The publication of Vol 10 (2) of the International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) is now available. This is the Middle East Regional Focus Issue: A Bridge over Troubled Waters.

Full text of all articles in HTML, PDF and MP# audio is available at

The issue was co-edited by two Guest editors, from different Middle Eastern countries. Yoram Eshet (Open University of Israel) and Cengiz Hakan Aydin (Anadolu Open University, Turkey) worked together to solicit proposals, invite papers, manage the peer review and edit the 11 papers that are in this issue. This is the 3rd regional issue – following Australia 6(1) 2006 and SouthEast Asia (8(1) 2007 and proceeding this fall’s African regional focus issue.

The issue also contains a book review by Mary Kennedy on Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning by Ruhe, V. & Zumbo, B. D. (2009) – see my comments on this.

Table of Contents
IRRODL Vol 10, No 2 (2009)
Middle East Regional Focus Issue: A Bridge over Troubled Waters

Looking under the Bonnet: Factors Affecting Student Adoption of E-Learning Systems in Jordan
.  Muneer Abbad, David Morris, Carmel de Nahlik
Exploring Open Distance Learning at a Jordanian University: A Case Study.  Khalil M. Dirani, Seung Won Yoon
Quality of Distance Education in Turkey: Preschool Teacher Training Case.
Mehmet Gultekin
Research Insights from a Decade of Campus-Wide Implementation of Web-Supported Academic Instruction at Tel Aviv University. Rafi Nachmias, Judith Ram
Gender Dependency and Cultural Independency of Science Interest in an Open and Distant Science Learning Environment. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Alaa Kaadni Kaadni
Psychosocial Well-Being of Israeli Students and Attitudes toward Open and Distance Learning Gila Kurtz, Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Jeffrey Kantor
Communication and Collaboration, Satisfaction, Equity, and Autonomy in Blended Learning Environments: A Case from Turkey Yasemin Gülbahar, R. Orçun Madran
Turkish University Students’ Perceptions of the World Wide Web as a Learning Tool: An Investigation Based on Gender, Socio-Economic Background, and Web Experience. Erkan Tekinarslan
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Service of Multiculturalism. Elaine Hoter, Miri Shonfeld, Asmaa Ganayim
Pedagogical and Design Aspects of a Blended Learning Course. Karen Precel, Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Yael Alberton
Are We There Yet? A Progress Report from Three Turkish University Pioneers in Distance Education and E-Learning. Colin Latchem, Nurettin Simsek, Ozlem Cakir Balta, Orhan Torkul, I. Hakkı Cedimoglu, Alpaslan Altunkopru

Book Notes
Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning: The Unfolding Model reviewed by Mary Kennedy.



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