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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning

2005 Volume 9, Number 1

Editors

Alison J. Fields

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Learning management systems and the realities of using open source software

    Philip Roy, Massey University

    Open source software has gained prominence thanks to the Internet and the ability to establish communities, share ideas, and distribute software. It embraces the academic ideals of cooperation and ... More

    pp. 5-14

  2. Teacher education for cultural diversity: Online and at a distance

    Jae Major, Christchurch College of Education

    While student populations in English-speaking contexts are becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse, teaching populations remain predominantly monocultural and monolingual. It is... More

    pp. 15-26

  3. Design of web-based courses for secondary students

    Michael Barbour, University of Georgia

    This study considers the perceptions of course developers, teachers, and students on the characteristics of effective Web-based design for secondary school students. Through interviews and document... More

    pp. 27-36

  4. E-lectures within an integrated multimedia course design

    Koenraad Kuiper, Colin McMurtrie & Gregor Ronald, University of Canterbury

    Course design should be student-centred in that courses are designed for students. But the consequences of that imperative differ from course to course and from student to student. This paper... More

    pp. 37-45

  5. Flexible learning templates for dispersed learners: Expanding the role of the content expert without pain

    Michael Alford, Carolynn Oleniuk & Sharon Roffey, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides training for staff at 200 locations worldwide and in an extreme range of conditions. This article describes the... More

    pp. 46-57

  6. Determination of New Zealand tertiary institution e-learning capability: An application of an e-learning maturity model

    Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington

    A significant challenge facing most tertiary institutions is identifying organisational strategic and operational priorities for investment in e-learning capability-in short, containing the rising ... More

    pp. 58-63

  7. Research in progress: Learning from adopters and resisters of e-learning in New Zealand polytechnics and institutes of technology

    Hugh Barr, Stephen Bright, John Clayton, Stephen Cox, Beverley Gower & David Mitchell, Waikato Institute of Technology

    The exponential growth of e-learning practices in higher education has resulted in an increasing interest in the ways in which faculty members in tertiary institutions perceive e-learning and the... More

    pp. 63-66