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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning

Dec 23, 2014 Volume 18, Number 2

Editors

Alison J. Fields

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 4

  1. Establishing a Sense of Connectedness Amongst Theology Students in Distance Education

    Nigel Smith, Charles Erlam, Naomi Quirke & Grace Sylvester, Laidlaw College

    Student engagement is required for effective distance learning. Amongst other things, it is built by fostering connectedness amongst tutors, academic advisors, and students, and by providing high... More

    pp. 11-28

  2. Student Engagement in Distance-based Vocational Education

    Anne Yates & Wendy Brindley-Richards, Victoria University of Wellington; Tony Thistoll, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

    Students enrolled in distance education courses tend to have lower course completion rates than those who attend face-to-face classes (Simpson, 2013). This article reports on a collective case... More

    pp. 29-43

  3. Take AIM and Keep Your Students Engaged

    Catherine Nash, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

    This paper outlines the benefits to distance education teachers of formatting a weekly online newsletter in accordance with motivational learning theory. It reflects on the delivery of weekly AIM... More

    pp. 45-57

  4. Empowering Teachers? An Exploratory Study of Personnel Practices in Virtual Charter Schools in the United States

    Dennis Beck & Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas

    Virtual charter schools have the potential to transform teacher personnel management. However, there is currently little evidence that they are doing so. This study examined how 89 teachers at two ... More

    pp. 59-81