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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 26, 2008 Volume 9, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 12

  1. New Ways of Mediating Learning: Investigating the implications of adopting open educational resources for tertiary education at an institution in the United Kingdom as compared to one in South Africa

    Tina Wilson, The Open University UK

    Access to education is not freely available to all. Open Educational Resources (OERs) have the potential to change the playing field in terms of an individual’s right to education. The Open... More

  2. Using ICT and distance education to increase access, equity and quality of rural teachers’ professional development

    Bernadette Robinson, UNESCO Centre for Comparative Education Research, University of Nottingham

    The goal of ‘teacher quality for all’ is proving difficult to achieve in many countries, especially in rural and remote areas, yet teacher quality is a key determinant of students’ participation... More

  3. Problems and Little Victories in Transcript Analysis

    Patrick Fahy

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  4. Open Content and Open Educational Resources: Enabling universal education

    Tom Caswell, Shelley Henson, Marion Jensen & David Wiley, The Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University

    The role of distance education is shifting. Traditionally distance education was limited in the number of people served because of production, reproduction, and distribution costs. Today, while it ... More

  5. Problem Based Learning in Distance Education: A case study

    Deana Halonen

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  6. Technology-Enhanced Learning in Developing Nations: A review

    Shalni Gulati, University of Oxford

    Learning ‘using’ technologies has become a global phenomenon. The Internet is often seen as a value-neutral tool that potentially allows individuals to overcome the constraints of traditional... More

  7. OpenCourseWare, Global Access and the Right to Education: Real access or marketing ploy?

    Henk Huijser, Tas Bedford & David Bull, University of Southern Queensland

    This paper explores the potential opportunities that OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers in providing wider access to tertiary education, based on the ideal of ‘the right to education’. It first discusses ... More

  8. Ontologies for Effective Use of Context in e-Learning Settings

    Dragan Gaševic, Jelena Jovanovic, Colin Knight & Griff Richards

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  9. Exploring the Role of Distance Education in Fostering Equitable University Access for First Generation Students: A phenomenological survey

    Lisa Priebe, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada; Tamra Ross, Athabasca University Students' Union; Karl Low, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University, Canada

    Using a qualitative study of distance education (DE) learners whose parents have not accessed post-secondary education (PSE), this paper proposes themes for further research in the study of first... More

  10. Designing the Undesignable: Social software and control

    Jon Dron

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  11. The Role of Open and Distance Learning in the Implementation of the Right to Education in Zambia

    Richard Siaciwena & Foster Lubinda

    As a member of the United Nations, Zambia is committed to the observance of human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. This is evidenced, among others, by the fact... More

  12. Using Distance Education and ICT to Improve Access, Equity and the Quality in Rural Teachers' Professional Development in Western China

    Bernadette Robinson

    The goal of "teacher quality for all" is proving difficult to achieve in many countries, especially in rural areas, yet teacher quality is a key determinant of students' participation rates and... More

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