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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Nov 27, 2018 Volume 19, Number 5


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 16

  1. The Inherent Tensions of “Instant Education”: A Critical Review of Mobile Instant Messaging

    Christoph Pimmer, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW Institute for Information Systems; Patient Rambe, University of the Free State

    This paper critically reviews literature on the role of Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) applications, such as WhatsApp, in supporting learning and teaching practice. Using formal qualitative... More

  2. Interaction of Proctoring and Student Major on Online Test Performance

    Helaine Alessio, Miami University; Nancy Malay, Karsten Maurer & A. Bailer, Miami University, Oxford Ohio; Beth Rubin, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, New Caledonia

    Traditional and online university courses share expectations for quality content and rigor. Student and faculty concerns about compromised academic integrity and actual instances of academic... More

  3. Sustainability of Open Education Through Collaboration

    Frank de Langen, Open University of the Netherlandds

    The definition of openness influenced the sustainability of business models of Open Education (OE). Yet, whether openness is defined as the free (re)usage of resources, or the free entry in courses... More

  4. Analysing Structured Learning Behaviour in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): An Approach Based on Process Mining and Clustering

    Antoine van den Beemt, Eindhoven School of Education, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; Joos Buijs, Eindhoven University of Technology; Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    The increasing use of digital systems to support learning leads to a growth in data regarding both learning processes and related contexts. Learning Analytics offers critical insights from these... More

  5. Mitigating Suburban English Writing Teachers’ Constrained Professional Development Through Distance Education: One Case Study

    Xiaodong Zhang, Beijing Foreign Studies University

    This study reports on how a Chinese suburban English writing teacher responded to systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based distance education. The study draws on qualitative content analyses of ... More

  6. MOOCs and OER in the Global South: Problems and Potential

    Monty King, Mark Pegrum & Martin Forsey, The University of Western Australia

    This paper examines the problems and potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Education Resources (OER) in the global South. Employing a systematic review of the research into the ... More

  7. User Consent in MOOCs – Micro, Meso, and Macro Perspectives

    Mohammad Khalil, Paul Prinsloo & Sharon Slade

    While many strategies for protecting personal privacy rely on regulatory frameworks, consent, and anonymizing data, they are not always effective. Terms and Conditions often lag behind advances in ... More

  8. Characterization of the Reasons Why Brazilian Science Teachers Drop Out of Online Professional Development Courses

    Maurício Luz, Laboratório de Avaliação em Ensino e Filosofia das Biociências - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Luiz Rolando, Laboratório de Avaliação em Ensino e Filosofia das Biociências - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz Fundação Cecierj; Daniel Salvador, Fundação Cecierj; André Sousa, Laboratório de Avaliação em Ensino e Filosofia das Biociências - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

    Teachers face different challenges and opportunities through distance education. We used a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the factors leading in-service... More

  9. Co-Construction Concept Through Cloud-Based Social Network Platform Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

    Ben Chang, Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central University, Taiwan; Yen-An Shih & Fang-Chen Lu, Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central Unversity, Taiwan

    Today’s learners can easily share their thoughts on their social networks, and this movement, undoubtedly, has been affecting their learning. However, learners in such an ad hoc social network... More

  10. An e-Learning Model for Teaching Mathematics on an Open Source Learning Platform

    Jeong Ahn, Chonbuk National University; Akugizibwe Edwin, Mountains of the Moon University

    Throughout the world, mathematics plays a vital role for the educational and developmental aspirations of any country. The quest to teach mathematical knowledge in a viable and effective way so as ... More

  11. Making Sense of Learning Analytics Dashboards: A Technology Acceptance Perspective of 95 Teachers

    Bart Rienties, Open University UK; Christothea Herodotou & Tom Olney, Open University UK, Institute of Educational Technology, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; Mat Schencks & Avi Boroowa, Open University UK, LTI, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

    The importance of teachers in online learning is widely acknowledged to effectively support and stimulate learners. With the increasing availability of learning analytics data, online teachers... More

  12. Purpose, Pedagogy and Philosophy: “Being” an Online Lecturer

    Helen Coker, University of the Highlands and Islands

    Instructing online has become an increasingly common aspect of a university lecturer’s role. While research has developed an understanding of the student learning experience, less attention has... More

  13. Looking Beyond Institutional Boundaries: Examining Adults’ Experience of Choosing Online as Part of Their Post-Secondary Studies

    Kari Rasmussen, University of Alberta

    This research focused beyond the student, course, program, or institution by examining the conceptions of adults at the moment in time that they evaluated their choice to engage in furthering their... More

  14. Hacking History: Redressing Gender Inequities on Wikipedia Through an Editathon

    Nina Hood, The University of Auckland; Allison Littlejohn, Open University, UK, United Kingdom

    Editathons are a relatively new type of learning event, which enable participants to create or edit Wikipedia content on a particular topic. This paper explores the experiences of nine participants... More

  15. How MOOC-Takers Estimate Learning Success: Retrospective Reflection of Perceived Benefits

    Svetlana Sablina & Natalia Kapliy, Novosibirsk State University; Alexandr Trusevich & Sofia Kostikova

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of interest in recent years as a new learning technology. Since MOOCs inception, only limited research has been carried out to... More

  16. Interactions in MOOCs: The Hidden Part of the Iceberg

    Matthieu Cisel, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay

    Interactions that take place between MOOC users outside of discussion forums, and out of the reach of course designers, have received little attention from the scientific community despite their... More