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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

November 2011 Volume 15, Number 4

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Transforming Distance Education Curricula through Distributive Leadership

    Mike Keppell, Carolyn O'Dwyer, Betsy Lyon & Merilyn Childs

    This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centred on distributive... More

    pp. 9-21

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  2. Change, Technology and Higher Education: Are Universities Capable of Organisational Change?

    Stephen Marshall

    Technology and change are so closely related that the use of the word innovation seems synonymous with technology in many contexts, including that of higher education. This paper contends that... More

    pp. 22-34

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  3. Enhancing Online Distance Education in Small Rural US Schools: A Hybrid, Learner-Centred Model

    Claire de la Varre, Julie Keane & Matthew J. Irvin

    Online distance education (ODE) has become pervasive and can potentially transform pedagogical practices across primary, secondary and university-based educational systems. ODE is considered a... More

    pp. 35-46

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  4. The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Improving Teaching and Learning Processes in Primary and Secondary Schools

    Albert Sangra & Mercedes Gonzalez-Sanmamed

    The purpose of this study is to analyse what is happening at schools regarding the integration and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and to examine teachers' perceptions about... More

    pp. 47-59

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  5. Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: Mobile Web 2.0 Informing a New Institutional E-Learning Strategy

    Thomas D. Cochrane

    Mobile learning (m-learning) has moved beyond the realms of fantasy to become a viable platform for contextual learning that bridges formal and informal learning environments. This paper overviews ... More

    pp. 60-68

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  6. Using Voice Boards: Pedagogical Design, Technological Implementation, Evaluation and Reflections

    Elisabeth Yaneske & Briony Oates

    We present a case study to evaluate the use of a Wimba Voice Board to support asynchronous audio discussion. We discuss the learning strategy and pedagogic rationale when a Voice Board was... More

    pp. 69-83

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  7. Web-Based Lecture Technologies and Learning and Teaching: A Study of Change in Four Australian Universities

    Maree Gosper, Margot McNeill, Karen Woo, Rob Phillips, Greg Preston & David Green

    The uptake of web-based lecture technologies for recording and delivering live lectures has increased markedly in recent years. Students have responded positively, and for many their use has... More

    pp. 84-95

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