Wednesday, 1 February 2012

New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read


Below you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note.
The winners of last years Best Articles of the year in IRRODL for 2011, have also been selected by the Editorial Board. This is a new reward the IRRODL people launched and it comes with it the opportunity to have the work translated and published in a number of our partner educational journals that publish in languages other than English (great initiative!).
The winning articles and authors of 2011 are:
Vol 12, No 6 (2011) Examining motivation in online distance learning environments: Complex, multifaceted and situation-dependent ABSTRACT HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
by Maggie Hartnett, Alison St. George, Jon Dron

Vol 12, No 2 (2011) A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types ABSTRACT HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
by Yeonjeong Park

And these are the articles of the new IRRODL issue:

Vol 13, No 1 (2012)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial Volume 13, Number 1 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Terry Anderson i-v

Research Articles

An open education resource supports a diversity of inquiry-based learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Catherine Anne Schmidt-Jones 1-16
Toward a CoI population parameter: The impact of unit (sentence vs. message) on the results of quantitative content analysis HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Paul Gorsky, Avner Caspi, Ina Blau, Yodfat Vine, Amit Billet 17-37
Pretesting mathematical concepts with the mobile phone: Implications for curriculum design HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Rita Ndagire Kizito 38-55
Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lisa Marie Blaschke 56-71
Science teacher training programme in rural schools: An ODL lesson from Zimbabwe HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Misheck Mhishi, Crispen Erinos Bhukuvhani, Abel Farikai Sana 72-86
Investigating instructional strategies for using social media in formal and informal learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Baiyun Chen, Thomas Bryer 87-104
An investigation of communication in virtual high schools HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Marley Belair 105-123
Connectivism and dimensions of individual experience HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Carmen Tschofen, Jenny Mackness 124-143
Online social networks as formal learning environments: Learner experiences and activities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
George Veletsianos, Cesar Navarrete 144-166
Rapport in distance education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Elizabeth Murphy, María A. Rodríguez-Manzanares 167-190
The implications of the local context in global virtual education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Ståle Angen Rye, Anne Marie Støkken 191-206
Challenges of virtual and open distance science teacher education in Zimbabwe HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Vongai Mpofu, Tendai Samukange, Lovemore M Kusure, Tinoidzwa M Zinyandu, Clever Denhere, Shakespear Ndlovu, Renias Chiveya, Monica Matavire, Leckson Mukavhi, Isaac Gwizangwe, Elliot Magombe, Nyakotyo Huggins, Munyaradzi Magomelo, Fungai Sithole, Chingombe Wiseman 207-219

Field Notes

Learning management system migration: An analysis of stakeholder perspectives HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Thomas G Ryan, Mary Toye, Kyle Charron, Gavin Park 220-237

Research Notes

Motivating factors that affect enrolment and student performance in an ODL engineering programme HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Pushpa Ranjani Dadigamuwa, Nihal Saman Senanayake 238-249

Article Notes

Article review - Social presence within the community of inquiry framework HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
D.R. Garrison