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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 22, 2006 Volume 6, Number 3


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 15

  1. System Dynamics in Distance Education and a Call to Develop a Standard Model

    Steven Shaffer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

    This paper describes systems dynamics, reviews the literature of uses of systems concepts in distance education (DE), presents a preliminary model, and ends in a call to researchers to contribute... More

  2. Teachers' Invisible Presence in Net-based Distance Education

    Agneta Hult, Department of Education, Umeå University; Ethel Dahlgren, Department of Education, Umeå university; David Hamilton & Tor Söderström, Department of Education, Umeå University

    Conferencing – or dialogue – has always been a core activity in liberal adult education. More recently, attempts have been made to transfer such conversations online in the form of computer... More

  3. e-Portfolios: Promises & Pitfalls

    Natasha Boskic, University of British Columbia

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  4. Distance Education and Languages: evolution and change

    Rashid Aderinoye

  5. Distance Higher Education Experiences of Arab Gulf Students in the United States: A cultural perspective

    Aisha Al-Harthi

    This article reports on a phenomenological research study that was undertaken to provide cultural understanding about the nature of distance education experiences of Arab graduate students pursuing... More

  6. The Influence of Instructional Methods on the Quality of Online Discussion

    Heather Kanuka, Athabasca University

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  7. Technology, e-Learning and Distance Education (2nd edition)

    Heather Kanuka, Athabasca University - Canada Research Chair in e-Learning

  8. Text-based Conferencing: Features vs. functionality

    Lynn Anderson & Kathy McCarthy

    This report examines three text-based conferencing products: WowBB, Invision Power Board, and vBulletin. Their selection was prompted by a feature-by-feature comparison of the same products on the ... More

  9. The Effects of Linguistic Qualifiers and Intensifiers on Group Interaction and Performance in Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation

    Allan Jeong, Florida State University, USA

    This study tested the effects of linguistic qualifiers and intensifiers on the number and types of replies elicited per argument and per challenge posted in online debates. To facilitate... More

  10. Audio/ Videoconferencing Packages: High cost

    Sonia Murillo, Mary Rizzuto & Urel Sawyers

    This report compares two integrated course delivery packages: Centra 6 and WebEx. Both applications feature asynchronous and synchronous audio communications for online education and training. They... More

  11. Problem-based Learning in an Online Course: A case study

    James Cheaney, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University, USA.; Thomas Ingebritsen, Iowa State University

    Problem-based learning (PBL) is the use of a “real world” problem or situation as a context for learning. The present study explores the use of PBL in an online biotechnology course. In the PBL... More

  12. Remote Access to Instrumental Analysis for Distance Education in Science

    Dietmar Kennepohl, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada; Jit Baran, Chemical Technology Department, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada; Martin Connors; Kieron Quigley, Technology and Curriculum Innovation Department Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Ron Currie, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Remote access to experiments offers distance educators another tool to integrate a strong laboratory component within a science course. Since virtually all modern chemical instrumental analysis in ... More

  13. Audio/ Videoconferencing Packages: Low cost

    Remi Treblay, Barb Fyvie & Brenda Koritko

    A comparison was conducted of Voxwire MeetingRoom and iVocalize v4.1.0.3, both Web-conferencing products using voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) to provide unlimited, inexpensive, international... More

  14. Tensions in Learner Support and Tutor Support in Tertiary Web-based English Language Education in China

    Tong Wang

    Based on the findings of a national survey conducted in 2004 designed to examine the support systems for both learners and tutors engaged in tertiary-level Web-based English education in mainland... More

  15. The Online Learning Environment: Creating a Space for Mauritian Women Learners

    Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo

    This paper examines how online distance education acts to democratize access to, and suit the ontologies of, Mauritian women who seek to empower themselves for development. Data from semi... More