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Khanna, Pankaj; Basak, P. C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes an open educational resources (OER) architecture framework that would bring significant improvements in a well-structured and systematic way to the educational practices of distance education institutions of India. The OER architecture framework is articulated with six dimensions: pedagogical, technological, managerial,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Educational Resources
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David A.; Lutz, Neil – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
An important element of open educational resources (OER) is the permission to use the materials in new ways, including revising and remixing them. Prior research has shown that the revision and remix rates for OER are relatively low. In this study we examined the extent to which the openly licensed "Flat World Knowledge" textbooks were being…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Textbooks, Open Source Technology, Textbook Content
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera; Tham, Choy Yoong; Raviraja, S. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Open educational resources (OER) are a global phenomenon that is fast gaining credibility in many academic circles as a possible solution for bridging the knowledge divide. With increased funding and advocacy from governmental and nongovernmental organisations paired with generous philanthropy, many OER repositories, which host a vast array of…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Distance Education, Internet
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Sangra, Albert; Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios; Cabrera, Nati – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
E-learning is part of the new dynamic that characterises educational systems at the start of the 21st century. Like society, the concept of e-learning is subject to constant change. In addition, it is difficult to come up with a single definition of e-learning that would be accepted by the majority of the scientific community. The different…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Expertise
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Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin; Sakar, Nurhan; Dikdere, Mine; Aydin, Sinan; Yuksel, Ilknur; Caner, Mustafa – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
In this study we aim to conduct a complete evaluation of the e-portfolio application in the distance teaching practice course that is part of the Distance English Language Teacher (DELT) program at Anadolu University from the perspective of three groups: university supervisors, preservice teachers, and cooperating teachers. Using a survey on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teacher Education
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Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Kurtz, Gila; Pieterse, Efrat – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper describes a pilot study in using Facebook as an alternative to a learning management system (LMS). The paper reviews the current research on the use of Facebook in academia and analyzes the differences between a Facebook group and a regular LMS. The paper reports on a precedent-setting attempt to use a Facebook group as a course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis
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Kop, Rita; Fournier, Helene; Mak, John Sui Fai – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper examines how emergent technologies could influence the design of learning environments. It will pay particular attention to the roles of educators and learners in creating networked learning experiences on massive open online courses (MOOCs). The research shows that it is possible to move from a pedagogy of abundance to a pedagogy that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Online Courses, Teacher Role
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Kop, Rita – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Self-directed learning on open online networks is now a possibility as communication and resources can be combined to create learning environments. But is it really? There are some challenges that might prevent learners from having a quality learning experience. This paper raises questions on levels of learner autonomy, presence, and critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Learning Experience, Online Systems