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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 28, 2019 Volume 20, Number 1

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 16

  1. Examining the Complexities of Parental Engagement at an Online Charter High School: A Narrative Analysis Approach

    Jered Borup, Shea Walters & Meagan Call-Cummings

    With the rapid growth of K-12 online learning opportunities, calls have come for more and better parental engagement to improve student engagement and reduce student attrition. In this article, we ... More

  2. Nonverbal Communication in Text-Based, Asynchronous Online Education

    Rima Al Tawil

    Does nonverbal communication exist in asynchronous, text-based online education? It is commonly believed that it does not due to the absence of body language and paralanguage. An examination of the... More

  3. Understanding Participant’s Behaviour in Massively Open Online Courses

    Bruno Poellhuber, Normand Roy & Ibtihel Bouchoucha

    As the offer of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow around the world, a great deal of MOOC research has focused on their low success rates and used indicators that might be more... More

  4. Meaningful Learner Information for MOOC Instructors Examined Through a Contextualized Evaluation Framework

    Kerrie Douglas, Mitchell Zielinski, Hillary Merzdorf, Heidi Diefes-Dux & Peter Bermel

    Improving STEM MOOC evaluation requires an understanding of the current state of STEM MOOC evaluation, as perceived by all stakeholders.  To this end, we investigated what kinds of information... More

  5. An Analysis of the Journey of Open and Distance Education: Major Concepts and Cutoff Points in Research Trends

    Ünal ÇAKIROĞLU, Mehmet KOKOÇ, Seyfullah GÖKOĞLU, Mücahit ÖZTÜRK & Fatih ERDOĞDU

    In an effort to understand trends in open and distance education more comprehensively, this study aims to identify the research trends, major concepts, and cutoff points in the articles published... More

  6. The Impact of Social Media Participation on Academic Performance in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

    Sonia Santoveña Casal

    The main objective of this study was to analyse the influence of social media participation on academic performance. The sample consisted of 1960 students taking one of two courses at undergraduate... More

  7. Can a Hands-On Physics Project Lab be Delivered Effectively as a Distance Lab?

    Firas Moosvi, Stefan Reinsberg & Georg Rieger

    In this article, we examine whether an inquiry-based, hands-on physics lab can be delivered effectively as a distance lab. In science and engineering, hands-on distance labs are rare and open-ended... More

  8. Mid-Career Adult Learners in an Online Doctoral Program and the Drivers of Their Academic Self-Regulation

    Peter Williams, Natalie Wall & Wade Fish

    Adult professionals enroll in online graduate programs and rely on social support and on their ability to self-regulate to be successful. The literature on academic self-regulation among emerging... More

  9. University Teachers and Open Educational Resources: Case Studies from Latin America

    Virginia Rodés, Adriana Gewerc-Barujel & Martín Llamas-Nistal

    The Open Education movement has made efforts to systematise experiences and to evaluate the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). However, OER adoption is not part of the prevailing... More

  10. On the Efficacy of Open Educational Resources

    Huimei Delgado, Michael Delgado & John Hilton

    Open educational resources (OER), which are free and openly licensed educational materials, have been a widely discussed topic in response to high textbook costs, the need for more pedagogical... More

  11. OER Mainstreaming in Tonga

    Ishan Abeywardena, Philippus Uys & Seilosehina Fifita

    In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points... More

  12. Online Education for Public Health Capacity Building in Low- to Middle-Income Countries

    Richard Heller, Judith Strobl & Rajan Madhok

    People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni, http://peoples-uni.org) aims to contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building public... More

  13. The PERLA Framework: Blending Personalization and Learning Analytics

    Mohamed Chatti & Arham Muslim

    Personalization is crucial for achieving smart learning environments in different lifelong learning contexts. There is a need to shift from one-size-fits-all systems to personalized learning... More

  14. Participation in Online Courses and Interaction With a Virtual Agent

    Donggil Song, Marilyn Rice & Eun Oh

    Online learning environments could be well understood as a multifaceted phenomenon affected by different aspects of learner participation including synchronous/asynchronous interactions. The aim of... More

  15. Structural Relationships of Factors Which Impact on Learner Achievement in Online Learning Environment

    Tami Im & Minseok Kang

    The purpose of this study is to identify relationships of learners’ achievement goal orientation, self-regulation, test-anxiety, self-efficacy, participation, satisfaction, and achievement in... More

  16. Training of Adult Trainers: Implementation and Evaluation of a Higher Education Program in Greece

    Azarias Mavropoulos, Aikaterini Sipitanou & Anastasia Pampouri

    This article presents the implementation and the evaluation of the blended learning program Training of Lifelong Learning Adult Trainers, which was organized by the Center of Training and Lifelong ... More