New issue of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL)

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.

ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING: COVID-19 SPECIAL ISSUE

This resource adds to the online teaching and learning ideas, inspiration, information and application for educators in these unprecedented times.

JOFDL is supporting the education community worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic by making available a collection of high impact, previously-published articles on online and eLearning in a single issue.

It is April 2020 and the world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most countries are in lockdown, with citizens being asked to “Stay at home. Save lives”. 

This resource adds to the online teaching and learning ideas, inspiration, information and application for educators in these unprecedented times.

JOFDL Special Issue: Best of Online Teaching and Learning: Covid-19

JOFDL publishes articles from around the world relating to primary research investigations, literature reviews, the application of open education innovations, and experiences of blended learning as well as teaching at a distance in any sector of education or training. Theoretical and empirically based research articles as well as case studies of practice and book reviews are invited for submission