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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Dec 06, 2016 Volume 17, Number 6


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Evaluation of Virtual Objects: Contributions for the Learning Process

    Eleonora Vieira & Marialice Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Jaqueline Rossato, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Universidade Federal do Maranho

    The constant technological development in education, and the potentiality of the resources offered by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), are challenges faced by teaching... More

  2. Reading Online in Foreign Languages: A Study of Strategy Use

    Richard Cheng, University of Vermont

    Scores of studies have established that when learning online, students must be equipped with different sets of strategies and skills than in a physical classroom setting (Anderson, 2003; Broadbent ... More

  3. In Search for the Open Educator: Proposal of a Definition and a Framework to Increase Openness Adoption Among University Educators

    Fabio Nascimbeni & Daniel Burgos, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)

    The paper explores the change process that university teachers need to go through in order to become fluent with Open Education approaches. Based on a literature review and a set of interviews with... More

  4. Maintaining Momentum Toward Graduation: OER and the Course Throughput Rate

    John Hilton III, Lane Fischer & David Wiley, Brigham Young University; Linda William, Tidewater Community College

    Open Educational Resources (OER) have the potential to replace traditional textbooks in higher education. Previous studies indicate that use of OER results in high student and faculty satisfaction,... More

  5. Online Instructors’ Use of Scaffolding Strategies to Promote Interactions: A Scale Development Study

    Moon-Heum Cho, Sungkyunkwan University; YoonJung Cho, Sungshin Women's University

    A great deal of research has documented that interactions among students or between students and instructors are key to student success in an online learning setting. However, very little research ... More

  6. Tele-proximity: Tele-community of Inquiry Model. Facial Cues for Social, Cognitive, and Teacher Presence in Distance Education

    Chryssa Themeli, Lancaster University; Anna Bougia

    Distance education is expanding in all continents, and the use of video has dominated internet. Synchronous Video Communication (SVC) has not been an option thoroughly investigated and... More

  7. The Effects of Online Interactions on the Relationship Between Learning-Related Anxiety and Intention to Persist Among E-Learning Students with Visual Impairment

    Yunjin Oh & Soon Lee, Sejong Cyber University

    This study explored whether learning-related anxiety would negatively affect intention to persist with e-learning among students with visual impairment, and examined the roles of three online... More

  8. Coordinated Implicitly? An Empirical Study on the Role of Social Media in Collaborative Learning

    Xi Zhang & Hui Chen, College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University; Patricia Ordez de Pablos, Department of Business Administration, University of Oviedo; Miltiadis Lytras, Deree College, The American College of Greece; Yongqiang Sun

    As social media is widely adopted in collaborative learning, which places teams in a virtual environment, it is critical for teams to identify and leverage the knowledge of their members. Yet... More

  9. Faculty Members’ Instructional Priorities for Adopting OER

    Insung Jung; Seongyoun Hong, Ajou University

    This study aimed to investigate and classify faculty members\u2019 instructional priorities for adopting OER. In-depth interview data were collected from 10 faculty members from different regions... More

  10. Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap

    Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Laureate Online Education / European University Cyprus

    Quality Assurance (QA) concepts and applications in Higher Education (HE) emerge from evolving meanings related to HE\u2019s dynamic relationship with social, economic, cultural, and technological ... More

  11. Ethical Considerations in the Practical Application of the Unisa Socio-Critical Model of Student Success

    Angelo Fynn, University of South Africa

    The prediction and classification of student performance has always been a central concern within higher education institutions. It is therefore natural for higher education institutions to harvest... More

  12. Open Assessment of Learning: A Meta-Synthesis

    Andres Chiappe, Universidad de La Sabana; Ricardo Pinto, Universidad Piloto de Colombia; Vivian Arias, Universidad de la Sabana

    Open Assessment of Learning (OAoL) is an emerging educational concept derived from the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to education and is related with the Open... More

  13. Challenges of Offering a MOOC from an LMIC

    Aamna Pasha, Syed Abidi & Syed Ali

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were initiated in the early 2000s by certain leading American and European universities. An integral part of the MOOC philosophy has been to provide open access ... More

  14. The Impact of Contact Sessions and Discussion Forums on the Academic Performance of Open Distance Learning Students

    Benjamin Olivier, University of South Africa

    This study investigated the impact of face-to-face contact sessions and online discussion forums on the academic performance of students at an Open Distance Learning (ODL) university (N = 1,015). t... More