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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning

2009 Volume 13, Number 1

Editors

Alison J. Fields

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Today’s Student and Virtual Schooling: The Reality, the Challenges, the Promise…

    Michael Barbour, Wayne State University

    In 2008 I was approached to deliver a keynote address at the biennial conference of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) in Wellington on the topic of today’s student and... More

    pp. 5-25

  2. Formative assessment: Evaluating the effectiveness of online quizzes in a core business finance course

    Hamish Anderson, Massey University

    This article examines the change from conventional pen and paper to computer-based formative assessment for a large second-year Business Finance course. A brief history of the course’s... More

    pp. 26-40

  3. The Quality of Distance Learning from an Economic Perspective: A Case Study from Hong Kong

    Chan Wai, Open University of Hong Kong

    This paper examines the quality of distance education in terms of its impact on the earnings of workers, based on Hong Kong’s 2001 census and 2006 by-census data. Education and training,... More

    pp. 41-50

  4. Reflections on e-learning from a communication perspective.

    Gary Mersham, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

    This article uses a dialogical model of communication to reflect on communication in e-learning. It is argued that teaching and learning is a singular, dialogical communicative process leading to a... More

    pp. 51-70

  5. Interactive scenario design: The value of flowcharts and schemas in developing scenario-based lessons for online and flexible learning contexts

    Terry Stewart, Mark Brown & Anna Weatherstone, Massey University

    A web-delivered problem-based scenario was designed for use in a distance education professional development workshop for academics, and also as a stand-alone module. Early scenario design and... More

    pp. 71-90

  6. Video Conferencing in Distance Learning: A New Zealand Schools’ Perspective

    Rachel Roberts, TaraNet

    This article sets outs to trace the development of video conferencing in distance learning in the New Zealand secondary school sector. It begins with an overview of the definition and development... More

    pp. 91-107