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Connolly, Teresa – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Open educational resources (OER) can be described in numerous ways (Creative Commons, 2012). In this visualization based context, however, OER can be defined as ...teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Visualization, Educational Resources
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Wright, Clayton R.; Reju, Sunday A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Open educational resources (OERs) have the potential to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase access to educational opportunities. OER development and deployment is one path that could contribute to achieving education for all. This article builds on existing information and communication technology (ICT) implementation plans in Africa and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Opportunities
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Williams, Roy; Karousou, Regina; Mackness, Jenny – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper describes emergent learning and situates it within learning networks and systems and the broader learning ecology of Web 2.0. It describes the nature of emergence and emergent learning and the conditions that enable emergent, self-organised learning to occur and to flourish. Specifically, it explores whether emergent learning can be…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
McAuley, Alexander; Walton, Fiona – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Offered between 2006 and 2009 and graduating 21 Inuit candidates, the Nunavut Master of Education program was a collaborative effort made to address the erosion of Inuit leadership in the K-12 school system after the creation of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory, in 1999. Delivered to a large extent in short, intensive, face-to-face courses, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Internet
Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, English (Second Language)
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Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Ganayim, Asmaa – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper presents an online inter-group contact hypothesis (OICH) model, developed within the Israel education system, whereby online and distance learning (ODL) is used in the service of multiculturalism. The goal is to build bridges among secular and religious Arabs and Jews in Israel based on small multicultural groups and collaborative…
Descriptors: Jews, Distance Education, Cultural Pluralism, Information Technology