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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jun 09, 2007 Volume 8, Number 2

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 18

  1. The World-Wide Inaccessible Web, Part 1: Browsing

    Jon Baggaley, Athabasca University; Batchuluun Batpurev, Infocon Ltd.

    Two studies are reported, comparing the browser loading times of webpages created using common Web development techniques. The loading speeds were estimated in 12 Asian countries by members of the ... More

  2. m-Learning: Positioning educators for a mobile, connected future

    Kristine Peters, Flinders University

    Mobile learning is variously viewed as a fad, a threat, and an answer to the learning needs of time-poor mobile workers, so does it have a place in delivering ‘mainstream’ learning? Based on a 2005... More

  3. The Growth of m-Learning and the Growth of Mobile Computing: Parallel developments

    Jason Caudill, Grand Canyon University

    mLearning is made possible by the existence and application of mobile hardware and networking technology. By exploring the capabilities of these technologies, it is possible to construct a picture ... More

  4. Facilitating Learning Online: The role of emotional presence

    Marti Cleveland-Innes, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada

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  5. A Proposed e-Learning Policy Field for the Academy

    Gale Parchoma, University of Saskatchewan

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  6. Defining, Discussing and Evaluating Mobile Learning: The moving finger writes and having writ . . . .

    John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton

    \Since the start of the current millennium, experience and expertise in the development and delivery of mobile learning have blossomed and a community of practice has evolved that is distinct from ... More

  7. Instant Messaging for Creating Interactive and Collaborative m-Learning Environments

    James Kadirire, Anglia Ruskin University, England

    'Instant Messaging' (IM) and 'Presence,' which is essentially the ability of being able to detect if other users are logged in on the network and send them messages in real time, has become one of ... More

  8. Evaluation of the Grassroots Projects, BCIT: Lessons learned

    Karen Belfer, University Complutense of Madrid & Anahuac University

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  9. The World-Wide Inaccessible Web, Part 2: Internet routes

    Jon Baggaley, Athabasca University; Batchuluun Batpurev, Infocon Ltd.; Jim Klaas, DevEd International

    In the previous report in this series, Web browser loading times were measured in 12 Asian countries, and were found to be up to four times slower than commonly prescribed as acceptable. Failure of... More

  10. Mobile Distance Learning with PDAs: Development and testing of pedagogical and system solutions supporting mobile distance learners

    Torstein Rekkedal & Aleksander Dye, The Norwegian School of Information Technology and NKI Distance Education, Norway

    The article discusses basic teaching-learning philosophies and experiences from the development and testing of mobile learning integrated with the online distance education system at NKI (Norwegian... More

  11. Breaking the Ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online

    Julie Dixon, University of Toronto

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  12. Professional Identity in Distance Education

    Anne Forster, University of Maryland University College

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  13. Setting the New Standard with Mobile Computing in Online Learning

    Yuhsun Shih, Capella University

    Mobile learning represents exciting new frontiers in education and pedagogy. With its "wearable" computing feature and multimedia content delivery, mobile learning offers new benefits to... More

  14. Integrating Mobile Learning into Nomadic Education Programme in Nigeria: Issues and perspectives

    Rashid Aderinoye, K Ojokheta & A Olojede, University of Ibadan

    The establishment of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) in Nigeria in 1989 created a wider opportunity for the estimated population of 9.3 million nomads in Nigeria to acquire... More

  15. Students' Expectations and the Online Educational Experience

    Zane Berge, University of Maryland

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  16. Mobile Usability in Educational Contexts: What have we learnt?

    Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University

    The successful development of mobile learning is dependent on human factors in the use of new mobile and wireless technologies. The majority of mobile learning activity continues to take place on... More

  17. Engagement through Simulation

    Arlene O'Leary, University of Phoenix, Jersey City Campus

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  18. Mobile Learning and Student Retention

    Bharat Inder Fozdar & Lalita S. Kumar

    Student retention in open and distance learning (ODL) is comparatively poor to traditional education and, in some contexts, embarrassingly low. Literature on the subject of student retention in... More

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