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December 13, 2013

A New IRRODL Issue – 14(5)

From Tuesday’s inbox…  Note the item from Andrea Velasquez, Charles R Graham and Richard E West that is a K-12 online learning item…

IRRODL Issue 14(5)
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International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

IRRODL Readers:

Here is the December issue of IRRODL. The articles have been grouped into two sections. The first provides us with research findings of interest to educational administrators,  consisting of articles on capacity building and leadership as well as more technical  research on computer security and modeling.  The second section is concerned with teaching and learning and consists of articles on training and teaching methods followed by research studies related to interactivity and social media.

Prof. Rory McGreal
Co-Editor, IRRODL

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Vol 14, No 5 (2013)

Table of Contents

Editorial

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Editorial: Volume 14, Number 5 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

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The teacher as leader: Effect of teaching behaviors on class community and agreement HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Beth Rubin, Ronald Fernandes
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Open distance learning for development: Lessons from strengthening research capacity on gender, crisis prevention, and recovery HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Suresh Chandra Babu, Jenna Ferguson, Nilam Parsai, Rose Almoguera
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Reviews and practice of college students regarding access to scientific knowledge: A case study in two Spanish universities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
José Manuel Sáez López, Jose María Ruiz Ruiz, Maria Luz Cacheiro González
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Student and faculty outcomes of undergraduate science research projects by geographically dispersed students HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lawton Shaw, Dietmar Kennepohl
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Factors influencing students’ acceptance of m-learning: An investigation in higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Ahmad Abu-Al-Aish, Steve Love
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Security risks and protection in online learning: A survey HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yong Chen, Wu He
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Institutional level identity control strategies in the distance education environment: A survey of administrative staff HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Alexander Amigud
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Improved fuzzy modelling to predict the academic performance of distance education students HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Osman Yildiz, Abdullah Bal, Sevinc Gulsecen
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Online social media applications for constructivism and observational learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lydia Mbati
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Using a design-based research study to identify principles for training instructors to teach online HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Julie Shattuck, Terry Anderson
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Learning needs analysis of collaborative e-classes in semi-formal settings: The REVIT example HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Anna Mavroudi, Thanasis Hadzilacos
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Online interaction in higher education: Is there evidence of diminishing returns? HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Jonatan Castaño-Muñoz, Teresa Sancho-Vinuesa, Josep M. Duart
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Peer feedback to facilitate project-based learning in an online environment HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu
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An investigation of practices and tools that enabled technology-mediated caring in an online high school HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Andrea Velasquez, Charles R Graham, Richard E West
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November 4, 2013

[Eurodl] New Articles Published In EURODL – October 2013

Also from today’s inbox…  Note the K-12 item – which is international, but quite interesting…

Fresh Articles – October 2013

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We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication recently. Take a look at the newly published articles:

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October 3, 2013

A New IRRODL Issue – 14(4)

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

IRRODL Issue 14(4)
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Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the table of contents for issue 14(4) of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

As Athabasca University and Northern Alberta settle into fall, my co-editor, Professor Rory McGreal, and I are delighted to present you with a hefty new collection of research articles. As always, each article is available in a number of formats for your convenience.

Happy and useful reading!

Best wishes
Dianne Conrad

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Table of Contents

Editorial

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Editorial: Volume 14, Number 4 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

