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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jun 30, 2008 Volume 9, Number 2

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 25

  1. Community of Inquiry Framework: Validation and instrument development

    Ben Arbaugh, Marti Cleveland-Innes, Sebastian Diaz, Randy Garrison, Phil Ice, Jennifer Richardson, Peter Shea & Karen Swan

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  2. Assessing the Quality of K-12 Online Content: A sample assessment rubric

    Lara Jongedijk

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  3. Eportfolios: From description to analysis

    Gabriella Brandes & Natasha Boskic, University of British Columbia

    In recent years, different professional and academic settings have been increasingly utilizing ePortfolios to serve multiple purposes from recruitment to evaluation. This p aper analyzes... More

  4. Using 3D Virtual Worlds: Engaging learners and providing social support

    David Annand

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  5. A Contribution to the Hellenic Open University: Evaluation of the pedagogical practices and the use of ICT on distance education

    Gerasimos Koustourakis, Chris Panagiotakopoulos & Dimitris Vergidis, University of Patras

    This study examines a) the methods used to structure the pedagogy necessary to underpin distance education delivery used by the Hellenic Open University (HOU); b) the adoption of pedagogical and... More

  6. Tools for Analysis of Research Data Collected from Wikis and Blogs

    Madhumita Bhattacharya

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  7. The Return of Educational Radio?

    Sally Berman

  8. Emotion, Learning and the Online Learning Environment

    Marti Cleveland-Innes, Athabasca University; Zehra Akyol, University of Calgary

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  9. Perceptions of Social Loafing in Online Learning Groups: A study of Public University and U.S. Naval War College students

    Sherry Piezon, Florida State University; William Ferree, U.S. Naval War College, United States

    Social loafing research has spanned several decades and fields of study. Research has provided support for both the existence of social loafing and its antecedents within the laboratory, classroom,... More

  10. Persistence of Women in Online Degree-Completion Programs

    Terry Müller, Simmons College

    Although online courses at postsecondary institutions promise adults access, flexibility, and convenience, many barriers to online learning remain. This article presents findings from a qualitative... More

  11. The Personal Research Portal: The virtual faculty or the Net behind the classroom

    Ismael Peña-López

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  12. Mobile Learning in Developing Nations

    Scott Motlik

  13. Online Self-Regulatory Learning Behaviors as a Mediator in the Relationship between Online Course Perceptions with Achievement

    Lucy Barnard, Baylor University; Valerie Paton & William Lan, Texas Tech University

    Positive perceptions of online course communication and collaboration have been associated with better academic outcomes, while self-regulatory learning behaviors have also been linked to academic ... More

  14. Does the Community of Inquiry Framework Predict Outcomes in Online MBA Courses?

    J Arbaugh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

    While Garrison and colleagues’ (2000) Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has generated substantial interest among online learning researchers, it has yet to be subjected to extensive quantitative... More

  15. Online Teaching in International Contexts: Towards a sociocultural perspective of teaching presence

    Tannis Morgan

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  16. Ideas Whose Time has Come Back

    Jon Baggaley

  17. Distance Education and Corporate Training in Brazil: Regulations and interrelationships

    Stella Porto & Zane Berge, University of Maryland University College

    Distance education in Brazil has evolved more slowly than distance education offerings in other developing countries. This is because all aspects of Brazil’s publicly-funded educational system are ... More

  18. New Directions in University Education: Perspectives from the Caribbean

    Judith Soares

  19. Instructional Strategies in Teaching Engineering at a Distance: Faculty perspective

    S Ariadurai & Rajalingam Manohanthan, Open University of Sri Lanka

    This paper presents research on a convenience sample of the Open University of Sri Lanka’s engineering faculty. Examined in this research are faculty’s opinions on the instructional strategies they... More

  20. The Use of Whiteboards in Synchronous Online Drop-In Tutorials in Distance Delivered Courses

    Lawton Shaw

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