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Number of items: 53.

2018

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Kear, Karen; Smith, Andrew; Jones, Allan; Rosewell, Jonathan; Donelan, Helen; Wermelinger, Michel; Sanders, Chris; Third, Allan and Connolly, Teresa (2018). The Open Networking Lab: Hands-on Vocational Learning in Computer Networking. In: IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 3-6 Oct 2018, San Jose, California, USA. file

Rosewell, Jonathan; