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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Mar 01, 2005 Volume 6, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 17

  1. Online Education Using Learning Objects

    Sanjaya Mishra

  2. CanCore in Canada and Around the World

    Norm Friesen

  3. Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Benchmarking: Comparing two frameworks for managing quality processes in open and distance learning

    Alistair Inglis

    Managing quality processes become critically important for higher education institutions generally, but especially for institutions involved in open and distance learning. In Australia, managers of... More

  4. Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning

    Zane Berge

  5. Conferencing Tools and the Productivity Paradox

    Theodorus Nibourg

  6. Quality Assurance, Open and Distance Learning, and Australian Universities

    Ian Reid

    Open and distance education has integrated quality assurance processes since its inception. Recently, the increased use of distance teaching systems, technologies, and pedagogies by universities... More

  7. Elements of Effective e-Learning Design

    Andrew Brown & Bradley Voltz

    Preparing and developing e-learning materials is a costly and time consuming enterprise. This paper highlights the elements of effective design that we consider assist in the development of high... More

  8. Breaking Down the LMS Walls

    Michael Hotrum

  9. Markets, Distance Education, and Australian Higher Education

    Ted Nunan

    The paper argues that the Australian university system is unstable. There will be significant change as government implements its reform agenda and even more radical change if it moves to new... More

  10. Globalizing Flexible Work in Universities: Socio-technical dilemmas in internationalizing education

    Michael Singh & Jinghe Han

    We engage with and respond to the debate raised by this theme issue of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning with a particular question in mind: namely, as universities... More

  11. Middle-Out Approaches to Reform of University Teaching and Learning: Champions striding between the top-down and bottom-up approaches

    Rick Cummings, Rob Phillips, Rhondda Tilbrook & Kate Lowe

    In recent years, Australian universities have been driven by a diversity of external forces, including funding cuts, massification of higher education, and changing student demographics, to reform ... More

  12. Central Queensland University's Course Management Systems: Accelerator or brake in engaging change?

    Jeanne McConachie, Patrick Danaher, Jo Luck & David Jones

    Central Queensland University (CQU) is a highly complex institution, combining campuses in Central Queensland and distance education programs for Australian domestic students with Australian... More

  13. Contrasting LMS Marketing Approaches

    Brain Carriere, Carl Challborn, James Moore & Theodorus Nibourg

  14. Guest Editors' Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Strategic Enterprises Down Under

    Jeanne McConachie & Patrick Danaher

  15. Using Integrated Enterprise Systems to Achieve Strategic Goals: A case study of a dual mode university

    Alan Smith

    Since 1999, the University of Southern Queensland has embarked on a range of initiatives designed to improve the infrastructure and systems used to support its widely ranging activities in teaching... More

  16. "CanCore": In Canada and around the World

    Norm Friesen

    In this article, the author discusses "CanCore," a learning resource metadata initiative funded by Industry Canada and supported by Athabasca University, Alberta, and TeleUniversite du Quebec, and ... More

  17. Open Source Software: Fully Featured vs. "The Devil You Know"

    Michael Hotrum, Brian Ludwig & Jon Baggaley

    The "ILIAS" learning management system (LMS) was evaluated, following its favourable rating in an independent evaluation study of open source software (OSS) products. The current review found ... More