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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Sep 25, 2017 Volume 18, Number 6


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 17

  1. An Evaluation Framework and Instrument for Evaluating e-Assessment Tools

    Upasana Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Mary de Villiers, School of Computing, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

    e-Assessment, in the form of tools and systems that deliver and administer multiple choice questions (MCQs), is used increasingly, raising the need for evaluation and validation of such systems.... More

  2. Student Voice in Textbook Evaluation: Comparing OpStudent Voice in Textbook Evaluation: Comparing Open and Restricted Textbooksen and Restricted Textbooks

    Scott Woodward, Adam Lloyd & Royce Kimmons, Brigham Young University

    Advocates for student voice in higher education believe students should have the right and power to engage in much of the decision-making traditionally dominated by instructors or administrators.... More

  3. Verifying Causal Relationships Among the Presences of the Community of Inquiry Framework in the Chinese Context

    Zhiqiang Ma, jiangnan university; Jing Wang, Qiyun Wang, Lili Kong, Yajie Wu & Hao Yang

    The purpose of this study was to verify a Chinese version of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument with learning presence and explore the causal relationships of the factors in the instrument. This... More

  4. Using Design-Based Research to Develop Meaningful Online Discussions in Undergraduate Field Experience Courses

    Carol Johnson, University of Calgary; Laurie Hill, St. Mary's University; Jennifer Lock & Noha Altowairiki, University of Calgary; Christopher Ostrowski; Luciano da Rosa dos Santos, Mount Royal University; Yang Liu, University of Calgary

    From a design perspective, the intentionality of students to engage in surface or deep learning is often experienced through prescribed activities and learning tasks. Educators understand that... More

  5. Evaluation of Student Learning in Remotely Controlled Instrumental Analyses

    Chris Meintzer & Frances Sutherland, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 11762 106th St. Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2R1, Canada; Dietmar Kennepohl, Athabasca University 1 University Drive Athabasca, Alberta, T9S 3A3, Canada

    The Canadian Remote Sciences Laboratories (CRSL) website ( was successfully employed in a study of the differences in the performance and perceptions of students\u2019 about their ... More

  6. Types of Participant Behavior in a Massive Open Online Course

    Tali Kahan, Tal Soffer & Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University

    In recent years there has been a proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which provide unprecedented opportunities for lifelong learning. Registrants approach these courses with a... More

  7. Institutional Collaboration on MOOCs in Education—A Literature Review

    Anne-Mette Nortvig, Aalborg University; Ren Christiansen

    This literature review seeks to outline the state of the art regarding collaboration between educational institutions on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) launched in Europe and in the US for the... More

  8. Formal Lifelong E-Learning for Employability and Job Stability During Turbulent Times in Spain

    Juan-Francisco Martnez-Cerd & Joan Torrent-Sellens, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

    In recent decades, international organizations have developed initiatives that incorporate lifelong learning as a tool to increase the employability of citizens. In this context, the goal of this... More

  9. Digital Immigrants in Distance Education

    Roberto Salazar-Mrquez, Universidad Autnoma de Baja California

    The constant growth of methods of education that incorporate the Internet into teaching-learning processes has opened up a wide range of opportunities for students across the world to gain entry to... More

  10. The Effect of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Application on E-learning Acceptance: A Structural Equation Model

    Ahmed Al-Azawei, Department of Computer Science University of Reading; Patrick Parslow, Department of Computer Science University of Reading; Karsten Lundqvist, Victoria University of Wellington

    Standardising learning content and teaching approaches is not considered to be the best practice in contemporary education. This approach does not differentiate learners based on their individual... More

  11. A Co-Design Process Microanalysis: Stages and Facilitators of an Inquiry-Based and Technology-Enhanced Learning Scenario

    Elena Barbera & Iolanda Garcia, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Marc Fuertes-Alpiste, Universitat de Barcelona

    This paper presents a case study of the co-design process for an online course on Sustainable Development (Degree in Tourism) involving the teacher, two students, and the project researchers. The... More

  12. Net Neutrality and its Implications to Online Learning

    Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Deepa Despande, Jaewoo Do, Erin Garty, Jason Mastrogiovanni & Stephanie Teague, University of Tennessee

    In this article, we studied net neutrality as a complex sociocultural phenomenon that can affect the works of distance education scholars and online learners. We decided to take part in this... More

  13. Assessing Acceptance Toward Wiki Technology in the Context of Higher Education

    Panagiota Altanopoulou & Nikolaos Tselios, University of Patras

    This study investigated undergraduate students\u2019 intention to use wiki technology. An extension of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been used by taking into account not only students... More

  14. Time Shifting and Agile Time Boxes in Course Design

    Anders Norberg, Ume University; Birgit Stckel & Marta-Lena Antti

    The ongoing integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into higher education courses is often called blended learning although it often relates to course design. It is usually... More

  15. Challenges of Implementing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS): Evidence from the Indian Educational Setting

    Briju Thankachan & David Moore, Ohio University

    The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), a subset of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), can reduce the cost of purchasing software. Despite the benefit in the initial purchase ... More

  16. The Pedagogic Architecture of MOOC: A Research Project on Educational Courses in Spanish

    Elia Fernndez-Daz, Carlos Rodrguez-Hoyos & Adelina Calvo Salvador, University of Cantabria

    This study has been carried out within the context of the ECO European Project (E-learning, Communication Open-Data: Massive Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Open Learning) which is being financed by the... More

  17. Narratives of Learning: The Personal Portfolio in the Portfolio Approach to Teaching and Learning

    Paul Leslie, Western Sydney University; Celiane Camargo-Borges, Breda Institute of Technology

    This paper will explore how a portfolio approach to teaching and learning can help the educator incorporate unique forms of reflective practice into his or her daily work. By being able to express ... More