Dear Friends We are pleased to announce issue 11(1) of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. This is a general issue featuring 7 research articles, 2 articles from the field, 3 CIDER session recordings, and 1 book review.

In the issue editorial, I discuss changes to our Creative Commons license and to IRRODL’s policy on papers previously distributed via blogs or conference proceedings.

We are confident that you will both enjoy and learn from the knowledge freely shared by our authors, reviewers, editors, and publisher. Enjoy.

Terry Anderson, Editor

Table of Contents


IRRODL policy changes HTML PDF EPUB
Terry Anderson i-iii

Research Articles

The role of volition in distance education: An exploration of its capacities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Markus Deimann, Theo Bastiaens 1-16
Learning in an online distance education course: Experiences of three international students HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Zuochen Zhang, Richard Kenny 17-36
An investigation of distance education in North American research literature using co-word analysis HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Albert Dieter Ritzhaupt, Michelle Stewart, Patryce Smith, Ann E. Barron 37-60
Profiles in self-regulated learning in the online learning environment HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lucy Barnard-Brak, Valerie Osland Paton, William Yun Lan 61-80
Live, online short-courses: A case study of innovative teacher professional development HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Meghan E. Marrero, Jessica Fitzsimons Riccio, Karen A. Woodruff, Glen S. Schuster 81-95
The comparative instructional effectiveness of print-based and video-based instructional materials for teaching practical skills at a distance HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Francis Donkor 96-116
Using mobile phones to improve educational outcomes: An analysis of evidence from Asia HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
John-Harmen Valk, Ahmed T. Rashid, Laurent Elder 117-140

Field Notes

Reaching REMOTE learners: Successes and challenges for students in an online graduate degree program in the Pacific Islands HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Kavita Rao, Charles Giuli 141-160
“Can you hear me, Hanoi?” Compensatory mechanisms employed in synchronous net-based English language learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Una Mary Cunningham, Kristy Beers Fägersten, Elin Holmsten 161-177

Book Notes

Distance and blended learning in Asia HTML PDF EPUB
Tony Bates 178-181


Blended online learning design: Shaken not stirred Elluminate/Powerpoint/MP3
Norm Vaughn, Michael Power
Bi-national learning and the Internet: Grassroots experiments in global education Elluminate/Powerpoint/MP3
William Egnatoff
Moving online: Taking teaching and learning beyond four walls Elluminate/Powerpoint/MP3
Steven Rowe