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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
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Rekkedal, Torstein; Dye, Aleksander – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
The article discusses basic teaching-learning philosophies and experiences from the development and testing of mobile learning integrated with the online distance education system at NKI (Norwegian Knowledge Institute) Distance Education. The article builds on experiences from three European Union (EU) supported "Leonardo da Vinci"…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Educational Philosophy
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Aderinoye, R. A.; Ojokheta, K. O.; Olojede, A. A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
The establishment of the Nigerian National Commission for Nomadic Education in 1989 created wider opportunities for an estimated 9.3 million nomads living in Nigeria to acquire literacy skills. This commission was struck to address low literacy rates among pastoral nomads and migrant fishermen, which put literacy rates at 0.28 percent and 20…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Children, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Anderson, Lynn; Fyvie, Barb; Koritko, Brenda; McCarthy, Kathy; Paz, Sonia Murillo; Rizzuto, Mary; Tremblay, Remi; Sawyers, Urel – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2006
Practical guidelines are offered for the use of synchronous online conferencing software by session administrators and moderators. The configuration of the software prior to conferencing sessions is discussed, and the planning and implementation of useful collaborative activities such as "synchronised browsing." The combination of these…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Computer Software, Guidelines, Teleconferencing
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Baggaley, Jon – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2006
Portable software applications can be carried on a convenient storage medium such as a USB drive, and offer numerous benefits to mobile teachers and learner. The article illustrates the growing field of "portable apps" in reviews of seven contrasting products. These represent the major categories of document editing, email maintenance,…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Mail, Computers, Physical Mobility
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Singh, Michael; Han, Jinghe – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2005
Contemporary transitions in political and economic globalization are being used to press universities into becoming "transnational businesses," seemingly driven by a primary concern for marketing educational commodities. The neo-liberal politics driving these currents in universities are increasing the multiple online and offline…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Hult, Agneta; Dahlgren, Ethel; Hamilton, David; Soderstrom, Tor – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2005
Conferencing--or dialogue--has always been a core activity in liberal adult education. More recently, attempts have been made to transfer such conversations online in the form of computer-mediated conferencing. This transfer has raised a range of pedagogical questions, most notably Can established practices be continued? Or must new forms of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Adult Students
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Bof, Alvana Maria – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2004
Proformacao is a distance teacher certification course aimed at providing training to 27,000 uncertified teachers in 15 Brazilian states. This innovative program organizes human and technical resources for delivering distance education in a cost-effective manner. Different from other institutional systems--which typically employ their own…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology