Reporting developments in open, flexible, and distance learning, this issue features an editorial and five articles covering education theory and primary research in open, flexible and distance learning.
A new issue of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL) has been released. JOFDL 24(2) 2020 is at http://www.jofdl.nz This issue is described as Raranga te kete aronui (weaving the basket of the pursuit of knowledge) by continuing our reporting of developments in open, flexible, and distance learning. It features an editorial and five articles covering education theory and primary research in open, flexible and distance learning.
There are two articles based on educational theory: Higgins explores the theoretical history of OFDL, and the work of Nichols et al. is based on Mezirow’s 10 stages of transformative learning.
Three research articles provide insight into a range of specific areas: Sime et al use networked learning theory to investigate the design of a social exploration MOOC, Irons and Hartnett present exploratory research into the teaching of computational thinking in junior classrooms in New Zealand, and Nyugen et al describes the design and development of qualifications in early childhood education and care to meet a demand for New Zealand home-based early childhood educators to be qualified.
These are all contributions to our weaving and filling of te kete aronui. The team from JOFDL and FLANZ thank you for you support in 2020. We look forward to our korero in 2021. Stay well, stay safe.