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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 02, 2016 Volume 17, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Analysis of Learning Achievement and Teacher–Student Interactions in Flipped and Conventional Classrooms

    Jerry Sun & Yu-Ting Wu, Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University

    This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of two different teaching methods on learning effectiveness. OpenCourseWare was integrated into the flipped classroom model (experimental group)... More

  2. Emotional Intelligence as a Determinant of Readiness for Online Learning

    Muhammad Buzdar, Assistant Professor Department of Education Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan; Akhtar Ali, Associate Professor Department of Education The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan; Riaz Tariq, Professor Emeritus Department of Education Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

    Students’ performance and behavior in online learning environment is associated with their readiness to opt digital learning approach. We in this research investigated distance learners’ emotional ... More

  3. An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Mobile Wireless Technology Adoption for Promoting Interactive Lectures in Higher Education

    Chin Gan & Vimala Balakrishnan, University of Malaya

    Use of mobile technology are widespread, particularly among the younger generation. There is a huge potential for utilizing such technology, particularly in lecture sessions with large number of... More

  4. The Relationship between Successful Completion and Sequential Movement in Self-Paced Distance Courses

    Janine Lim, Andrews University

    A course design question for self-paced courses includes whether or not technological measures should be used in course design to force students to follow the sequence intended by the course author... More

  5. Does Navigation Always Predict Performance? Effects of Navigation on Digital Reading are Moderated by Comprehension Skills

    Johannes Naumann, Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt; Ladislao Salmern, University of Valencia, Spain

    This study investigated interactive effects of navigation and offline comprehension skill on digital reading performance. As indicators of navigation relevant page selection and irrelevant page... More

  6. Evaluation of Online Log Variables that Estimate Learners’ Time Management in a Korean Online Learning Context

    Il-Hyun Jo & Yeonjeong Park, Ewha Womans University; Meehyun Yoon, University of Georgia; Hanall Sung, Ewha Womans University

    The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between the psychological variables and online behavioral patterns of students, collected through a Learning Management System (LMS). Test... More

  7. Using Positive Visual Stimuli to Lighten The Online Learning Experience through In Class Questioning

    Chia-Hung Lai & Ming-Chi Liu, Department of Engineering Science National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Chia-Ju Liu, Graduate Institue of Science Education National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan; Yueh-Min Huang, Department of Engineering Science National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    Using in-class questions is an efficient instructional strategy to keep abreast of the state of student learning in a class. Some studies have found that discussing in-class questions in... More

  8. Research Papers in Online Learning Performance and Behaviour

    Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University

  9. If You Build It, Will They Come? Predictors of Teachers’ Participation in and Satisfaction with the Effective Classroom Interactions Online Courses

    Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Bridget Hamre, Amy Roberts & Kathy Neesen, University of Virginia

    The Effective Classroom Interactions (ECI) online courses were designed to provide an engaging, effective and scalable approach to enhancing early childhood teachers’ use of classroom practices... More

  10. Challenges of Transitioning to e-learning System with Learning Objects Capabilities

    Miroslava Raspopovic, Svetlana Cvetanovic & Aleksandar Jankulovic, Belgrade Metropolitan University

    In order for higher education institutions, which implements blended and/or online learning to remain competitive and innovative it needs to keep up with the cutting edge technological and... More

  11. An Experimental Study of Satisfaction Response: Evaluation of Online Collaborative Learning

    Xusen Cheng, Xueyin Wang & Jianqing Huang, University of International Business and Economics; Alex Zarifis, University of Nicosia

    On the one hand, a growing amount of research discusses support for improving online collaborative learning quality, and many indicators are focused to assess its success. On the other hand,... More

  12. Factors of Participants and Blogs that Predict Blogging Activeness During Teaching Practice and Induction Year

    Piret Luik & Merle Taimalu, University of Tartu

    The blog as a type of social software has been used in education for several years, and its positive effect in the field has been asserted in many studies. This study presents the factors of... More

  13. A Cognitive Style Perspective to Handheld Devices: Customization vs. Personalization

    Chen-Wei Hsieh; Sherry Chen, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University

    Handheld devices are widely applied to support open and distributed learning, where students are diverse. On the other hand, customization and personalization can be applied to accommodate students... More