Wednesday, 2 October 2013

IRRODL journal is out with rich online, #mobile and #eLearning articles

The latest version of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning has just been published and as always it is packed with online, mobile and eLearning wisdom.

There are a couple of OER related articles in this publication. One article that immediately got my attention was the OERscout technology framework by Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham. They dare to tackle the relevant OER searching and finding challenge: as a major step towards solving this issue, this paper proposes OERScout, a technology framework based on text mining solutions. Just imagine finding the top-notch OER in a matter of minutes, what a wonderful world this would be. 

Table of Contents


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

Research Articles

Distance and e-learning, social justice, and development: The relevance of capability approaches to the mission of open universitiesHTMLPDF MP3EPUB
Alan William Tait 
The extent of and reasons for non re-enrolment: A case of Korea National Open UniversityHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Hyoseon Choi, Yekyung Lee, Insung Jung, Colin Latchem 
The adoption of open educational resources by one community college math departmentHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
John Levi Hilton III, Donna Gaudet, Phil Clark, Jared Robinson, David Wiley 
Making distance visible: Assembling nearness in an online distance learning programmeHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Jen Ross, Michael Sean Gallagher, Hamish Macleod 
Evaluation of the Vocational Education Orientation Programme (VEOP) at a university in South AfricaHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Lynette Jacobs, Corene De Wet 

Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher educationHTML PDF MP3EPUB
Ross Charles McKerlich, Cindy Ives, Rory McGreal 
Comparison of course completion and student performance through online and traditional coursesHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Thomas Wayne Atchley, Gary Wingenbach, Cynthia Akers 
Mobile app design for teaching and learning: Educators’ experiences in an online graduate courseHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching 
Learning in a small, task–oriented, connectivist MOOC: Pedagogical issues and implications for higher educationHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Jenny Mackness, Marion Waite, George Roberts, Elizabeth Lovegrove 
Virtual worlds: Relationship between real life and experience in Second LifeHTML PDF MP3EPUB
Scott P. Anstadt, Shannon Bradley, Ashley Burnette 
The influence of e-learning on individual and collective empowerment in the public sector: An empirical study of Korean government employeesHTMLPDF MP3EPUB
Mann Hyung Hur, Yeonwook Im 
OERScout technology framework: A novel approach to open educational resources searchHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Ishan Sudeera Abeywardena, Chee Seng Chan, Choy Yoong Tham 
Power distance in online learning: Experience of Chinese learners in U.S. higher educationHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Yi (Leaf) Zhang 
Assessment of the effectiveness of internet-based distance learning through the VClass e-Education platformHTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Chadchadaporn Pukkaew 

Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Notes

Editorial: Leadership in Open and Distance Learning NotesHTML PDF MP3EPUB
Marti Cleveland-Innes 
Leader-member exchange theory in higher and distance educationHTML PDF MP3EPUB
Robert Leo Power