16 janvier 2018

First Year Learning Experiences of University Undergraduates in the Use of Open Educational Resources in Online Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis study investigated -the first year University undergraduates’ experiences in the use of open educational resources (OER) in online learning and their in-course achievement. The design selected for the study was survey and quasi-experimental. A total number of 106 University undergraduates participated in the study after a preliminary study was conducted to ascertain undergraduates’ perception and acceptability of OER. More...

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Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), are being used to serve the increasing educational needs of diverse communities. More...

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Striving Toward Openness: But What Do We Really Mean?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe global open education movement is striving toward openness as a feature of academic policy and practice, but evidence shows that these ambitions are far from mainstream, and levels of awareness in institutions is often disappointingly low. Those advocating for open education are seeking to widen engagement, but how targeted and persuasive are their messages? The aim of this research is to explore the voices often unheard, those of the teachers and professional service staff with whom we are engaging. More...

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The Impact of Whatsapp Use on Success in Education Process

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe purpose of this study is to explore the effects of WhatsApp use for education and determine the opinions of students towards the process. The study was designed in mixed research model which combines both qualitative and quantitative data. In the quantitative aspect of the study, quasi-experimental design, with a pretest-posttest control group, was used and the data were analyzed by two factor variance analysis for mixed measurements. The analysis indicated that both learning environments have different effects on the success of students and that supporting the traditional environment by using WhatsApp is more effective for the increase of success. More...

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A Case Study on Mobile-Blended Collaborative Learning in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Context

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs learning a foreign language poses a number of challenges for the students, it has become indispensable to search for “optimal” conditions to enhance opportunities of engaging in the target language. Within this context, the Mobile-Blended Collaborative Learning model has been integrated in and out of the classroom learning in order to enable language learners to practice English by means of collaborative, authentic language activities based on project-based learning approach. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of using mobile instant messaging application, WhatsApp on the language proficiency of EFL students. More...

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Applying UNESCO Guidelines on Mobile Learning in the South African Context: Creating an Enabling Environment through Policy

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMobile broadband penetration is growing rapidly in Africa, and it offers vast opportunities for mobile learning. Together with its possibilities is the danger of overlooking standards related to its use. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has initiated work in this area focusing on African and Middle East (AME) countries. Countries are required to develop their own mobile learning policies. More...

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Research Trends in Mobile Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Review of Articles (2011 – 2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe potential and use of mobile devices in higher education has been a key issue for educational research and practice since the widespread adoption of these devices. Due to the evolving nature and affordances of mobile technologies, it is an area that requires ongoing investigation. This study aims to identify emerging trends in mobile learning research in higher education in order to provide insights for researchers and educators around research topics and issues for further exploration. More...

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The Role of OER in Supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Challenges and Opportunities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen Educational Resources (OER) and their offspring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming important factors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education (SDG4). This was recognised early on by UNESCO in 2004 when they first coined the term "Open Educational Resources" and in 2012 with the OER Paris Declaration. UNESCO is continuing its support of OER with the 2nd OER Summit in September 2017. There is recognition that OER and MOOCs, while not being the solution to the world's educational crises, will play an important, if not essential, role. More...

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 7 (2017)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents

Editorial

Editorial - Volume 18, Issue 7
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Greig Krull, Josep M. Duart
Ruth Aluko
Hulya Avci, Tufan Adiguzel
Levent Cetinkaya
Vivien Rolfe
Santosh Panda, Sujata Santosh
Folashade Afolabi
Tarah K. Ikahihifo, Kristian J. Spring, Jane Rosecrans, Josh Watson
Inés Gil-Jaurena, Javier Callejo-Gallego, Yolanda Agudo
Tian Luo, Alexander Murray, Helen Crompton
Karel Kreijns, Marjan Vermeulen, Hans van Buuren, Frederik Van Acker
Dianne Forbes
Hanna Teräs, Ümit Kartoğlu
Marshall P. Thomas, Selen Türkay, Michael Parker
Mik Fanguy, Jamie Costley, Matthew Baldwin
Emilio Ferreiro Lago, Sara Osuna Acedo

Field Notes

Special Report on the Role of Open Educational Resources in Supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Challenges and Opportunities
Rory McGreal

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