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Asian Journal of Distance Education

2003 Volume 1, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. A Ladder of Publication : Scaffolding for emergent authors

    Fred Lockwood, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

    Research and publication are the hallmarks of scholarship. They provide the evidence to inform our decision-making regarding the provision of a high-quality learning experience. However, in many... More

    pp. 5-11

  2. Use of Tutorial Support: experiences from Hong Kong distance learners

    Wei-yuan Zhang, Kirk Perris & Elaine Kwok, The Open University of Hong Kong, China

    The use of information and communication technology in open and distance education provides students online tutorial support in addition to conventional support. However, limited research has been ... More

    pp. 12-19

  3. Reflections on the State of the Art of Research in Open and Distance Education in Asia

    Usha V Reddi, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, India

    In this paper, I reflect on research in open learning and distance education in Asia, and the symbiotic relationship between theory and research. While research informs theory and is informed by it... More

    pp. 39-45

  4. Support for Collaborative e-Learning in Asia

    Paul Kawachi, Kurume Shin-Ai WomenÕs College, Japan

    In online learning, student support systems are becoming more important as the basis for course design. In previous years, support had been considered as a supplement to resources given to pre... More

    pp. 46-59

  5. Mobile Technologies in Support of Distance Learning

    Mobile devices and services have the potential to introduce novel innovations in the area of learning and education. The main advantages of these devices, namely limitless mobility and small size, ... More

    pp. 60-68

  6. Student Satisfaction in Malaysia : customer-focused learner support

    Helen Khoo Chooi Sim & Rozhan Idrus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

    In order to compete competitively, a distance education institution has to identify its compe t i t ive edge w i th in the indus try . The issue of ‘cus tomer-focus ing’ is becom ing increasingly... More

    pp. 69-77

  7. Focus Report : Distance Education in Turkey

    Salih Usun, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, Turkey

    Distance Education has gained prominence over the last decade due to various educational, technological and environmental reasons. Advances in educational and telecommunications technologies have... More

    pp. 78-82

  8. Focus Report : Distance Education in Papua New Guinea

    Andrew Chola Nyondo, The Papua New Guinea University of Technology, PNG, Papua New Guinea

    Distance Education has gained prominence over the last decade due to various educational, technological and environmental reasons. Advances in educational and telecommunications technologies have... More

    pp. 78-82

  9. Work-in-Progress : Developing Out-of-Class e-Learning

    Frank Carbullido, Kurume Institute of Technology, Japan

    Frank teaches English-as-Foreign-Language at a large private institution of technology in south-western Japan. He is currently developing e-learning options to improve access and provide students... More

    pp. 93-94