Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to present another fine issue of the International Review of Research in Open  and Distance Learning.

This issue is packed with 8 research articles and 3 book reviews. You notice as well that all content is formatted in HTML, PDF, MP3 and EPUB to maximize your accessibility and learning. Finally don’t miss the opportunity to download two of the books reviewed in this issue which are available in open access format from

Our thanks (on your behalf) to authors, reviewers and IRRODL staff for their contributions.

We trust you will enjoy and learn from the issue and I hope you go to WWW.IRRODL.ORG to register for free subscription or to volunteer as a reviewer.

Terry Anderson


International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Athabasca University

Table of Contents


Thanksgiving HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Terry Anderson i-iii

Research Articles

Examining the anatomy of a screencast: Uncovering common elements and instructional strategies HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
William Sugar, Abbie Brown, Kenneth Luterbach 1-20

Development of interactive and reflective learning among Malaysian online distant learners: An ESL instructor’s experience HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Siew Ming Thang, Puvaneswary Murugaiah 21-41

A review of trends in distance education scholarship at research universities in North America, 1998-2007 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Randall S. Davies, Scott L. Howell, Jo Ann Petrie 42-56

Student and faculty perceptions of the quality of online learning experiences HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Michael E. Ward, Gary Peters, Kyna Shelley 57-77

Teaching and learning social justice through online service-learning courses HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Kathy L. Guthrie, Holly McCracken 78-94

The pedagogical enhancement of open education: An examination of problem-based learning HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Seth Gurell, Yu-Chun Kuo, Andrew Walker 95-105

Using collaborative course development to achieve online course quality standards HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Ining Tracy Chao, Tami Saj, Doug Hamilton 106-126

Online instructional effort measured through the lens of teaching presence in the community of inquiry framework: A re-examination of measures and approach HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Peter Shea, Suzanne Hayes, Jason Vickers 127-154

Book Notes

Book review – A designer’s log: Case studies in instructional design HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Airina Volungevičienė 155-157

Book review – Accessible elements: Teaching science online and at a distance HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Bryan F. Woodfield 158-163

Book review – Mega-schools, technology and teachers: Achieving education for all HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Alejandro Pisanty 164-167