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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Articles released by the Asian Journal of Distance Education.

Take a look at these interesting articles, appears in the Asian Journal of Distance Education.

KAWACHI & SHARMA writes,"In this Issue we present a group of papers describing how face-to-face teaching is now used in open and distance educaton.
The phenomenon of not lettinggo of thiselement has several reasons for its continued role in distance education. Someof these reasons are to do with teaching andassessment, and one other may be related tothe need forstudent online socia presence".
Face-to-Face Tutorials in ODE and Student SatisfactionBy HERMAN
Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

This article discusses relationship between five sub-variables (tutorial preparation, masteryof subject, teaching ability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline) in tutor performancevariable, tutorial result variable, tutorial cost variable and students’ satisfaction variable in face-to-face tutorial at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.  
Totally, there are seven independent variables and one dependent variable. Three sub-variables (mastery of subject. teaching ability, communication ability) in tutor performance are interacted. 200 respondents as a sample werecollected by purposive sampling. To analyze the data, factorial analysis, correlation, andregression were used. The result showed that there are significant and positive correlationbetween sub-variables in tutor’s performance (tutorial preparation, mastery of subject, teachingability, communication ability, and tutor’s discipline), tutorial result, tutorial cost and customer satisfaction.
In addition coefficients regression between some sub-variables and their interaction in tutor performance, tutorial result, and student’s satisfaction are also significant. 
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The Leadership Role for Turkey in Regional Distance Education 
Anadolu University, Turkey

This Paper reportsthe distance education practices in Turkey, and then examinesand discusses the role of leadership which should be undertaken by Turkey in the regions of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Turkic, Caucasian, theMiddle East and northern Africa. International distance education organizations in the world are not well organized and functional in this area, nor arethe regional distance education institutions in the name ofeducational institutionalism. To fill this gap, it is argued here that Turkey take a leadership role in the distance education field in this region and there by organize the practices of the regional countries for their mutual co-prosperity and benefits.

The structure of the potential distance education organization and the regulations of the organization is discussed in more detail based on this argument and available freely online at  

The suggestedname for this regional group is ICDEEEWA (International Council for Distance Education forEastern Europe and West Asia). 
A draft of the constitution of the recommended association is presented and discussed at 

Visit the website to review articles and items of interest. 

Source: Asian Journal of Distance Education

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