This is the largest issue of a journal I’ve ever seen.  I’m thinking it is probably chockablock with goodness. Talk about going out with a bang.  Thanks to Terry Anderson for 10 great years, and here’s looking forward to the work the new editors will bring to us


From the Editor, Terry Anderson:

Please find below the table of contents for issue 14(3) of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

Although those in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the summer, I hope each of you will at least browse the titles, check out a few abstracts, download an article or three (MP3 is great for summer walks), and share your discoveries with colleagues via email or your social networks.

Please read the editorial introducing the two two new IRRODL -co-editors –  Drs. Dianne Conrad and Rory McGreal.  

With this change of editors, I say goodbye to you, our faithful readers, after 10 years “at the helm” of IRRODL.

All the best.
Terry Anderson
1200 10011 109 St.
Edmonton, AB Canada
T5J 3S8                      Ph  780 497 3421

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning


Vol 14, No 3 (2013)

Table of Contents


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Editorial: Volume 14, Number 3 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Terry Anderson i-iv

Research Articles

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Journey to textbook affordability: An investigation of students’ use of eTextbooks at multiple campuses HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Eun-Ok Baek, James Monaghan 1-26
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De-gendering in the use of e-learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Bernd Remmele, Matthias Holthaus 27-42
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Development of reflective thinking through distance teacher education programs at AIOU Pakistan HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Muhammad Ayub Buzdar, Akhtar Ali 43-58
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Looking out and looking in: Exploring a case of faculty perceptions during e-learning staff development HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Hendrik Daniël Esterhuizen, Seugnet Blignaut, Suria Ellis 59-80
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Challenges for successful planning of open and distance learning (ODL): A template analysis HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Ansie Minnaar 81-108
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Sustaining teacher control in a blog-based personal learning environment HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Vladimir Tomberg, Mart Laanpere, Tobias Ley, Peeter Normak 109-133
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Addressing the needs of diverse distributed students HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Rena Shimoni, Gail Barrington, Russ Wilde, Scott Henwood 134-157
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Do UOC students fit in the Net Generation profile? An approach to their habits in ICT use HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Marc Romero, Montse Guitert, Albert Sangrà, Mark Bullen 158-181
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The influence of the openness of an e-learning situation on adult students’ self-regulation HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Annie Jézégou 182-201
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MOOCs: A systematic study of the published literature 2008-2012 HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena, Andrew Alexandar Adams, Shirley Ann Williams 202-227
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The preferred learning modes of online graduate students HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Olabisi Kuboni 228-250
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Promoting teachers’ learning and knowledge building in a socio-technical system HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Kairit Tammets, Kai Pata, Mart Laanpere 251-272
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Applying the context, input, process, product evaluation model for evaluation, research, and redesign of an online master’s program HTMLPDF MP3EPUB
Hatice Sancar Tokmak, H. Meltem Baturay, Peter Fadde 273-293
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Interaction, critical thinking, and social network analysis (SNA) in online courses HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Joan Thormann, Samuel Gable, Patricia Seferlis Fidalgo, George Blakeslee 294-318
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Synchronous online collaborative professional development for elementary mathematics teachers HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Krista Francis-Poscente, Michele Jacobsen 319-343
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Rethinking OER and their use: Open education as Bildung HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Markus Deimann, Robert Farrow 344-360
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An explanation for internet use obstacles concerning e-learning in Iran HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Ali Rabiee, Zahra Nazarian, Raziyeh Gharibshaeyan 361-376
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Enhancing motivation in online courses with mobile communication tool support: A comparative study HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Chantorn Chaiprasurt, Vatcharaporn Esichaikul 377-401
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Virtual attendance: Analysis of an audiovisual over IP system for distance learning in the Spanish Open University (UNED) HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Esteban Vázquez, Javier Fombona, Alberto Fernández 402-426
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Online learner self-regulation: Learning presence viewed through quantitative content- and social network analysis HTMLPDFMP3EPUB
Peter Shea, Suzanne Hayes, Sedef Uzuner Smith, Jason Vickers, Temi Bidjerano, Mary Gozza-Cohen, Shou-Bang Jian, Alexandra Pickett, Jane Wilde, Chi-Hua Tseng 427-461
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Pedagogical roles and competencies of university teachers practicing in the e-learning environment HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Pablo César Muñoz Carril, Mercedes González Sanmamed, Nuria Hernández Sellés 462-487

Field Notes

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First year chemistry laboratory courses for distance learners: Development and transfer credit acceptance HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Sharon E. Brewer, Bruno Cinel, Michelle Harrison, Christina L. Mohr 488-507
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The experience of a distance learning organization in a private higher educational institution in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia): From idea to realization HTMLPDFMP3EPUB
Daniya Akhmetova, Liliya Vorontsova, Ilona Gennadyevna Morozova 508-518