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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Dec 05, 2007 Volume 8, Number 3

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 20

  1. OOPS, Turning MIT Opencourseware into Chinese: An analysis of a community of practice of global translators

    Mimi Lee & Meng-Fen Lin, University of Houston; Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University at Bloomington

    An all-volunteer organization called the Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS), headquartered in Taiwan, was initially designed to translate open source materials from MIT... More

  2. Persistence in University Continuing Education Online Classes

    Jia Frydenberg, University of California Irvine

    This study presents persistence and attrition data from two years of data collection. Over the eight quarters studied, the persistence rate in online courses was 79 percent. The persistence rate... More

  3. Lessons from an International e-Learning Project

    Paul Breen, Holborn College

    This paper offers a critical examination of an e-learning project in the context of a Distance Education training program delivered to teacher trainers in Rwanda. In examining the successes and... More

  4. Taking Action Learning Online in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life

    Lindy McKeown, University of Southern Queensland

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  5. Incorporating Screencasts In Online Teaching

    Elaine Peterson, Montana State University

    Despite success in teaching the class ‘Organization of Information in a School Library Media Center’ (EDCI 545) online, one component continued to be a problem for students, the Dewey Decimal... More

  6. Access to Communication for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and ESL Students in Blended Learning Courses

    Gary Long, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology; Karen Vignare, Michigan State University; Raychel Rappold, Online Learning, Rochester Institute of Technology; James Mallory, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology

    In an effort to better understand student perceptions of communication in blended (online and traditional) learning courses, a 22 item questionnaire was developed and sent to all students... More

  7. Lessons learned in researching virtual schools: The Newfoundland and Labrador experience

    Michael Barbour

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  8. Re-organizing Universities for the Information Age

    David Annand, Athabasca University

    University education is still generally conducted within pre-Industrial Age organizational structures. As a result of their inability to evolve the predominant cohort-based classroom structure to... More

  9. Toward a Unified Theory of Instruction in the Cognitive Domain

    Paul Gorsky, Open University of Israel

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  10. Going the Distance: Towards a new professionalism for full-time distance education faculty at the University of the Philippines

    Patricia Arinto, University of the Philippines Open University

    Several constraints influence the formation of a professional identity by full-time distance education faculty at the University of the Philippines. One of these is the marginalisation of distance ... More

  11. The Emergence of Open-Source Software in North America

    Guohua Pan, MacEwan College; Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University

    Unlike conventional models of software development, the open source model is based on the collaborative efforts of users who are also co-developers of the software. Interest in open source software... More

  12. Cross-Cultural Delivery of e-Learning Programmes: Perspectives from Hong Kong

    Andrew Wong, School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), The University of Hong Kong

    The growing popularity of e-learning may pose one of the greatest challenges currently facing traditional educational institutions. The questions often asked are how, rather than whether, to... More

  13. Sabbaticals

    Heather Kanuka

  14. Measuring the link between technology and transactional distance in Distance Education

    Phillip Potts & Denis Tanguay, Athabasca University

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  15. Same Size Doesn't Fit All: Insights from research on listening skills at the University of the South Pacific (USP)

    Rajni Chand, University of Otago

    Listening skills research has tended to focus on strategy use in classrooms and on theory and practice of second language (L2) teachers. This study examined the teachers’ and learners’ perceptions ... More

  16. Identifying Effective Pedagogical Approaches for Online Workplace Training: A case study of the South African wood products manufacturing sector

    Iain Macdonald, University of British Columbia; Mark Bullen, British Columbia Institute of Technology; Robert Kozak, University of British Columbia

    This study investigated appropriate pedagogical techniques for workplace e-learning programs in the South African wood products (furniture) manufacturing sector. The study found that learners... More

  17. Towards the Personalised Learning Environment: Reality versus rhetoric

    Steven Warburton, University of London

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  18. Combating HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Nigeria: Responses from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

    Ambe-Uva Terhemba Nom, National Open University of Nigeria

    Universities have come under serious attack because of their lackluster response to HIV/AIDS. This article examines the response of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and its strategic... More

  19. Using Third Generation Activity Theory and Contradictions to Analyse Qualitative Data

    Elizabeth Murphy & Maria Manzanares, Memorial University

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  20. Research Results from BC’s Connected Learner’s Technology Projects

    Elizabeth Childs & Lara Jongedijk, Connected Learner’s Technology Grant Project

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