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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning

Aug 14, 2014 Volume 18, Number 1

Editors

Alison J. Fields

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Using an online Learning Management System to personalise learning for primary students

    Bronwyn Edmunds, Freemans Bay School; Maggie Hartnett, Massey University

    This paper reports on one aspect of a descriptive multiple-case study which set out to explore the role of a Learning Management System (LMS) in personalising learning for students from the... More

    pp. 11-29

  2. Software literacy and student learning in the tertiary environment: PowerPoint and beyond

    Elaine Khoo, Craig Hight, Bronwen Cowie, Rob Torrens & Lisabeth Ferrarelli, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    In this paper, we explore the relationship between student success in acquiring software literacy and students’ broader engagement and understanding of knowledge across different disciplines.... More

    pp. 30-45

  3. Engaging learner support: An investigation of faculty-library collaboration to provide live course-specific learner support within the online classroom environment

    Alison Fields

    Collaboration between faculty and learner support can create platforms for delivering seamless services for e-learners. Providing access to learning materials and activities with collocated... More

    pp. 46-57

  4. Emotion: the ‘e’ in engagement in online distance education in social work

    Sophie Goldingay, Deakin University

    Many social work students approach the pre-practicum practice skills unit with dread, due to the required role-play exercises designed to prepare them for practicum.  Online distance students ... More

    pp. 58-72

  5. The disruptive potential of the Massive Open Online Course: A literature review

    Jean Jacoby

    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a rapidly evolving phenomenon which has stimulated discussion in universities around the world. A central theme of these discussions, and much of the... More

    pp. 73-85