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Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter

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COER Assistant

Melissa Bond

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COER Assistant

Carina Dolch

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Systematic Reviews in Educational Research - Available free open access!

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Systematic review of research on artificial intelligence applications in higher education – where are the educators?

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Facilitating Student Engagement Through Educational Technology: Towards a Conceptual Framework

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Exploring OER Awareness and Engagement of Academics from a Global South Perspective – a Case Study from Ghana

2019

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Scientific Communication between Spanish and English Educational Technology Journals. A Citation Analysis of eight Journals.

2019

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Learning ecologies through a lens: Ontological, methodological and applicative issues. A systematic review of the literature

Dr. Albert Sangrá, Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli & Montse Guitert‐Catasús

2019

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Revisiting five decades of educational technology research: A content and authorship analysis of the British Journal of Educational Technology

Melissa Bond, Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Mark Nichols

2018

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Digital transformation in German higher education: student and teacher perceptions and usage of digital media

Melissa Bond, Victoria Marin, Carina Dolch, Svenja Bedenlier & Olaf Zawacki-Richter

2018

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MOOC open on Open Education Resources and Practices by The Open University of Sri Lanka

The Open University of Sri Lanka is offering the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP), available for practitioners/professionals from any field of study.

Registration is now open, until 19 October, 2018, at http://www.ou.ac.lk/apps/mooc/

Free OER Now Available: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas is now available as a free eBook download through Springer.

 

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Free OER Now Available: Experiences in Self-Determined Learning

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning is now available as a free PDF file through the Center of Open Education Research (COER).

 

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MoU signing between the University of Oldenburg and the University of South Africa

On Thursday, 19th July 2018, the University of South Africa's Vice President Prof. Gugu Moche signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Oldenburg, to enable COER to offer professional development to the staff of Unisa. This certificate program will form a part of the new Master of Management of Technology Enhanced Learning (MTEL) offered through COER.

Vale Colin Latchem (1933-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of COER member, valued colleague and treasured friend, Professor Colin Latchem. He was a preeminent Australian researcher, writer, consultant and teacher within the field of open and distance learning, and we had been eagerly looking forward to his keynote address at the Inaugural COER Symposium on October 1st this year. Prof. Dr. Som Naidu will present the address at the Symposium in honour of Colin's memory.

Rest in Peace.

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Two Decades of Research Into the Internationalization of Higher Education: Major Themes in the Journal of Studies in International Education (1997-2016)

Svenja Bedenlier, Yasar Kondakci and Olaf Zawacki-Richter

2018

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Exploring four decades of research in Computers & Education

Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Colin Latchem

2018

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Distance Education - Call for Special Issue on Learning Analytics

Distance Education

Special Issue on Learning Analytics: Its Scope and Potential in Open, Flexible and Distance Learning

Jingjing Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China

Daniel B2o2ysurgodxurks (daniel.burgo7tudws@ybunitsiri5z.n40cset), Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Spain

Shane nfDawson (shan6y5e.dikpawson@unisauswa.edu.aucbnu), University of South Australia, South Australia

 

The aim of the special issue is to foster scientific debate among educationists, data and learning scientists, statisticians, computer scientists, teachers, practitioners and others to understand how learning analytics can lead to an understanding of learning and teaching process while (re)invigorating the quality of online and distance education. In this special issue, we invite state-of-art research studies that show how new theoretical models and innovative approaches have been employed to understand learning and teaching through the use of large-scale or granular datasets. Given the potential of learning analytics to provide new insights into contemporary education challenges, there are numerous topics that may be addressed such as: Improvements in understanding the learners, their learning process and outcomes, and the learning environment or assessment, feedback and sense-making of data visualisations. The specific context for these studies should centre on open, flexible and distance learning.

Important Dates

  • One-page proposal due: 30 July, 2018
    • All proposals to be sent to Jingjin/vpg Zxejhan7blxg (e.ji/sgngjing.zfuiwhang@gmail.coqu2omytm)
    • All queries and questions to Jingjin/vpg Zxejhan7blxg (e.ji/sgngjing.zfuiwhang@gmail.coqu2omytm)
  • Completion of first review round: 30 August, 2018
  • Full manuscripts due: 15 January, 2019
  • Final decision notifcation: 30 March, 2019
  • Camera ready: 15 July, 2019
  • Publication of special issue: AUGUST, 2019

 

For more information about the special issue, please download this document.

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Social network analysis of international student mobility: uncovering the rise of regional hubs

Yasar Kondakci, Svenja Bedenlier and Olaf Zawacki-Richter

2018 

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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

Edited by Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Terry Anderson

2014

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