IRRODL, vol 15, no. 1

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Vol 15, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Editorial: Volume 15, Number 1 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Dianne Conrad  

Research Articles

Post-secondary distance education in a contemporary colonial context: Experiences of students in a rural First Nation in Canada HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Jesse Simon, Kevin Burton, Emily Lockhart, Susan O’Donnell  
Roles and student identities in online large course forums: Implications for practice HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Jacqueline Aundree Baxter, Jo Haycock  
A cultural-historical activity theory investigation of contradictions in open and distance higher education among alienated adult learners in Korea National Open University HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
K. P. Joo  
Benchmarking the habits and behaviours of successful students: A case study of academic-business collaboration HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Elizabeth Archer, Yuraisha Bianca Chetty, Paul Prinsloo  
Multi-country experience in delivering a joint course on software engineering – numerical results HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Zoran Budimac, Zoran Putnik, Mirjana Ivanović, Klaus Bothe, Katerina Zdravkova, Boro Jakimovski  
An exploratory study of effective online learning: Assessing satisfaction levels of graduate students of mathematics education associated with human and design factors of an online course HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Joohi Lee  
Initial trends in enrolment and completion of massive open online courses HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Katy Jordan  
A case study of integrating Interwise: Interaction, internet self-efficacy, and satisfaction in synchronous online learning environments HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yu-Chun Kuo, Andrew E. Walker, Brian R. Belland, Kerstin E. E. Schroder, Yu-Tung Kuo  
Student satisfaction with a web-based dissertation course: Findings from an international distance learning master’s programme in public health HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Roger Harrison, Isla Gemmell, Katie Reed  
Design and implementation of a simulation-based learning system for international trade HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Guo-Heng Luo, Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, Hung-Wei Kuo, Shyan-Ming Yuan  
How well do Canadian distance education students understand plagiarism? HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Cheryl Ann Kier  
Challenges and instructors’ intention to adopt and use open educational resources in higher education in Tanzania HTML PDFMP3 EPUB
Joel Samson Mtebe, Roope Raisamo  
Introducing a learning management system at a Russian university: Students’ and teachers’ perceptions HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Natalya Emelyanova, Elena Voronina  
Rethinking dropout in online higher education: The case of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Josep Grau-Valldosera, Julià Minguillón  
The reciprocal and correlative relationship between learning culture and online education: A case from Saudi Arabia HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Amani K Hamdan

8th International Conference on e-Learning 2014

8th International Conference on e-Learning 2014

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 – 18 July 2014


Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2014)

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 – 19 July 2014


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):

Professor Neil Morris, Professor of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change and Director of Digital Learning, University of Leeds, UK

* Conference Scope

The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning.

The conference accepts submissions in the following seven main areas: Organisational Strategy and Management Issues; Technological Issues; e-Learning Curriculum Development Issues; Instructional Design Issues; e-Learning Delivery Issues; e-Learning Research Methods and Approaches; e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning. For more details please check

* Paper Submission

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by March 3, 2014. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:
– Submission Deadline (1st call – new date): 3 March 2014
– Notification to Authors (1st call – new date): 31 March 2014
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call – new date): Until 28 April 2014
– Late Registration (1st call – new date): After 28 April 2014

* Paper Publication

The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at

The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Conference Contact: 
Web site:

* Organized by: International Association for Development of the Information Society

* Registered participants in e-Learning conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2014 free of charge.