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Distance and e-learning, social justice, and development: The relevance of capability approaches to the mission of open universities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Alan William Tait
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The extent of and reasons for non re-enrolment: A case of Korea National Open University HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Hyoseon Choi, Yekyung Lee, Insung Jung, Colin Latchem
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The adoption of open educational resources by one community college math department HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
John Levi Hilton III, Donna Gaudet, Phil Clark, Jared Robinson, David Wiley
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Making distance visible: Assembling nearness in an online distance learning programme HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Jen Ross, Michael Sean Gallagher, Hamish Macleod
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Evaluation of the Vocational Education Orientation Programme (VEOP) at a university in South Africa HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lynette Jacobs, Corene De Wet
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Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Ross Charles McKerlich, Cindy Ives, Rory McGreal
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Comparison of course completion and student performance through online and traditional courses HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Thomas Wayne Atchley, Gary Wingenbach, Cynthia Akers
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Mobile app design for teaching and learning: Educators’ experiences in an online graduate course HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching
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Learning in a small, task–oriented, connectivist MOOC: Pedagogical issues and implications for higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Jenny Mackness, Marion Waite, George Roberts, Elizabeth Lovegrove
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Virtual worlds: Relationship between real life and experience in Second Life HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Scott P. Anstadt, Shannon Bradley, Ashley Burnette
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The influence of e-learning on individual and collective empowerment in the public sector: An empirical study of Korean government employees HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Mann Hyung Hur, Yeonwook Im
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OERScout technology framework: A novel approach to open educational resources search HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham
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Power distance in online learning: Experience of Chinese learners in U.S. higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yi (Leaf) Zhang
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Assessment of the effectiveness of internet-based distance learning through the VClass e-Education platform HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Chadchadaporn Pukkaew

Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Notes

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Editorial: Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Notes HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Marti Cleveland-Innes
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Leader-member exchange theory in higher and distance education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Robert Leo Power
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September 27, 2013

[Eurodl] New Articles Published In EURODL – September 2013

And another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

Fresh Articles – September 2013

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication recently. Take a look at the newly published articles:

The recently published Book review on “Helen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe: Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing for 21st Century Learning” by K.P Joo, is also available in the journal.

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“Synergy Workshop – Transnational Learning Forum for Exchanging Practices and Ideas”, 19-21 October, Budapest. Detailed programme available and registration open! Please, visit the event’s website for details.

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September 25, 2013

Article Notice – Elementary Students’ Affective Variables In A Blended Learning Environment Supported By A Blog: A Case Study

As I mentioned in Canadian Journal Of Learning And Technology, Volume 39, Number 3 Available, there was this one article focused on K-12 online and blended learning.

Elementary students’ affective variables in a blended learning environment supported by a blog: a case study / Variables affectives des élèves du primaire dans un contexte d’apprentissage en réseau soutenu par un blogue: une étude de cas (PDF)
Stéphane Allaire,     Pascale Thériault,     Vincent Gagnon,     Evelyne Lalancette

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie
Vol 39, No 3 (2013)

Abstract
This study documents to what extent writing on a blog in a blended learning environment could influence the affective variables of elementary-school students’ writing. We grounded our framework more specifically in Deci and Ryan’s theory of self-determination. Our research team used both pre and post-tests and we conducted the analysis on the basis of inferential and correlational statistics using SPSS 17®. Results indicate an increase in motivation to write in pupils who used the blog, whereas the number of comments made per post did not seem to have any definitive impact on this subject.

Cette étude documente dans quelle mesure l’écriture de blogues dans un contexte d’apprentissage en réseau peut influencer les variables affectives de l’écriture chez les élèves du primaire. Le cadre d’analyse est fondé plus spécifiquement sur la théorie de l’autodétermination (Deci & Ryan, 1985), sur le rapport à l’écriture (Chartrand et Prince, 2009) et sur la théorie transactionnelle de Rosenblatt (1991). L’équipe de recherche a conduit des tests avant et après l’exercice d’écriture afin de mesurer les variables affectives. L’analyse est basée sur des statistiques déductives et corrélationnelles, traitées avec SPSS 17®. L’analyse qualitative est également utilisée pour identifier les intentions d’écriture et les thèmes des messages affichés sur le blogue. Les résultats indiquent une augmentation de la motivation d’écrire chez les élèves ayant utilisé le blogue, tandis que le nombre de commentaires formulés par message ne semble pas avoir eu d’effet décisif.

Keywords
blog, motivation, ICT, relationship to writing, affective variable, blended learning environment, primary school

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