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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jun 13, 2006 Volume 7, Number 1

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 15

  1. Online Graduate Study Health Care Learners' Perceptions of Instructional Immediacy

    Sherri Melrose & Kim Bergeron, Athabasca University

    Instructional immediacy is an established communication strategy that teachers can implement to create engaging learning environments. And yet, little is known about experiences distance education ... More

  2. Attitudes and Perceptions of Students to Open and Distance Learning in Nigeria

    David Ojo, National Open University of Nigeria; Felix Olakulehin

    In the West African Region of Africa, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the first full fledged university that operates in an exclusively open and distance learning (ODL) mode of... More

  3. Plagiarism by Adult Learners Online: A case study in detection and remediation

    Christine Jocoy, California State University @ Long Beach, USA, United States; David DiBiase, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, United States

    Detecting and combating plagiarism from Web-based sources is a concern for administrators and instructors involved in online distance education. In this paper, we quantify copy-and-paste plagiarism... More

  4. Best Practices for Online Business Education

    Christian Grandzol & John Grandzol PhD, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    This integrative review of literature on online educational best practices is intended to provide a quick reference for those interested in designing online business courses and programs. Primarily... More

  5. Revisiting Mega-Universities

    Eugene Rubin & Claudine SchWeber, University of Maryland University College

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  6. Best Practices in Synchronous Conferencing Moderation

    Lynn Anderson, Barb Fyvie, Brenda Koritko, Kathy McCarthy, Sonia Murillo Paz, Mary Rizzuto, Remi Tremblay & Urel Sawyers, Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education

    Practical guidelines are offered for the use of online synchronous conferencing software by session administrators and moderators. The configuration of the software prior to conferencing sessions... More

  7. Student Success in Face-To-Face and Distance Teleclass Environments: A matter of contact?

    Teddi Deka & Patrick McMurry, Missouri Western State University

    Learning from a distance continues to gain popularity. An influx of traditional, and even on-campus students attest to its flexibility, but are they equipped to succeed in a low-contact distance... More

  8. Social Presence in a Web-Based Synchronous Secondary Classroom

    Eric Nippard, Memorial University, Newfoundland

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  9. "Best Practices" and Collaborative Software In Online Teaching

    Remi Tremblay, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada

    In recent years, many distance educators and institutions have successfully adopted asynchronous text-based environments as the backbone of their online classrooms. Group email, electronic... More

  10. An Investigation into the Use of an Orientation Course to Address Academic and Social Integration Issues

    Heather Kanuka & Kam Jugdev, Athabasca University

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  11. Video-Conferencing with Audio Software

    Jon Baggaley, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University; Jim Klaas, Learnerscom.net

    An online conference is illustrated using the format of a TV talk show. The conference combined live audio discussion with visual images spontaneously selected by the moderator in the manner of a... More

  12. The Three Dimensions of Learning: Contemporary Learning Theory in the Tension Field between the Cognitive, the Emotional and the Social. Author: Knud Illeris

    Krista Poscente, University of Calgary

  13. Online Graduate Study of Health Care Learners' Perceptions of Instructional Immediacy

    Sherri Melrose & Kim Bergeron

    Instructional immediacy is an established communication strategy that teachers can implement to create engaging learning environments. Yet, little is known about experiences distance education... More

    pp. 1-13

  14. Technical Evaluation Report. 54. Best Practices in Synchronous Conferencing Moderation

    Lynn Anderson, Barb Fyvie, Brenda Koritko, Kathy McCarthy, Sonia Murillo Paz, Mary Rizzuto, Remi Tremblay & Urel Sawyers

    Practical guidelines are offered for the use of synchronous online conferencing software by session administrators and moderators. The configuration of the software prior to conferencing sessions... More

    pp. 1-6

  15. Technical Evaluation Report. 65. Video-Conferencing with Audio Software

    Jon Baggaley & Jim Klaas

    An online conference is illustrated using the format of a TV talk show. The conference combined live audio discussion with visual images spontaneously selected by the moderator in the manner of a... More

    pp. 1-5