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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

May 12, 2017 Volume 18, Number 3

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 12

  1. Approaches Reflected in Academic Writing MOOCs

    Subeom Kwak, The Ohio State University, Columbus

    Since it was first introduced in 2008, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been attracting a lot of interest. Since then, MOOCs have emerged as powerful platforms for teaching and learning... More

  2. Employing the EPEC Hierarchy of Conditions (Version II) To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Using Synchronous Technologies with Multi-Location Student Cohorts in the Tertiary Education Setting

    Michelle Eady, University of Wollongong; Stuart Woodcock, Macquarie University; Ashley Sisco, University of Western Ontario

    As e-learning maintains its popularity worldwide, and university enrolments continue to rise, online tertiary level coursework is increasingly being designed for groups of distributed learners, as ... More

  3. Designing and Improving a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment: An Educational Design Research

    Qiyun Wang & Choon Quek, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University; Xiaoyong Hu, 2School of Educational Information Technology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

    In this study, a blended synchronous learning environment (BSLE) was created to support a group of graduate students when they were taking a course. Instruction was delivered to both face-to-face (... More

  4. Adaptive or Transactional Leadership in Current Higher Education: A Brief Comparison

    Natalie Khan, Athabasca University

    Higher education institutions operate in a complex environment that includes influence from external factors, new technologies for teaching and learning, globalization, and changing student... More

  5. Understanding Learners’ Motivation and Learning Strategies in MOOCs

    Carlos Alario-Hoyos & Iria Estvez-Ayres, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Mar Prez-Sanagustn, Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Carlos Delgado Kloos & Carmen Fernndez-Panadero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have changed the way in which OER (Open Educational Resources) are bundled by teachers and consumed by learners. MOOCs represent an evolution towards the... More

  6. Designing Teaching and Learning for a Digital Age

    Serpil Kocdar, Anadolu University, Turkey

  7. Talent Management Implementation at an Open Distance E-Learning Higher Educational Institution: The Views of Senior Line Managers

    Barney Erasmus, Lynette Naidoo & Pierre Joubert, University of South Africa

    The war for talent remains a challenge that many organisations face but more so for distance education institutions to deliver on its mandate to provide effective online academic offerings. The... More

  8. Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs, and Transformation

    Yoram Kalman, The Open University of Israel

  9. The Online Student Connectedness Survey: Evidence of Initial Construct Validity

    Tekeisha Zimmerman; Kim Nimon, The University of Texas at Tyler

    The Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in... More

  10. Moving Technology-Enhanced-Learning Forward: Bridging Divides through Leadership

    Olof Balter, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    A study of academics and professional staff engaged in the emerging field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) reveal three areas of significant difference in reference to perspectives about TEL. ... More

  11. Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces

    Yu-Chang Hsu, Department of Educational Technology Boise State University

  12. Improving the K-12 Online Course Design Review Process: Experts Weigh in on iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

    David Adelstein, Wayne State University; Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University

    Within the K-12 online learning environment there are a variety of standards that designers can utilize when creating online courses. To date, the only research-based standards available are... More