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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Oct 22, 2014 Volume 15, Number 6

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 19

  1. Students’ perceived challenges in an online collaborative learning environment: A case of higher learning institutions in Nairobi, Kenya

    Maina Muuro, Kenyatta University; Waiganjo Wagacha, University of Nairobi; John Kihoro, Jomo Kenyatta University; Robert Oboko, University of Nairobi

    Earlier forms of distance education were characterized by minimal social interaction like correspondence, television, video and radio. However, the World Wide Web (WWW) and online learning... More

  2. Sense of community in a blended technology integration course: A design-based research study

    J Harrison, Brigham Young University Instructure Inc.; Richard West, Brigham Young University

    This design-based research study explored whether sense of community was maintained while flexibility in the course was increased through an adoption of a unique blended learning model. Data... More

  3. Developing open education literacies with practicing K-12 teachers

    Royce Kimmons, University of Idaho

    This study seeks to understand how to use formal learning activities to effectively support the development of open education literacies among K-12 teachers. Considering pre- and post-surveys from ... More

  4. Promoting distance learners’ cognitive engagement and learning outcomes: Design-based research in the Costa Rican National University of Distance Education

    K Joo, Korea National Open University; Carmen Andrs, The Costa Rican National University of Distance Education; Rick Shearer, The Pennsylvania State University

    To explore effective learning design for students’ cognitive engagement, a design-based case study was conducted in a quality control course in the Costa Rican National University of Distance... More

  5. Massive Open Online Courses for Africa by Africa

    Benedict Oyo & Billy Mathias Kalema

    Africa is known for inadequate access to all sorts of human needs including health, education, food, shelter, transport, security, and energy. Before the emergence of massive open online courses ... More

    pp. 1-13

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  6. An Investigation of Faculty Perspectives on Barriers, Incentives, and Benefits of the OER Movement in Turkey

    Engin Kursun, Kursat Cagiltay & Gulfidan Can

    The purpose of this survey study is to investigate faculty's perceptions of the main incentives, barriers, and benefits to publishing their course materials for free within the open... More

    pp. 14-32

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  7. Teaching the Disembodied: Othering and Activity Systems in a Blended Synchronous Learning Situation

    Una Cunningham

    This study examines what happens when online and campus students participate in real time in the same campus classroom. Before this study, postgraduate students studying online in a course intended... More

    pp. 33-51

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  8. Identity and the Itinerant Online Learner

    Marguerite Koole

    This paper outlines a preliminary study of the kinds of strategies that master students draw upon for interpreting and enacting their identities in online learning environments. Based primarily on ... More

    pp. 52-70

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  9. The Influence of Personality and Chronotype on Distance Learning Willingness and Anxiety among Vocational High School Students in Turkey

    Christoph Randler, Mehmet Baris Horzum & Christian Vollmer

    There are many studies related to distance learning. Willingness and anxiety are important variables for distance learning. Recent research has shown that anxiety and willingness towards distance... More

    pp. 93-110

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  10. Online Instruction, E-Learning, and Student Satisfaction: A Three Year Study

    Michele T. Cole, Daniel J. Shelley & Louis B. Swartz

    This article presents the results of a three-year study of graduate and undergraduate students' level of satisfaction with online instruction at one university. The study expands on earlier... More

    pp. 111-131

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  11. Students' Perceived Challenges in an Online Collaborative Learning Environment: A Case of Higher Learning Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya

    Maina Elizaphan Muuro, Waiganjo Peter Wagacha, Robert Oboko & John Kihoro

    Earlier forms of distance education were characterized by minimal social interaction like correspondence, television, video and radio. However, the World Wide Web (WWW) and online learning... More

    pp. 132-161

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  12. Level of Proficiency and Professional Development Needs in Peripheral Online Teaching Roles

    Mercedes González-Sanmamed, Pablo-César Muñoz-Carril & Albert Sangrà

    Teaching in virtual environments demands mastery of several teaching competencies. Although the most accepted ones are pedagogical, in order to successfully teach online it becomes necessary to... More

    pp. 162-187

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  13. Promoting Distance Learners' Cognitive Engagement and Learning Outcomes: Design-Based Research in the Costa Rican National University of Distance Education

    K P. Joo, Carmen Andrés & Rick Shearer

    To explore effective learning design for students' cognitive engagement, a design-based case study was conducted in a quality control course in the Costa Rican National University of Distance ... More

    pp. 188-210

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  14. Framework of Quality Assurance of TEL Integration into an Educational Organization

    Airina Volungeviciene, Margarita Tereseviciene & Alan Tait

    This research paper addresses the issues of integration of technology enhanced learning (TEL) into an educational organization. Good practice experience cannot be directly transferred to new... More

    pp. 211-236

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  15. Adoption of the Mobile Campus in a Cyber University

    Insook Han & Seungyeon Han

    The advantages of mobile technologies have not been lost on higher education institutions, and they have tried to provide educational services through the use of mobile learning management system (... More

    pp. 237-256

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  16. An Approach for Externalization of Expert Tacit Knowledge Using a Query Management System in an E-Learning Environment

    Abdul Azeez Khan & Sheik Abdul Khader

    E-learning or electronic learning platforms facilitate delivery of the knowledge spectrum to the learning community through information and communication technologies. The transfer of knowledge... More

    pp. 257-274

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  17. An Analysis of ODL Student Perception and Adoption Behavior Using the Technology Acceptance Model

    Ean Teng Khor

    This paper presents an empirical study aiming on investigating ODL students' perception and adoption of SCORM Compliant Learning Object (SCLO). With the increasing use of SCLO in recent years,... More

    pp. 275-288

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  18. Sense of Community in a Blended Technology Integration Course: A Design-Based Research Study

    J Buckley Harrison & Richard E. West

    This design-based research study explored whether "sense of community" was maintained while flexibility in the course was increased through an adoption of a unique blended learning model.... More

    pp. 289-312

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  19. The Search for Meaningful E-Learning at Canadian Universities: A Multi-Institutional Research Study

    Vincent Salyers, Lorraine Carter, Alanna Carter, Sue Myers & Penelope Barrett

    While e-learning is now characterized by a past and trends within that past, there continues to be uncertainty about how e-learning is defined and conceptualized, whether or not we like e-learning,... More

    pp. 313-347

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