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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 23, 2009 Volume 10, Number 1

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Making Education Equitable in Rural China through Distance Learning

    Shiling McQuaide, Athabasca University

    The Distance Education Project for Rural Schools (DEPRS) was implemented by the Chinese government between 2003 and 2007 to improve the quality of basic education in rural areas of China,... More

  2. Distance Learning in Higher Education: A Programmatic Approach to Planning, Design, Instruction, Evaluation, and Accreditation

    Terry Anderson, Athabasca University

  3. Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature

    Cathy Cavanaugh, University of Florida; Michael Barbour, Wayne State University; Tom Clark, TA Consulting, Springfield, Illinois, USA

    The literature related to online learning programs for K-12 students dates to the mid-1990s and builds upon a century of research and practice from K-12 distance education. While K-12 online... More

  4. Critical and Higher Order Thinking in Online Threaded Discussions in the Slovak Context

    Katarina Pisutova-Gerber & Jana Malovicova, Open Society Foundation

    This article describes and analyzes efforts to use collaborative asynchronous discussion forums in a three semester online education program for NGO leaders and managers in Slovakia. Slovakia, as a... More

  5. Increasing Public Access to University Qualifications: Evolution of The University of the West Indies Open Campus

    Michael Thomas & Judith Soares, The University of the West Indies

    This paper traces the evolution of The University of the West Indies’ Open Campus (UWIOC), which is expected to expand service and increase access to the underserved communities of the Eastern... More

  6. Kothmale Community Radio Interorg Project: True Community Radio or Feel-Good Propaganda?

    Liz Harvey-Carter, Athabasca University

    The Kothmale Community Radio and Interorg project in Sri Lanka has been hailed as an example of how a community radio initiative should function in a developing nation. However, there is some... More

  7. Integrated Networks: National and International Online Experiences

    Osvaldo Muniz-Solaris & Christine Coats, Texas State University

    There is an increasing impression among online geography educators that interaction can be developed based on specific teaching and learning methods. The authors developed a practical research... More

  8. Interaction Equivalency in Self-Paced Online Learning Environments: An Exploration of Learner Preferences

    Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University

    This mixed methods study explored the dynamics of interaction within a self-paced online learning environment. It used rich media and a mix of traditional and emerging asynchronous computer... More

  9. Pask to the Future

    Griff Richards, Athabasca University

  10. Recurring Issues Encountered by Distance Educators in Developing and Emerging Nations

    Clayton Wright; Gajaraj Dhanarajan, Wawasan Open University; Sunday Reju, National Open University of Nigeria

    This article explores a number of challenges faced by e-learning or distance educators in developing and emerging countries, provides a context for many of the challenges, and outlines some... More