The start of this year promises to be an active one for consumers of distance education and open learning research. IRRODL will be publishing 3 issues in the next 6 weeks, beginning with Vol. 12(1) that is described and linked to in this post.
This special issue of IRRDOL focuses on the exciting convergence of interests between open and distance learning (ODL) and the recognition of prior learning (RPL). The guest editor of this special issue is Dr Dianne Conrad who is the director, Centre for Learning Accreditation at Athabasca University. Dianne has used her contacts in this community to solicit the quality research articles and field notes that help us all understand more deeply this important and timely topic.
We hope you will take the time to visit the site, download, bookmark and cite articles in this issue. As usual the articles are disseminated in HTML, PDF, MP3 (audio) and EPUB (mobile) formats.
Finally I wish to thank all authors, reviewers, editors (and especially Dianne Conrad) and sponsors who make quality open access publishing possible.
Table of Contents
|Dwell in possibility: PLAR and e-portfolios in the age of information and communication technologies|
|Judith O. Brown HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Preconditions for post-employment learning: Preliminary results from ongoing research|
|Linda Salter HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qualitative analysis|
|Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Eva Maria Baecker, Anke Hanft HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Creating a positive prior learning assessment (PLA) experience: A step-by-step look at university PLA|
|Sara M. Leiste, Kathryn Jensen HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Language of evaluation: How PLA evaluators write about student learning|
|Nan L. Travers, Bernard Smith, Leslie Ellis, Tom Brady, Liza Feldman, Kameyla Hakim, Bhuwan Onta, Maria Panayotou, Laurie Seamans, Amanda Treadwell HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|A dynamic community of discovery: Planning, learning, and change|
|Michelle Gordon, Martha Ireland, Mina Wong HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|The development of an online instrument for prior learning assessment and recognition of internationally educated nurses: A pilot study|
|Elaine Elizabeth Santa Mina, Carol Eifert, Martha Ireland, Carol Fine, Gail Wilson, Vaska Micevski, Ruth Wojtiuk, Martha Valderrama HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Going online to make learning count|
|Cathy Brigham, Rebecca Klein-Collins HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Prior learning assessment and recognition: Emergence of a Canadian community of scholars|
|Christine Wihak HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|
|Evaluating prior learning assessment programs: A suggested framework|
|Nan L. Travers, Marnie T. Evans HTML PDF MP3 EPUB|