The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

May 23, 2002

The Main Section:


Distance Education Curricula Reform: Taking the High Road

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of e-learning in Corporate Training Programs

Cooperation vs. Deliberation: CMC and the Problem of Argument in International Distance Education

Distance Learning for Food Security and Rural Development: A Perspective from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

The Development of Social Climate in Virtual Learning Discussion Groups

Building Sense of Community at a Distance

Additional Sections

Book Notes:

African Youth on the Information Highway: Participation and Leadership in Community Development

Supporting Students in Open and Distance Learning

Keeping Students in Higher Education: Successful Practices and Strategies for Retention

Research Notes

Towards a Strategy for Improved Student Retention in Programmes of Open, Distance Education: A Case Study From the Open University UK

Electronic Tutorials: Indonesian Experience

Online Learning Activities: Beginning An International Collaboration

Technical Notes

Chat and Instant Messaging Systems

Software Evaluation Criteria and Terminology

Fully Featured vs. Lean-and-Mean?

Dual-Platform Products (PC and Mac)

Evaluating Vendor Supplied Information

Field Notes

* News from the Americas

* News from Asia

* News from Europe

* News from the Commonwealth of Learning

Conference Notes

For more information about manuscript submissions, please contact:

Paula Smith – Managing Editor

International Review of Research

in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)

Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University

1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB


Phone: 1.780.675.6810 Fax: 1.780.675.6722