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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Apr 01, 2003 Volume 4, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 18

  1. Internet Audio Products (Update)

    Jim Depow, Jim Klaas & Norine Wark

    The benefits in distance education of collaborative interaction via online, synchronous audio methods have been discussed in previous reports in this series. As the months go by, new software... More

  2. Student Support in Open Learning: Sustaining the process

    Christine Dearnley

    This paper discusses the aspect of student support that emerged as a key component of a longitudinal study into the experiences of nurses studying through open learning in the UK. Students engaged ... More

  3. Libraries Without Walls 4: the delivery of library services to distant users

    Harvey Gover

  4. Videoconferencing in Theatre and Performance Studies

    Mark Childs & Jay Dempster

    Previous reports in this series have indicated the growing acceptance of video-conferencing in education delivery. The current report compares a series of video-conferencing methods in an activity ... More

  5. Challenges for Study Centers in an Electronic Age: A case study of the Center for Distance Education at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany

    Ulrich Bernath, Open University Netherlands; Axel Kleinschmidt, Christine Waiti & Olaf Zawacki

    This paper reports on developments in study centers in Germany and in particular the experience of the Center for Distance Education at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Emphasis in this ... More

  6. Telecentres: Case Studies and Key Issues

    Rozhan Irdus

  7. Bridges to Effective Learning Through Radio

    Usha Chandar & Ramesh Sharma

  8. Indicators of Support in Online Interaction

    Patrick Fahy

    Peer-to-peer interaction using computer-mediated communication (CMC) would appear to be a promising source of timely and cost-effective student support, but little empirical evidence regarding... More

  9. Distance Learning Technologies: Issues, Trends and Opportunities

    Chere Campbell Gibson

  10. Is Enough Too Much? The dilemma for online distant learner supporters

    Christopher Morgan & Anthony McKenzie

  11. Whiteboard Products

    Nolan Cox, Cindy Hoyme, Neil Martindale & Liz Murdoch

    A common feature of online collaborative methodologies is the whiteboard, a tabula rasa type area in which participants can share simultaneous applications and learning experiences. The current... More

  12. Adults Contemplating University Study at a Distance: Issues, themes and concerns

    Jenny Bird & Chris Morgan

    This study identifies and explores a range of themes, issues and questions that commonly confront adults contemplating enrolment in university, and why they persist. The study focuses particularly ... More

  13. E-Moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online

    Dan Eastmond

  14. Supporting Distance Students Using the Internet: A Brazilian Experience

    Marialice De Moraes, Carolina Rodrigues Paz, Flavia Lumi Matuzawa & Patricia Jantsch

  15. Integrated Course Delivery Packages

    Judy Annis, Tracy Hensel, Patricia Lundstrom & Richard Jones

    This report contains updates of three products: Elluminate, LearnLinc, and Wimba. Each features audio communication, both asynchronous and synchronous, and has been selected for this report to... More

  16. Learner Support Services for Online Students: Scaffolding for success

    Stacey Ludwig-hardman & Joanna Dunlap

    A critical component of an effective retention program for online students is a learner support services program. While many factors contribute to attrition, at the top of the list are level of... More

  17. African Virtual University: The case of Kenyatta University, Kenya.

    Rashid Aderinoye

  18. E-tivities: The Key to Active Online Learning

    Mohamed Ally