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Review and Content Analysis of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance/Distributed Learning (2000–2015) This paper presents a review of distance education literature published in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance/Distributed Learning (IRRODL) to describe the status thereof and to identify gaps and priority areas in distance education research based […]

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Imagining online research design: Is it connective case study or virtual ethnography?Conducting research online that focuses on various writing genres with adolescent authors demands imagination and improvisation as their composition meanders across multiple communities, forums, and expressive modes, while it simultaneously ignores boundaries and creates new spaces. Research of online contexts is crucial as technology plays an increasing role in education policy (CCSSO/NGA, 2010). As unique […]

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The Effects of Lecture Diversity on Germane LoadAn important aspect of MOOCs is the way students interact with video lectures. Instruction provided through video lectures should focus on ways to increase germane cognitive load, which directly contributes to learning. One approach that may lead to an increase of germane load may be to use video lectures with diverse forms of media, including […]

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Analysis of Social Media Influencers and Trends on Online and Mobile LearningAnalysis of Social Media Influencers and Trends on Online and Mobile Learning Although educational practitioners have adopted social media to their online or mobile communities, little attention has been paid to investigate the social media messages related to online or mobile learning. The purpose of this research is to identify social media influencers and trends […]

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Moving Beyond Smile Sheets: A Case Study on the Evaluation and Iterative Improvement of an Online Faculty Development ProgramMoving Beyond Smile Sheets: A Case Study on the Evaluation and Iterative Improvement of an Online Faculty Development Program Institutions of higher education are struggling to meet the growing demand for online courses and programs, partly because many faculty lack experience teaching online. The eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) is an online faculty development program […]

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Web’s Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Wins the Nobel Prize of ComputingBerners-Lee says Web access is a human right—and the technology he created needs a rethink. MIT Technology Review

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UNSW [University of New South Wales] turns to former student Adam Brimo for online learning technology in $100 million makeoverAn e-learning platform developed by a UNSW graduate has been chosen by the university as a key part of its $100 million dollar plan to overhaul teaching and put much of it online in the next five years Financial Review

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The road to real results for online learning in developing countriesAt the headquarters of online education company Coursera in Mountain View, California, a world map with strings and push pins notes all the universities offering massive online open courses, or MOOCs, on its website. devex

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Academic Assembly Launches e-Learning CoursesAcademic Assembly, Inc., a provider of global strategic business services for educational institutions, announces today that it is launching its offering of online training courses with two new product lines: The Essential Bundle, which is designed to help institutions improve their immigration and student visa processes and performance; and the Global Alumni Relations Course, which […]

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