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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jul 08, 2016 Volume 17, Number 4


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Using the mTSES to Evaluate and Optimize mLearning Professional Development

    Robert Power, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Qatar; Dean Cristol & Belinda Gimbert, Ohio State University; Robin Bartoletti, Texas Women's University; Whitney Kilgore, iDesignEDU

    The impact of targeted professional development activities on teachers’ perceptions of self-efficacy with mobile learning remains understudied. Power (2015a) used the Mobile Teacher’s Sense of... More

  2. Analytical Insights on the Position, Challenges, and Potential for Promoting OER in ODeL Institutions in Africa

    Cornelia Muganda & Athuman Samzugi, Open University of Tanzania; Brenda Mallinson, OER Africa

    This paper shares analytical insights on the position, challenges and potential for promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) in African Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) institutions. The... More

  3. Meeting Teacher Expectations in a DL Professional Development Programme - A Case Study for Sustained Applied Competence as Programme Outcome

    Corn Kruger & Ona Janse van Rensburg, North-West University; Marike De Witt, University of South Africa

    Meeting teacher expectations for a professional development programme (PDP) is expected to strengthen sustainable applied competence as programme outcome since teachers will be more motivated to... More

  4. A Critical Look at a Blended English Language Teacher Education Program with an Emphasis on the Practicum

    Ebru Ko, Izmir Institute of Technology, Academic Writing Centre

    The aim of the present study was to explore what types of difficulties student teachers enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language Teacher Education program offered in a blended... More

  5. Perceived Service Quality and Student Loyalty in an Online University

    Mara-Jess Martnez-Argelles & Josep-Maria Batalla-Busquets, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    This paper examines the influence that student perceived quality of service (PSQ) has on continuance intention and willingness to recommend a course in a fully online university. A holistic view of... More

  6. Increasing Access to Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning: Empirical Findings From Mzuzu University, Malawi

    Winner Chawinga & Paxton Zozie, Mzuzu University

    Slowly but surely, open and distance learning (ODL) programmes are being regarded as one of the most practical ways that universities across the world are increasingly adopting in order to increase... More

  7. Guidelines for Transferring Residential Courses into Web

    Hakan Tzn & Murat Çınar, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology

    This study shared unique design experiences by examining the process of transferring residential courses to the Web, and proposed a design model for individuals who want to transfer their courses... More

  8. Design and Development of a Learning Design Virtual Internship Program

    Dana Ruggiero & Jeffrey Boehm, Bath Spa University

    Incorporation of practical experience in learning design and technology education has long been accepted as an important step in the developmental process of future learning designers. The... More

  9. Entrepreneurial Education in a Tertiary Context: A Perspective of the University of South Africa

    Anthea Amadi-Echendu, Magaret Phillips, Kudakwashe Chodokufa & Thea Visser, University of South Africa

    South Africa is characterised by high unemployment levels, a low Total Early Stage Entrepreneurial Activity rate, and a high small business failure rate. Entrepreneurship and small business... More

  10. Instructors’ Perceptions of Instructor Presence in Online Learning Environments

    Jennifer Richardson, Purdue University; Erin Besser, Adrie Koehler, JiEun Lim & Marquetta Strait, Learning Design and Technology Program Purdue University

    As online learning continues to grow significantly, various efforts have been explored and implemented in order to improve the instructional experiences of students. Specifically, research... More

  11. Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Adaptation of Accessible Web-Based Learning Materials

    Marko Radovan & Mojca Perdih, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

    E-learning is a rapidly developing form of education. One of the key characteristics of e-learning is flexibility, which enables easier access to knowledge for everyone. Information and... More

  12. Structural Relationships of Environments, Individuals, and Learning Outcomes in Korean Online University Settings

    Keol Lim, Konkuk University; Minseok Kang; Sung Park, Konkuk University

    This study examines relationships of instructional environments, learner traits, and learning outcomes in the context of an online university course in Korea which has an advanced information... More

  13. Use of Facebook by Secondary School Students at Nuku'alofa as an Indicator of E-Readiness for E-Learning in the Kingdom of Tonga

    Hans Sopu, Yoshifumi Chisaki & Tsuyoshi Usagawa, Kumamoto University

    The Kingdom of Tonga is an isolated least developing country located on the northeast of New Zealand with a population of 103,252 (2011 census) and with a gross domestic product per capita of USD $... More

  14. The Role of Re-Appropriation in Open Design: A Case Study on How Openness in Higher Education for Industrial Design Engineering Can Trigger Global Discussions on the Theme of Urban Gardening

    Francesca Ostuzzi, Italy; Peter Conradie, Lieven De Couvreur, Jan Detand & Jelle Saldien, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk, Belgium

    This case study explores the opportunities for students of Industrial Design Engineering to engage with direct and indirect stakeholders by making their design process and results into open-ended... More

  15. The Effect of Multilingual Facilitation on Active Participation in MOOCs

    Jean-Franois Colas, Open University of Catalonia (UOC); Peter Sloep, Welten Institute, Open University The Netherlands; Muriel Garreta-Domingo, Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

    A new approach for overcoming the language and culture barriers to participation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is reported. It is hypothesised that the juxtaposition of English as the... More

  16. Effects of Group Awareness and Self-Regulation Level on Online Learning Behaviors

    Jian-Wei Lin, Yu-Chin Szu & Ching-Neng Lai

    Group awareness can affect student online learning while self-regulation also can substantially influence student online learning. Although some studies identify that these two variables may... More

  17. An Empirical Study of Factors Driving the Adoption of Mobile Learning in Omani Higher Education

    Mohamed Sarrab, Ibtisam Al Shibli & Nabeela Badursha, Sultan Qaboos University

    Mobile learning (M-learning) provides a new learning channel in which learners can access content and just in time information as required irrespective of the time and location. Even though M... More

  18. The Influence of Biographical Factors on Adult Learner Self-Directedness in an Open Distance Learning Environment

    Jo-Anne Botha & Mariette Coetzee, University of South Africa

    This study investigated the relationship between self-directedness (as measured by the Adult Learner Self-Directedness Scale) and biographical factors such as age, race, and gender of adult... More