Latest issue of Open Praxis online
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Monday, December 07, 2015 05:42 AM

Latest issue of Open Praxis online

Open Praxis, ICDE’s peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education, has released its latest issue and last issue for 2015.

This issue of Open Praxis compiles awarded papers at the ICDE prizes for innovation and best practice in open, distance, flexible, online and e-learning (2nd edition), announced at the 26th ICDE World Conference in Sun City (South Africa) in October 2015. It also includes three research papers submitted to the open section of the journal.

The new volume is named "ICDE Prizes for Innovation and Best Practice (2nd edition)". It is the volume 7, issue 4 and it covers the period from October to December 2015.  

Table of Contents:

Editorial :
- Innovation, research and best practice in open and distance education, Inés Gil-Jaurena, Beatriz Malik

2015 ICDE Prizes for innovation & best practice papers (2nd edition):
- Challenges to the Doctoral Journey: a Case of Female Doctoral Students from Ethiopia, Asamenew Demessie Bireda
- Recognising Informal Elearning with Digital Badging: Evidence for a Sustainable Business Model, Patrina Law
- Growth and Development of Distance Education in India and China: A Study on Policy Perspectives, Ashok Gaba, Wei Li
- Validating Student Satisfaction Related to Persistence, Academic Performance, Retention and Career Advancement within ODL Perspectives, Maximus Gorky Sembiring.
- From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design, Shironica Priyanthi Karunanayaka, Som Naidu, J.C.N. Rajendra, H.U.W. Ratnayake

Research articles:
- The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice, Martin Weller, Bea de los Arcos, Rob Farrow, Beck Pitt, Patrick McAndrew 
- Teaching Strategies to Promote Immediacy in Online Graduate Courses, Manuel Flores Fahara, Armida Lozano Castro
- Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Towards Transversal Skills and Global Citizenship, Javiera Atenas, Leo Havemann, Ernesto Priego

You can access the full issue here

Other news related to Open Praxis:

During 2015, Open Praxis has been included in relevant indexes and databases. The complete list is available here

- Updates refer to the inclusion of Open Praxis in:
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)- Web of Science
- ERA (Educational Research Abstracts Online)
- ERIC
- ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences)
- Informit - Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
- Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (Scientific level: 1)
- REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico)