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    • AUPress: A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses 

      McGreal, Rory; Chen, Nian-Shing (2011-08-30)
      This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on and ...
    • Before you begin: An online tutorial for new distance learners 

      Chiasson, Margot; Holland, Marilyn; Laforge, Marie-Josée; McGreal, Rory (TeleEducation NB, 1999)
      What is distance learning all about? - What is distance learning? - How does a distance course work? - What are the benefits of distance education? - Is one type of distance education more effective than another? - What ...
    • A Canadian educational initiative falls victim to technology: Industry Canada allows cellphone providers to abandon commitment to provide bandwidth for learning programs 

      McGreal, Rory (Edmonton Journal, 2010-02-24)
      A consortium of Bell and Rogers, known as Inukshuk, is dropping out of its obligation to support education in Canada. Historically, the 2500-2690 MHz wireless bandwidth, was designated for educational use in Canada and ...
    • Cloud computing and adult literacy: How cloud computing can sustain the promise of adult learning 

      Richards, Griff; McGreal, Rory; Stewart, Brian (AlphaPlus, 2010-12-31)
      Cloud Computing and Adult Literacy is the final report of an Alpha Plus Project to examine How cloud computing can sustain the promise of Adult Learning. The report includes a review of recent literature ...
    • Cloud computing and adult literacy: How cloud computing can sustain the promise of adult learning 

      Richards, Griff; McGreal, Rory; Stewart, Brian; Sturm, Matthias (Datamatics Global Services Limited, 2013)
      Adult literacy in Canada consists of a patchwork of large and small adult education providers: many of them are autonomous community societies, some are school boards, and others are community college based, as well as ...
    • A comparison of AU Press with traditional university presses: Two years later 

      McGreal, Rory; Chen, Nian-Shing; McNamara, Tim (ElPub, 2012-06)
      This paper followus up on an analysis conducted in 2010 comparing an open access press with traditional university presses based on Amazon rankings. The findings support the previous research that there is no significant ...
    • Comparison of the attitudes of learners taking audiographic teleconferencing courses in secondary schools in Northern Ontario 

      McGreal, Rory (InterPersonal Computing and Technology Journal, 1994)
      A comparison of attitudes between different distance learning and on site students shown no significant difference.
    • Copyright wars and learning objects 

      McGreal, Rory (International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2005-08)
      Learning object developers need to understand that presently there are powerful organizations of “intellectual property” owners, and vendors of music, videos, books and software that are making a concerted attack on ...
    • Course developers' guidelines 

      Stanley, Maureen; McGreal, Rory; Elliott, Michael; Klassen, Prescott; Whitty, Don; Doucet, Roger; Cooper, Leon; Brunel, Normand (TeleEducation NB, 1995)
      This guide has been created to provide World Wide Web course developers with a set of common standards and guidelines for publishing courses on line. Some of the standards make eminent sense to everyone, others have been ...
    • Curriculum Vitae of Rory McGreal 

      McGreal, Rory (Athabasca University, 2019-01-04)
    • Development principles for online courses: A baker's dozen 

      McGreal, Rory (ELearn Magazine, 2005-11-29)
      Course development on the World Wide Web is becoming more sophisticated as instructors and course specialists become more familiar with the environment. Most course development principles for online courses have been ...
    • Digital Economy Strategy Consultation Athabasca University 

      McGreal, Rory (2010-07-15)
      The main points reviewed in this document are summarized below for ready reference; • The digital economy is based on the creation, transmission and dissemination of knowledge. • E-learning is an essential component of ...
    • 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. ...
    • E-learning in Canada 

      McGreal, Rory; Anderson, Terry (Idea Group Publishing, 2007-01)
      Any view of elearning in Canada must be informed by the uniquely Canadian feature of provincial jurisdiction over education. Canada is the only country that does not have a national department/ministry of education. Therefore ...
    • eduSource Canada: learning object repositories & m-learning 

      McGreal, Rory (mLearn 2004, 2004-07)
      This presentation will explain the concept of learning objects and metadata and introduce the eduSource suite of tools, applicable for mobile learning. Learning objects are enabled and made interoperable using mobile and ...
    • eduSource: Creating learning object repositories in Canada 

      McGreal, Rory; Richards, Griff; Friesen, Norman; Paquette, Gilbert; Downes, Stephen (IEEE Learning Technology Task Force (LTTF) Newsletter, 2003-01)
      EduSource is a comprehensive project that ties together various work packages and creates synergies between its partners and associates. All of the partners are Canadian organizations and meaningful work will be carried ...
    • Electronic "Site Tours" come to Northern Ontario 

      McGreal, Rory; Simand, Bernie; Tobin, Lois; Violette, Gérard (Canadian Association of Distance Education, 1992)
      Northern Ontario secondary school students have been touring museums, galleries, and other organizations electronically. With the help of Contact North's audiographic teleconferencing network, institutions like the Art ...
    • An Evaluation of the Commonwealth of Learning section on Elearning for International Organisations 

      McGreal, Rory (2008-10-31)
      This report includes an evaluation of the work of the Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) eLearning with International Organisations (eLIO) section. Participants in the investigation included representative samples of the ...
    • The evolution of learning object repository technologies: Portals for On-line Objects for Learning 

      Richards, Griff; McGreal, Rory; Hatala, Marek; Friesen, Norman (Canadian Association of Distance Education, 2003)
      Learning objects are the digital files that are used to construct e-learning experiences, and repositories provide mechanisms to encourage their discovery, exchange, and reuse. Portals for On-line Objects in Learning ...
    • Excess copyright: How restrictive copyright legislation impedes technological innovation 

      McGreal, Rory (The Seventh International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology. ICCGI 2012, 2012-06-27)
      This paper explains how copyright laws being promoted by the USA are being used to prevent the development of open educational resources. This includes a brief history explaining the origins of copyright law leading ...

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