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Indian Journal of Open Learning

1998 Volume 7, Number 1

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Role of Open and Distance Education in Integrating Education with Development - Emerging Model of Networked Collaborative Learning and Net-working

    RAM TAKWALE, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

    Role of Open and Distance Education in Integrating Education with Development - Emerging Model of Networked Collaborative Learning and Net-working More

    pp. 1-6

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  2. Role of Open and Distance Education in Integrating Education with Development--Emerging Model of Networked Collaborative Learning and Net-working

    Ram Takwale

    Discusses the evolution of the educational system in India, developments in new communication technologies, and plans by the open and distance education system to develop educational networks.... More

    pp. 1-5

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  3. Application of Interactive Technologies in Open and Distnce Learning : An Overview

    ABDUL KHAN, The Conzrnonwealtlz of Learning, Canada

    Application of Interactive Technologies in Open and Distnce Learning : An Overview More

    pp. 7-22

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  4. Application of Interactive Technologies in Open and Distance Learning: An Overview

    Abdul W. Khan & Patricia McWilliams

    Examines why technology and media are critical to distance education, what attributes may contribute to distance education, and factors that must be taken into account when adopting and integrating... More

    pp. 7-21

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  5. Tools for Computer-Mediated Collaboration on the Internet and the Frames of Reference Structuring Our Understanding of Their Use and Effectiveness

    Alistair Inglis

    Discusses the types of computer-mediated communications (CMC) systems now available for supporting collaboration over the Internet. Discusses alternative frames of references for understanding how ... More

    pp. 23-40

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  6. Tools for Computer-Mediated Collaboration on the lnternet and the Frames of Reference Structuring our Understanding of their Use and Effectiveness

    ALISTAIR INGLIS, RMlT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The growth of the lnternet is expanding the opportunities for professional collaboration and collaborative learning by removing geographic and time-related barriers to such activities. Taking... More

    pp. 23-40

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  7. Computer Conferencing and Higher-Order Learning

    K. FABRO & D. GARRISON, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Canada

    This paperreports the results of an exploratory study of student experiences and perspectives with regard to learning in a graduate-level computer conferencing environment. Surveys, interviews and ... More

    pp. 41-54

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  8. Flexible Delivery: The Globalisation of Lifelong Learning

    JAMES TAYLOR, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    In the future, flexible delivery is likely to play a more significant role at all levels of education and training as globalisation becomes the norm. Given the rapidly growing influence of flexible... More

    pp. 55-66

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  9. Building Evaluation of Collaborative Learning into a WWW-Based Course: Pedagogical and Technical Experiences

    BETTY COLLIS, University of Twente, The Neatherlands

    An important aspect of collaborative learning is developing efficient and effective ski/ls of self- as well as group-evaluation. Self-evaluation is important, so that one's contribution to the... More

    pp. 67-78

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  10. Telematic Systems and their Strategic Role in Distance Training

    JULIAN PAVON, CEPADE- Universidad Pnlitecnica De Madrid, Spain; Antonio Hidalgo

    This paper deals with the importance of training for employees and companies. Telematic and Multimedia are important ways of imparting training. Education has been traditionally conceived as a... More

    pp. 79-88

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  11. Adopting New Learning Technologies in Distance Education

    J.S. Mirza, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), the only distance education thereof to be developed on Internet, turn heretofore largely paper-based library into virtual electronic libraries, which is... More

    pp. 89-94

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  12. Studies of System of Distance Learning by the Use of Interactive Video Via ISDN

    SHIGERU WAKAMATSU, Korivama Women's University, Japan

    Experiments on lifelong learning at a distance between University and rural public halls were made using 128 kbps video conferencing system via ISDN in 1994-1996. Evaluation of the system was done ... More

    pp. 95-100

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  13. Designing Collaborative Learning Environments Mediated by Computer Conferencing : Issues and Challenges in the Asian Socio-Cultural Context

    CHARLOTTE GUNAWARDENA, College of Education, Universip of New Mexico, U.S.A., United States

    The phenomenal growth of the Internet andglobal networking has provided the impetus to utilize computer conferencing to facilitate collaborative learning. This paper explores issues related to the ... More

    pp. 101-120

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  14. Designing Collaborative Learning Environments Mediated by Computer Conferencing: Issues and Challenges in the Asian Socio-Cultural Context

    Charlotte N. Gunawardena

    Explores issues related to the design of collaborative-learning environments mediated by computer conferencing from the perspective of challenges faced in the sociocultural context of the Indian... More

    pp. 101-19

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  15. Multimedia Communication : Enabler or Disabler?

    Andy Sloane, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton, U. K.

    The global information society is fundamentally based on the convergence of information and communication technologies. The culmination of this convergence is the establishment of multimedia... More

    pp. 121-128

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  16. Multimedia Communication: Enabler or Disabler?

    Andy Sloane

    Examines how multimedia communication networks can be viewed both as the technological enabler of the global information society and as creating barriers between cultural groups. Discusses the... More

    pp. 121-28

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  17. The Near and Distant Future of Educational Culture: New Kinds of "Book", Porous Knowledge Domains, and New Uses of Language

    Anita Pincas, Institute of Education, University of London

    This paper suggests that three technologies, some as yet untried by most people, are slowly but surely having a major impact on educational practice. Some effects are quite evident today, but... More

    pp. 129-142

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  18. The Near and Distant Future of Educational Culture: New Kinds of "Book," Porous Knowledge Domains, and New Uses of Language

    Anita Pincas

    Suggests that three new developments are having a major impact on educational practice: (1) the emergence of new artifacts, replacing traditional books; (2) the growing ease of different kinds of... More

    pp. 129-42

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