual Educution, Nyenrode University, The Netherlands

    This paper records the experiences of students and faculty following a MBA course in Management Information Systems (MIS), which was delivered using a virtualcourse environment, The environment was... More

    pp. 299-318

  3. Developing Internet-based Study Materials as Novice Web-designers: Exeperiences of Twelve Sri Lankan Teacher Edcuators

    Shironica Goonetilake, Brian Ferry & John Hedberg, Faculty of Education, Unviersity of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia., Australia

    The communication revolution has stimulated teacher educationinstitutions in many countries in the world to integrate modern technology such as the Internet into their programmes. However, many... More

    pp. 319-338

  4. The Development of an Online Problem Based Learning Environment to Support the Development of Engineering Professional Practice Skills: The Virtual Engineering Consultancy Company (VECC)

    Robert Corderoy & Paul Cooper, Centre for Educational Development and lnteractive Resources Departrnent of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Wollongong, Australia

    A well designed PBL environment can assist and support students in building heuristics that will enhance their ability to solve problems in the real world. Problem based learning is situated in the... More

    pp. 339-350

  5. Web-based Student Learning: Accommodating Cultural Diversity

    Shirley Reushle & Jacquelin McDonald, Distance Education Centre, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

    Many institutions worldwide are responding to emerging information and communication technologies by adopting web-based education and training. Within the context of the University of Southern... More

    pp. 351-360

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  6. Cultural Sensitivity in Voluntary Virtual Professional Development Communities

    Nick Bowskill, Sheffield University, United Kingdom; Steve McCarty, 2Kagawa Junior College, Japan; Robert Luke, University of Lethbridge, Canada; Kinshuk Kinshuk, Massey University New Zealand; Kate Hand, CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants, Canada

    This paper explores some of the issues in working across time and space boundaries forprofessional development of online educators. It focuses on voluntary aspects of professional development... More

    pp. 361-380

  7. Challenges, Convergence and Integration of Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies in Online Learning

    S Pulist, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

    Internet, the most powerful computer network on the globe, provides the users a uniform, convenient and user-friendly way of accessing the vast resources world-wide. lnternet and world-wide~weba... More

    pp. 381-392

  8. Designing Accessible Web-Based Courses

    Mary Hricko, Kent State University, Genuga Campus, USA, United States

    Since "access to itrformation and communication is a civil right forpeople with disabilities," the integration of new technologies into the classroom must ensure that new barriers to access do not ... More

    pp. 393-402

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  9. Supporting Large Classes Using WebCT: A Case Study

    Robert Corderoy, Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources; Anne Porter & Anne Porter, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics; Geraldine Lefoe & Geraldine Lefoe, University of Wollongong, Australia., Australia

    Thispaperreports on the implementation of a WebCTclass site to support F2F lectures for a large {300+ students) first year Introductory Statistics subject (STAT731) based on extensive student... More

    pp. 403-414

  10. Competencies for Web-based Instructional Designers

    Madhu Parhar & Sanjaya Mishra, Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, New Delhi, India

    Instructional Design and the role of instructional designer in designing instruction is not a recent concept. Design of instruction involves a set of clearly defined skills. The objective of this... More

    pp. 415-422

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  11. Improving Teaching and Learning through Formative Evaluation: Using a Customised Online Tool to Collect Student Feedback

    Robert Corderoy, Ray Stace & Sandra Wills, Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources University of Wollongong, Australia; Albert Ip, Multimedia Education Unit., University of Melbourne, Australia

    Good teachers spend time reflecting on their teaching practice. What is working, what isn't - and more importantly, why? Such reflection is an essential component of maintaining and improving both ... More

    pp. 423-432

  12. Web-based Distance Education: Considerations for Design and lmplmentation

    Uma Kanjilal, School of Social Sciences Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India

    The paper discusses the issues related to deisgn and implementation of web-based Distance Education. Provides simple guidelines to develp useful educationalsites, and describes the features of two ... More

    pp. 433-440