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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning

2011 Volume 15, Number 1

Editors

Alison J. Fields

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Being together - factors that unintentionally undermine motivation

    Maggie Hartnett & Alison St. George, Massey University; Jon Dron, Athabasca University

    This paper reports on one aspect of a larger case study that explores the nature of motivation to learn in an online distance environment. The study adopts self-determination theory (SDT) as a... More

    pp. 1-16

  2. Supporting adults to address their literacy needs using e-learning

    Jo Fletcher, Karen Nicholas & Niki Davis, University of Canterbury

    Many adults need help with literacy learning. This is extremely challenging for the tertiary education sector and workplace-situated learning organisations. E-learning may be an effective and... More

    pp. 17-29

  3. Obtaining high retention and completion rates in a New Zealand ODL environment: A case study of strategies employed by Information and Library Studies Faculty at the Open Polytechnic

    Sandra Maathuis-Smith, Shannon Wellington, Amanda Cossham, Alison Fields, Jan Irvine, Sarah Welland & Mary Innes

    Open and distance learning (ODL) provides unique challenges for student retention and course completion. In an increasingly competitive educational environment, measures such as retention and... More

    pp. 31-45

  4. A Framework for Developing and Implementing An Online Learning Community

    Elaine Khoo, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Bronwyn Cowie

    Developing online learning communities is a promising pedagogical approach in online learning contexts for adult tertiary learners, but it is no easy task. Understanding how learning communities... More

    pp. 47-59

  5. Personalised, Contextualised Professional Learning Development: Putting it into Practice

    Hazel Owen, Ethos Consultancy NZ

    Research, such as that collated as part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education‘s (MoE) Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES), indicates that regular Professional Learning and Development ... More

    pp. 61-74

  6. An Examination of Government Policies for E-Learning in New Zealand’s Secondary Schools

    Allison Powell & Michael Barbour

    In 2006 the North American Council for Online Learning surveyed the activity and policy relating to primary and secondary e-learning, which they defined as online learning, in a selection of... More

    pp. 75-89