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Open Praxis

Feb 13, 2014 Volume 6, Number 1

Editors

Inés Gil-Jaurena

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. From place to virtual space: reconfiguring student support for distance and e-learning in the digital age

    Alan Tait, Open University UK

    This article examines the impact of digital technologies on student support in distance and e-learning, drawing on the case of Open University UK. Giving a historical perspective on the use of... More

    pp. 5-16

  2. Supporting wellness in adult online education

    Jacklyn Thompson & Stella Porto, University of Maryland University College

    Online education cannot continue to grow at the current pace while ignoring a crucial component of campus support, wellness for adult online learners. This paper brings awareness to the concept of ... More

    pp. 17-28

  3. Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources

    Javiera Atenas, University College London; Leo Havemann, IT Services Birkbeck, University of London; Ernesto Priego, School of Informatics City University London

    Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of ... More

    pp. 29-43

  4. Patterns of online student enrolment and attrition in Australian open access online education: a preliminary case study

    Steven Greenland & Catherine Moore, Swinburne University of Technology

    Swinburne University of Technology has experienced tremendous growth in open access online learning and as such is typical of the many Australian institutions that have ventured into online... More

    pp. 45-54

  5. Using Cloud collaboration for writing assignments by students with disabilities: a case study using action research

    Kjrsten Keane & Miriam Russell, SUNY Empire State College

    Though separated by geographical distance, a student with disabilities, his advisor, and his writing coach consorted in the Cloud using Google applications to achieve a writing goal. Our scenario... More

    pp. 55-63

  6. Course-embedded student support for online English language learners

    Maureen Andrade, Utah Valley University

    This paper describes an embedded approach to learner support in online English language courses. The support model is based on language acquisition, transactional distance, and self-regulated... More

    pp. 65-73

  7. Virtual tutorials in adult ODL: A WizIQ case study of Wawasan Open University

    Phalachandra Bhandigadi & Ishan Abeywardena, Wawasan Open University

    Wawasan Open University (WOU) was established in 2007 with the sole aim of providing affordable and accessible higher education opportunities to working adults in the fields of business, technology... More

    pp. 75-83