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Open Praxis

Mar 31, 2017 Volume 9, Number 1

Editors

Inés Gil-Jaurena

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. For whom, and for what? Not-yetness and thinking beyond open content

    Amy Collier & Jen Ross

    This article traces a line through contemporary critical perspectives on open online education, which challenge an emphasis on content and access that gives too much weight to instrumental goals of... More

    pp. 7-16

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  2. Lay Theories Regarding Computer-Mediated Communication in Remote Collaboration

    Karl Parke, Nicola Marsden & Cornelia Connolly

    Computer-mediated communication and remote collaboration has become an unexceptional norm as an educational modality for distance and open education, therefore the need to research and analyze... More

    pp. 17-30

  3. Implementing the First Cross-border Professional Development Online Course through International E-mentoring: Reflections and Perspectives

    Buddhini Jayatilleke, Geetha Kulasekara, Malinda Kumarasinha & Charlotte Gunawardena

    This research paper discusses the accomplishments, issues, and challenges experienced by Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) academics when offering the first cross-border professional development ... More

    pp. 31-44

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  4. A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries

    Ravi Murugesan, Andy Nobes & Joanna Wild

    We report on an online course in research writing offered in a massive open online course (MOOC) format for developing country researchers. The concepts of cognitive presence, teacher presence, and... More

    pp. 45-57

  5. Current Status of the MOOC Movement in the World and Reaction of the Turkish Higher Education Institutions

    Cengiz Aydin

    This manuscript intends to elaborate the current status of MOOC movement in the world and to reveal the results of a survey study in which the Turkish higher education institutions\u2019 reactions ... More

    pp. 59-78

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  6. Analysis of Student and Faculty Perceptions of Textbook Costs in Higher Education

    Michael Martin, Olga Belikov, John Hilton, David Wiley & Lane Fischer

    The cost of textbooks has continued to impact students in higher education. Students have reported that they make decisions on which courses to take based on the specific cost of textbooks. Faculty... More

    pp. 79-91

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  7. Measures of student success with textbook transformations: the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative

    Emily Croteau

    In 2014, the state of Georgia\u2019s budget supported a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative: Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG). The initiative was implemented via Textbook Transformation ... More

    pp. 93-108

  8. Building a Virtual Learning Environment to Foster Blended Learning Experiences in an Institute of Application in Brazil

    Andrea Ribeiro, Esequiel Oliveira & Rodrigo Mello

    Blended learning, the combination of face-to-face teaching with a virtual learning environment (VLE), is the theme of this study that aims at describing and analyzing the implementation of a VLE in... More

    pp. 109-120

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