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Exploring Open Distance Learning at a Jordanian University: A Case Study

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IRRODL Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press


This case study explores an open distance learning program offered by the Information Technology and Computing (ITC) department at AOUJ, a major university in Jordan. It provides an overview of e-learning in the Arab region and explores factors that affect ODL quality in the Arab Open University in Jordan (AOUJ). The research utilized a qualitative approach, which included five lengthy semi-structured interviews with the program director, two instructors, and three students. Three important conclusions can be drawn from the study about e-learning in the Arab region: (1) the existence of adverse conditions, (2) the presence of strong instructional practices, and (3) the need to improve administrative support.


Dirani, K. & Yoon, S. (2009). Exploring Open Distance Learning at a Jordanian University: A Case Study. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 10(2),. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved December 19, 2018 from .


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