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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Feb 28, 2017 Volume 18, Number 1


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Why Do Academics Use Academic Social Networking Sites?

    Hagit Meishar-Tal, HIT Holon Institute of Technology; Efrat Pieterse, Western Galilee College

    Academic social-networking sites (ASNS) such as and ResearchGate are becoming very popular among academics. These sites allow uploading academic articles, abstracts, and links to... More

  2. Using Social Learning Networks (SLNs) in Higher Education: Edmodo Through the Lenses of Academics

    Grhan Durak, Bal\u0131kesir University

    With its total number of users (around 62 million) throughout the world, it is important to determine the views of academics who use Edmodo (the leading SLN. In this respect in the first part of... More

  3. Color Coded Cards for Student Behavior Management in Higher Education Environments

    Wadee Alhalabi, Department of Computer Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Department of Computer Science, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Mobeen Alhalabi

    The Color Coded Cards system as a possibly effective class management tool is the focus of this research. The Color Coded Cards system involves each student being given a card with a specific color... More

  4. Properties of Teacher Networks in Twitter: Are They Related to Community-Based Peer Production?

    Maria Maci, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Iolanda Garca

    Teachers participate in social networking sites to share knowledge and collaborate with other teachers to create education-related content. In this study we selected several communities in order to... More

  5. Analysis of Social Media Influencers and Trends on Online and Mobile Learning

    Chien-wen Shen, National Central University; Chin-Jin Kuo, National Defense University; Pham Minh Ly

    Although educational practitioners have adopted social media to their online or mobile communities, little attention has been paid to investigate the social media messages related to online or... More

  6. The Effects of Integrating Social Learning Environment with Online Learning

    Miroslava Raspopovic, Svetlana Cvetanovic, Ivana Medan & Danijela Ljubojevic, Belgrade Metropolitan University

    The aim of this paper is to present the learning and teaching styles using the Social Learning Environment (SLE), which was developed based on the computer supported collaborative learning approach... More

  7. Enriching Higher Education with Social Media: Development and Evaluation of a Social Media Toolkit

    Yasemin Glbahar; Christian Rapp, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Selcan Kilis & Anna Sitnikova

    While ubiquitous in everyday use, in reality, social media usage within higher education teaching has expanded quite slowly. Analysis of social media usage of students and instructors for teaching,... More

  8. A Computational Method for Enabling Teaching-Learning Process in Huge Online Courses and Communities

    Higinio Mora, Antonio Ferrndez, David Gil & Jess Peral, University of Alicante

    Massive Open Online Courses and e-learning represent the future of the teaching-learning processes through the development of Information and Communication Technologies. They are the response to... More

  9. Social Web Content Enhancement in a Distance Learning Environment: Intelligent Metadata Generation for Resources

    Andrs Garca-Floriano & ngel Ferreira-Santiago; Cornelio Yez-Mrquez, Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mxico; Oscar Camacho-Nieto, Mario Aldape-Prez & Yenny Villuendas-Rey

    Social networking potentially offers improved distance learning environments by enabling the exchange of resources between learners. The existence of properly classified content results in an... More

  10. Social Networks and the Building of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study of a Social MOOC

    Mariana de Lima & Marta Zorrilla, Universidad de Cantabria

    This study aimed to analyze the student\u2019s behaviour in relation to their degree of commitment, participation, and contribution in a MOOC based on a social learning approach. Interaction data... More

  11. Enriching the Web of Data with Educational Information Using We-Share

    Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja, Tallinn University; Juan Asensio-Prez, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo, Eduardo Gmez-Snchez & Miguel Bote-Lorenzo, Universidad de Valladolid; Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    This paper presents We-Share, a social annotation application that enables educators to publish and retrieve information about educational ICT tools. As a distinctive characteristic, We-Share... More

  12. Instance-Based Ontology Matching For Open and Distance Learning Materials

    Sergio Cern-Figueroa, Itzam Lpez-Yez, Yenny Villuendas-Rey, Oscar Camacho-Nieto, Mario Aldape-Prez & Cornelio Yez-Mrquez, Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mxico

    The present work describes an original associative model of pattern classification and its application to align different ontologies containing Learning Objects (LOs), which are in turn related to ... More

  13. Use of Social Media in Uncovering Information Services for People with Disabilities in China

    Wenke Wang, Sichuan Normal University; Yen Wu, National Taiwan Normal University; Chih-Hung Yuan, National Sun Yat-Sen University; Hongxia Xiong, Sichuan Normal University; Wan-Ju Liu, National Taipei University

    The tangible and intangible needs of people with disabilities have been neglected in research agendas over the past decades, particularly in China. Bringing more benefits to people with... More

  14. Quality Assurance for Postgraduate Programs: Design of a Model Applied on a University in Chile

    Marcelo Careaga Butter, Universidad Catlica de la Santsima Concepcin; Eduardo Meyer Aguilera, Universidad Catlica de Valparaso; Maria Badilla Quintana, Laura Jimnez Prez & Eileen Seplveda Valenzuela, Universidad Catlica de la Santsima Concepcin

    The quality of Education in Chile is a controversial topic that has been in the public debate in the last several years. To ensure quality in graduate programs, accreditation is compulsory. The... More