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Indian Journal of Open Learning

2000 Volume 9, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. The Strategic Importance of Institutional Research in Open Universities: Building on Reflective Practitioner

    Terry Evans, Faculty of Education, Deakin University Geelong, Victoria 3217

    Open universities are generally not renowned as research universities. They often have very poor research profiles in comparison with the established universitiespossessing strong research... More

    pp. 1-12

  2. Strategic Debates about Higher Education - Social Choice under Obscurity

    Gordon Burt, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University

    There is a burgeoning literature on the future of higher education. Higher education is expanding but the necessaty funding is not forthcoming and quality is threatened. Is distance education the... More

    pp. 13-28

  3. The Current State of Experts and their Foci in Distance Education Research in China

    Wei Zhang, CRIDAL. The Open University of Hong Kong, Kowloon

    China has the largest distance education system in the world. In radio and te.lovsion university system, there are 25,000 full-time distance educators. In addition, in 917 adult universities and... More

    pp. 29-40

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  4. The Interactions between Personality and Cultural Differences among Learners in Global Distance Education

    Paul Kawachi, Saga University

    Computer-mediated communication now allows asynchronousmultistreaming from distance education providers to students around the world. Multistreaming in its most simple form is through the online... More

    pp. 41-62

  5. Quality and Research in Distance Open Learning

    P.R. Ramanujam, STRIDE, Indira Gandlhi National Open University, New Delhi

    The linkage between quality assurance and research is often ignored or given a perfunctory treatment in many of the distance teaching institutions in India. What is true of India is also true of... More

    pp. 63-72

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  6. Student Participation Circles: An Approach to Learner Participation in Quality Improvement

    K. Ravishankar & C. Murthy, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

    In any educationalsystem, students are the most important stakeholders. All the activities of any, educational institution should revolve around providing quality education to the students. Open... More

    pp. 73-85

  7. Academic Counsellors' Awareness of Distance Education Instructional Concepts and Practices

    B. Sukumar, IGNOU Regional Centre, Cochin, India

    Counselling is a complex activity; and in Distance Education, it is very important for the success of the system. This paperpresents the results of a survey amongst academic counsellors of lGNOU... More

    pp. 89-91

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  8. Methodological Endeavours Based on Research

    Borje Holmberg, Private FernFachhochschule, Darmstadt,

    Methodological Endeavours Based on Research More

    pp. 93-98

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  9. A Research Agenda for Online Education

    J C. Taylor, G Postle, S Reushle & J McDonald

    Discusses the future of online education for distance education on a global scale as well as for lifelong learning opportunities. Describes research conducted at the University of Southern... More

    pp. 99-104

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  10. Research Issues in Quality in Open Distance Education

    David Woodhouse, New Zealand Universities, Academic Audit Unit, Wellington; G. Postle, S. Reushle & J. McDonald, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

    Research Issues in Quality in Open Distance Education More

    pp. 105-108

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  11. The 'Essential Obscurity' of Research in Open and Distance Education

    Gordon Burt, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University

    The 'Essential Obscurity' of Research in Open and Distance Education More

    pp. 109-111

  12. Research Operations in Open Universities

    B.K. Passi & Sudarshan Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

    Research Operations in Open Universities More

    pp. 113-118