IRRODL issue – holiday gift to all of us

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For your holiday reading, IRRODL offers an issue featuring 6 research articles, one note from the field, a book review, and 5 web conference recordings from the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research.

This issue marks IRRODL’s tenth year and largest number – 6 issues. This success makes us mindful of the support of our publisher, Athabasca University Press, our sponsor, Athabasca University, and the many academics and students who volunteer their time and talents in creating, reviewing, and promoting open education research.

Best wishes for a rejuvenating, yet learning-filled holiday and New Year!

Terry Anderson, Editor
Brigette McConkey, Managing Editor
The IRRODL Editorial Board, reviewers, readers and
all members of the IRRODL network

Table of Contents


IRRODL year in review
Terry Anderson

Research Articles

A case study of an international e-learning training division: Meeting objectives
Rory McGreal

Review of distance education research (2000 to 2008): Analysis of research areas, methods, and authorship patterns
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Eva Maria Baecker, Sebastian Vogt
Time students spend reading threaded discussions in online graduate courses requiring asynchronous participation
Abbie H. Brown, Tim Green
Online and blended communities of inquiry: Exploring the developmental and perceptional differences
Zehra Akyol, D. Randy Garrison, M. Yasar Ozden
A review of adventure learning
George Veletsianos, Irene Kleanthous
Evaluation of an undergraduate physics programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A case study
Arundhati Mishra, – Vijayshri, Suresh Garg
Field Notes

The first doctoral program in distance education in North America
Dorothy (Willy) Fahlman
Book Notes

Online learning as a strategic asset
Michael F. Beaudoin

Adaptation of online courses for new educational contexts
Jamie Rossiter
EduBlogs as metaphor
Glenn Groulx
Implementing digital story telling in a Computers in Education course
Jeton McClinton
Social networking with Web 2.0: A comparative study of on-campus and online students
Barabara Frey
International DE opportunities in difficult economic times
Jon Baggaley

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