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Open Praxis

Nov 26, 2013 Volume 5, Number 4


Inés Gil-Jaurena

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Build optional digital textbooks for distance learners

    Du Ruo & Yang Xiaotang, OER Division, the Open University of China

    E-books seem to be a trend and an excellent solution for mobile learning lately, but what kinds of e-books are good fit for distance learners’ needs? For the purpose of offering open, more... More

    pp. 265-274

  2. Promoting sustainable living in the borderless world through blended learning platforms

    Khar Ng, Research and Development (R&D) Division, SEAMEO RECSAM; Suma Parahakaran, Wawasan Open University; Rhea Febro, MSU-Illigan Institute of Technology; Egbert Weisheit, Studienseminar Gymnasien (Teacher Education College), Kassel; Tan Lee, Mara University of Technology

    Student-centred learning approaches like collaborative learning are needed to facilitate meaningful learning among self-motivated lifelong learners within educational institutions through... More

    pp. 275-288

  3. Open and Distance Education Systems: do they enhance Graduates' Soft Skills? The results from 2009 Universitas Terbuka Tracer Study

    Dewi Ratnaningsih, Universitas Terbuka Indonesia

    The vision and mission of Universitas Terbuka (UT) is to become a highly qualified open and distance education institution and to provide higher education access to all communities. Graduates of UT... More

    pp. 289-299

  4. A Kenyan Cloud School. Massive Open Online & Ongoing Courses for Blended and Lifelong Learning

    William Jobe, Stockholm University

    This research describes the predicted outcomes of a Kenyan Cloud School (KCS), which is a MOOC that contains all courses taught at the secondary school level in Kenya. This MOOC will consist of... More

    pp. 301-313

  5. Framework for the Development of OER-based Learning Materials in ODL Environment

    Khor Ean Teng & Chung Sheng Hung, School of Science and Technology, Wawasan Open University

    This paper describes the framework for the development of OER-based learning materials TCC121/05 Programming Fundamentals with Java for ODL learners in Wawasan Open University (WOU) using three... More

    pp. 315-324

  6. Designing an Interactive OER Course Development at Athabasca University Based on ODL Principles

    Hongxin Yan & Sandra Law, Athabasca University

    Failure rates in first year calculus courses are high in most post-secondary institutions across North America and other parts of the world. This Inukshuk-funded open education project involved the... More

    pp. 325-334

  7. A New Interactive Method to Distance English Learning in Conceptual Age

    Wei Xu, Zhejiang Radio&TV University

    Latest advance in information technology and innovative teaching confronts DEL (distance English learning) with new challenges and problems. According to the DEL analysis, the paper firstly... More

    pp. 335-344

  8. In their own words: Student stories of seeking learning support

    Mark Brown & Helen Hughes, Massey University; Mike Keppell & Natasha Hard, Charles Sturt University University of Southern Queensland; Liz Smith

    Many Open and Distance Learning (ODL) providers report that their students are prone to lower rates of retention and completion than campus-based students. Against this background, there is growing... More

    pp. 345-354

  9. Supporting Learning Through the Use of Self-Reflection Blogs: A study of the experience of blended learning students in the United Arab Emirates

    Adrienne Isakovic & Allan McNaught, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University

    This exploratory study seeks to examine how the use of student-written blogs support student learning through the student perspective. The blogs were introduced to provide support in four distinct ... More

    pp. 355-363