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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Oct 21, 2008 Volume 9, Number 3


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Traditional to Online Media in China and Korea: Unfulfilled promise

    Scott Motlik, MDE Program, Athabasca University

    The governments of China and South Korea have supported the development of distance education both legislatively and financially. The use of traditional media for this purpose has been successful... More

  2. Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?

    Rita Kop, University of Wales Swansea; Adrian Hill, Open School BC

    Siemens and Downes initially received increasing attention in the blogosphere in 2005 when they discussed their ideas concerning distributed knowledge. An extended discourse has ensued in and... More

  3. Video in Research in the Learning Sciences

    Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University, Canada

  4. Predictors of Learning Satisfaction in Japanese Online Distance Learners

    Eric Bray, Yokkaichi University; Kumiko Aoki, National Institute of Multimedia Education; Larry Dlugosh, University of Nebraska-Lincon

    Japanese distance education has been slow to utilize the Internet, and mainly depends on the mail system and to a lesser extent TV broadcasting as its mode of delivery. However, since 2001... More

  5. Beyond the Theoretical Impasse: Extending the applications of Transactional Distance Education Theory

    Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo, University of South Australia

    The development of theory in distance education is seen as crucial for its sustainability. Since the 1960s, there have been attempts to theorise distance education activities, to explain underlying... More

  6. Expectations and Demands in Online Teaching: Practical experiences

    Caryl Segal, University of Texas

  7. A Framework for Process Reengineering in Higher Education: A case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution

    M'hammed Abdous & Wu He, Old Dominion University

    In this paper, we propose a conceptual and operational framework for process reengineering (PR) in higher education (HE) institutions. Using a case study aimed at streamlining exam scheduling and... More

  8. Distance Education and Academic Achievement in Business Administration: The case of the University of Akureyri

    Ingi Edvardsson & Gudmundur Oskarsson

    This paper first presents the development of distance education in Icelandic universities. Its second aim is to present a detailed analysis of the distance education practice at the University of... More

  9. Making the Transition to E-Leaning: Strategies and issues

    Sanjaya Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University

  10. Post-Secondary Students' Purposes For Blogging

    Paul Leslie, Nova Scotia Community College; Elizabeth Murphy, Memorial University

    The goal of the study was to explore post-secondary students’ purposes for blogging with particular attention to the social and instructional purposes. The sample of blogs came from an all-women’s ... More

  11. Online Learning in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghanaian University students' experiences and perceptions

    Stephen Asunka, Columbia University

    This study adopted a qualitative case-study approach to examine the attitudes, experiences, and perceptions of undergraduate students who were enrolled in an online, collaborative learning course... More

  12. ICT-based Distance Education in South Asia

    Sally Berman, Senior Officer, Food & Agriculture Organization

    This report provides an update about innovative uses of information and communication technology (ICT) for distance education and training in South Asia. Particular focus is given to ICT... More

  13. Meta-Analysis: The preferred method of choice for the assessment of distance learning quality factors

    Mickey Shachar, TUI University

    Current comparative research literature, although abundant in scope, is inconclusive in its findings, as to the quality and effectiveness of distance education versus face-to-face methods of... More