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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 23, 2018 Volume 19, Number 1

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 19

  1. A Sharing Mind Map-oriented Approach to Enhance Collaborative Mobile Learning With Digital Archiving Systems

    Jui-Hung Chang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Po-Sheng Chiu, Department of E-learning Design and Management, National Chiayi University, Taiwan; Yueh-Min Huang, Department of Engineering Science National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    With the advances in mobile network technology, the use of portable devices and mobile networks for learning is not limited by time and space. Such use, in combination with appropriate learning... More

  2. How Learners Participate in Connectivist Learning: An Analysis of the Interaction Traces From a cMOOC

    Zhijun Wang, Jiangnan University; Terry Anderson & Li Chen

    In this research paper, the authors analyse the collected data output during a 36 week cMOOC. Six-week data streams from blogs, Twitter, a Facebook group, and video conferences were tracked from... More

  3. Measuring Self-Regulation in Self-Paced Open and Distance Learning Environments

    Serpil Kocdar, Anadolu University; Abdulkadir Karadeniz, Artvin Coruh University; Aras Bozkurt, Anadolu University & University of South Africa; Koksal Buyuk

    Previous studies have described many scales for measuring self-regulation; however, no scale has been developed specifically for self-paced open and distance learning environments. Therefore, the... More

  4. Pilot Testing for Feasibility in a Study of Student Retention and Attrition in Online Undergraduate Programs

    Joy Fraser, Dorothy Fahlman & Jane Arscott, Athabasca University; Isabelle Guillot

    Prior to undertaking a descriptive study on attrition and retention of students in two online undergraduate health administration and human service programs, a pilot test was conducted to assess... More

  5. Modeling Students’ Readiness to Adopt Mobile Learning in Higher Education: An Empirical Study

    Ahmad Al-Adwan, Assistant Professor of Information Systems - Business School at Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan., Jordan; Amr Al-Madadha, Assistant Professor of Business Administration - king Talal School of Business Technology at Princess Sumaya University for Technology.; Zahra Zvirzdinaite

    Mobile devices are increasingly coming to penetrate people's daily lives. Mobile learning (m-learning) is viewed as key to the coming era of electronic learning (e-learning). In the meantime, the... More

  6. An Analysis of Learners’ Intentions Toward Virtual Reality Learning Based on Constructivist and Technology Acceptance Approaches

    Hsiu-Mei Huang, Department of Information Management National Taichung University of Science and Technology; Shu-Sheng Liaw, General Education Center China Medical University

    Within a constructivist paradigm, the virtual reality technology focuses on the learner's actively interactive learning processes and attempts to reduce the gap between the learner\u2019s knowledge... More

  7. A Taxonomy of Asynchronous Instructional Video Styles

    Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Ionian University

    Many educational organizations are employing instructional videos in their pedagogy, but there is a limited understanding of the possible video formats. In practice, the presentation format of... More

  8. Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools

    Brett Taylor & Delores McNair, University of the Pacific

    Traditional school districts do not have a lot of experience with virtual schools and have lost students to state and charter virtual schools. To retain students and offer alternative learning... More

  9. The Use of Avatars in Gender Segregated Online Learning Within MOOCs in Saudi Arabia - A Rwaq Case Study

    Raniah Adham, University of Reading; Pat Parslow, Yota Dimitriadi & Karsten Lundqvist

    In Saudi Arabia, gender-segregation is a known issue within higher education that often deprives female tutors from providing online learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). As well,... More

  10. Content is King: An Analysis of How the Twitter Discourse Surrounding Open Education Unfolded From 2009 to 2016

    Michael Paskevicius, Vancouver Island University; George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University; Royce Kimmons, Brigham Young University

    Inspired by open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open source software, the openness movement in education has different meanings for different people. In this study, we use Twitter data... More

  11. The Sage Handbook of E-learning Research (2nd ed.)

    Lauren Cifuentes, Professor and Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  12. Decision, Implementation, and Confirmation: Experiences of Instructors behind Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

    Jingjing Lin, USI Università della Svizzera italiana; Lorenzo Cantoni, Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI Università della Svizzera italiana

    As the popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow, studies are emerging to investigate various topics in this area. Most have focused on the learners’ perspective, leaving ... More

  13. Status of e-learning Quality in Kenya: Case of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Postgraduate Students

    Kennedy Hadullo, Technical university of Mombasa; Robert Oboko & Elijah Omwenga, University of Nairobi

    There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done... More

  14. Evaluation of Online Video Usage and Learning Satisfaction: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model

    Judit Nagy, Edutus College

    The aim of the study was to examine the determining factors of students' video usage and their learning satisfaction relating to the supplementary application of educational videos, accessible in a... More

  15. The Moderating Effects of Group Work on the Relationship Between Motivation and Cognitive Load

    Jamie Costley, Kongju National University; Christopher Lange, Joongbu University

    Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying... More

  16. What Research Says About MOOCs – An Explorative Content Analysis

    Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg; Aras Bozkurt, Anadolu University; Uthman Alturki & Ahmed Aldraiweesh, King Saud University

    Since the first offering of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in 2008, the body of literature on this new phenomenon of open learning has grown tremendously. In this regard, this article intends ... More

  17. The Influence of National Culture on Educational Videos: The Case of MOOCs

    Rebecca Bayeck & Jinhee Choi, Penn State University

    This paper discusses the influence of cultural dimensions on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introductory videos. The study examined the introductory videos produced by three universities on... More

  18. IRRODL Volume 19, Number 1

    Various Authors, Athabasca University

  19. Administrators' Perceptions of Motives to Offer Online Academic Degree Programs in Universities

    Hakan Özcan, Amasya University; Soner Yıldırım, Middle East Technical University

    Although the number of online academic degree programs offered by universities in Turkey has become increasingly significant in recent years, the current lack of understanding of administrators’... More