The Vol. 9, No. 3 edition (2008) of the International Journal of Open and Distance Learning includes a very nice YouTube Video Editorial ~ Getting away from “talking heads” by the editor, Jon Baggaley, who extols the virtues of using video for what it does best. In his written editorial, Jon continues his recent criticism of the use of the Internet for education in developing countries, based on his experience of working in Asia for the last four years.

The whole edition in fact has a strong emphasis on online and distance education in non-Western countries, as can be seen from the index below:

Online Learning in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghanaian University students’ experiences and perceptions
Stephen Asunka

Predictors of Learning Satisfaction in Japanese Online Distance Learners Eric Bray, Kumiko Aoki & Larry Dlugosh

Beyond the Theoretical Impasse: Extending the applications of Transactional Distance Education Theory
Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo

Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?
Rita Kop & Adrian Hill

Post-Secondary Students’ Purposes For Blogging
Paul Henry Leslie & Elizabeth Murphy

Distance Education and Academic Achievement in Business Administration: The case of the University of Akureyri
Ingi Runar Edvardsson & Gudmundur Kristjan Oskarsson

A Framework for Process Reengineering in Higher Education: A case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution
M’hammed Abdous & Wu He

Meta-Analysis: The preferred method of choice for the assessment of distance learning quality factors
Mickey Shachar


Flexible Higher Education. Reflections from Expert Experience

Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and issues

Expectations and Demands in Online Teaching: Practical experiences

Video in Research in the Learning Sciences


Traditional to Online Media in China and Korea: Unfulfilled promise

ICT-based Distance Education in South Asia


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