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    • Is Videoconferencing the Killer App1 for K-12 Distance Education? 

      Anderson, Terry (Journal of Distance Education, 2008)
      This paper overviews a multi-mode research study of Internet Protocol (IP) videoconferencing applications in five early adopter school divisions in Alberta, an oil-rich province located in Western Canada. The applications ...
    • A Rose by Any Other Name: Still Distance Education 

      Anderson, Terry (Journal of Distance Education, 2009)
      Randy Garrison is a long-time teacher, collaborator, supervisor and friend of mine. Thus, I approach my critique of his recent article in the Journal of Distance Education (Garrison, 2009) with some considerable unease. ...
    • Online professional development conferences: An effective, economical and eco-friendly option 

      Anderson, Lynn; Anderson, Terry (Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009)
      In order to stay current within their field, many professionals regularly attend conferences and training events in distant locales. Travel to these conferences costs professionals, and their sponsor organizations, both ...
    • Empirical Research on Learners' Perceptions: Interaction Equivalency Theorem in Blended Learning 

      Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry (European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010-04-27)
      This paper reports on an empirical research on the Interaction Equivalency Theorem posited by Anderson (2003a), consisting of the three elements of teacher-student-content interaction. Using an authordeveloped survey, ...
    • Student Perceptions of Teaching Presence, Social Presence, and Cognitive Presence in a Virtual World 

      McKerlich, Ross; Riis, Marianne; Anderson, Terry; Eastman, Brad (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 2011-09)
      Presence - or having a sense of active participation - in distance education has increased with the expanding use of and affordances of communications technologies. Virtual worlds have been on the forefront of popular ...
    • Open Access Scholarly Publications as OER 

      Anderson, Terry (IRRODL, 2013-06)
      This paper presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). ...
    • Deciding what kind of course to take: Factors that influence modality selection in accounting continuing professional development 

      Ross, Kathleen; Anderson, Terry (Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 2013-06)
      This study used a cross sectional sample created by self-selection from a researchers' email invitation to accountants in Canada to determine which modalities accountants preferred when selecting Continuing Professional ...
    • Interaction Equivalency in an OER, MOOCS and Informal Learning Era 

      Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry (Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013-09)
      This theoretical paper attempts to clarify design issues that the field of education has encountered in the context of OER (Open Educational Resources), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and increased emphasis on informal ...
    • Using a Design-Based Research Study to Identify Principles for Training Instructors to Teach Online 

      Shattuck, Julie; Anderson, Terry (IRRODL, 2013)
      Within the overall framework of design-based research, this paper reports on a study that focused on evaluating an online training course for online instructors. This intervention was designed as a possible solution to the ...
    • Agoraphobia and the modern learner. 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry (Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014-03)
      Read/write social technologies enable rich pedagogies that centre on sharing and constructing content but have two notable weaknesses. Firstly, beyond the safe, nurturing environment of closed groups, students participating ...
    • A Framework for Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in Connectivist Learning Contexts 

      Wang, Zhijun; Chen, Li; Anderson, Terry (IRRODL, 2014-04)
      Interaction has always been highly valued in education, especially in distance education (Moore, 1989; Anderson, 2003; Chen, 2004a; Woo & Reeves, 2007; Wang, 2013; Conrad, in press). It has been associated with motivation ...
    • On the Design of Social Media for Learning 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry (social sciences, 2014-08-08)
      This paper presents two conceptual models that we have developed for understanding ways that social media can support learning. One model relates to the “social” aspect of social media, describing the different ways that ...
    • The Distant Crowd: Transactional Distance And New Social Media Literacies. 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry (International Journal of Learning and Media, 2014)
      Sociality is not just a cultural phenomenon but is embedded in our genes as eusocial creatures (E. O.Wilson 2012). Learning is an innately social activity, and the processes of teaching, the passing of knowledge from one ...
    • Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education. 

      Anderson, Terry; Upton, Lorne; Dron, Jon; Malone, Judi (Open Praxis, 2015)
      In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research ...
    • OER Policies in Canada: A POERUP country report. 

      Quirk, Diane; Anderson, Terry; McGreal, Rory (2013-04)
      This paper reports on the status of OER policies in Canadian government and higher education institutions, consisting of a POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) Europroject country report on the existence of policy documents ...
    • Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New Economy Skills for Africa Program 

      Boga, Sandi; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014-01)
      MOOCs as a type of globally-networked learning environment (GNLE) could become a very useful delivery model in the developing world – but not necessarily when tied to a specific platform like Coursera. If developing countries ...
    • Knowledge Series: Creating, Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

      McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, 2013-10)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning resources available on the Internet. OER can be openly licensed or in the public domain, and can be used or reused for free. They can exist in many formats: text (either ...
    • Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice 

      McGreal, Rory; Kinutha, Wanjira; Marshall, Stewart (COL, Athabasca University, 2013-05)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share – offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of ...
    • Report on the Assessment and Accreditation of Learners using OER 

      Conrad, Dianne; Mackintosh, Wayne; McGreal, Rory; Murphy, Angela; Witthaus, Gabi (COL, 2013-07)
      This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER University (OERu) ...
    • Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities 

      Anderson, Terry; McGreal, Rory (Educational Technology & Society, 2012)
      This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. ...


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