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Open Learning

November 2004 Volume 19, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Researching the Efficacy of Online Learning: A Collaborative Effort Amongst Scholars in Asian Open Universities

    Wei-yuan Zhang & Kirk Perris

    This article reports on a collaborative effort amongst scholars from ODL institutions across Asia that resulted in an analysis of the status of online learning. Eleven leading open universities... More

    pp. 247-264

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  2. Dialogue in a Distance Education Physics Course

    Paul Gorsky, Avner Caspi & Ricardo Trumper

    This study investigated the kinds of dialogues utilized by Open University students while studying an intermediate level physics course. Research objectives were twofold: to document what dialogue ... More

    pp. 265-277

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  3. The Impact of Web-Logs (Blogs) on Student Perceptions of Isolation and Alienation in a Web-Based Distance-Learning Environment

    Michele D. Dickey

    In the rush to promote the use of computer-mediated technologies for both traditional and distance learning, relatively little research has been conducted about learner feelings of isolation,... More

    pp. 279-291

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  4. Learning Objects and the E-Learning Cost Dilemma

    Martin Weller

    The creation of quality e-learning material creates a cost dilemma for many institutions, since it has both high variable and high fixed costs. This cost dilemma means that economies of scale are... More

    pp. 293-302

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