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Wang, Minjuan; Chen, Yong; Khan, Muhammad Jahanzaib – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Mobile cloud learning, a combination of mobile learning and cloud computing, is a relatively new concept that holds considerable promise for future development and delivery in the education sectors. Cloud computing helps mobile learning overcome obstacles related to mobile computing. The main focus of this paper is to explore how cloud computing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Storage, Internet, Case Studies
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Amiel, Tel – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well known. In this article we discuss the design and development of a print and web-based booklet created to introduce the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Barriers, Educational Practices
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Wen, Dunwei; Cuzzola, John; Brown, Lorna; Kinshuk – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Question answering systems have frequently been explored for educational use. However, their value was somewhat limited due to the quality of the answers returned to the student. Recent question answering (QA) research has started to incorporate deep natural language processing (NLP) in order to improve these answers. However, current NLP…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Natural Language Processing, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Cunningham, Una – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
The aim of this paper is to bring theoretical concepts from other areas of scholarly research to bear on synchronous online education in a cross-disciplinary effort to shed light on what is going on by introducing systems of thought from other areas. The liminality and associated communitas which are found in synchronous online learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Ricci, Carlo – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper uses narrative and storying to retell how two girls ages 5 and 7 continue to make use of an iPod touch to expand their literacy and numeracy. The paper explores the stopwatch and alarm features within the clock application, as well as the weather application, and the Internet browsing capability of the iPod touch. It also explores some…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Lifelong Learning, Children, Internet
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Bell, Frances – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
The sociotechnical context for learning and education is dynamic and makes great demands on those trying to seize the opportunities presented by emerging technologies. The goal of this paper is to explore certain theories for our plans and actions in technology-enabled learning. Although presented as a successor to previous learning theories,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Hanft, Anke; Baecker, Eva Maria – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper uses the example of an Internet-based advanced studies course to show how the portfolio method, as a competence-based form of examination, can be integrated in a blended learning design. Within the framework of a qualitative analysis of project portfolios, we examined which competencies are documented and how students reflected on their…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Internet, Distance Education
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Sugar, William; Brown, Abbie; Luterbach, Kenneth – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
The researchers engaged in cooperative inquiry in order to explore screencasts as online instructional tools. In total, each researcher analyzed 37 screencasts, which provided over two hours of instruction. The content area of these screencasts concentrated on teaching specific computing procedures (e.g., how to install web server software or how…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Materials
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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Popov, Oleg – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
Swedish universities frequently offer campus-based education as well as online courses, a system commonly referred to as dual mode. This paper analyses some challenging pedagogical aspects of a master's programme in engineering developed and delivered simultaneously online and on campus. Course evaluations, questionnaires, and interviews with the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Conflict of Interest, Online Courses, Engineering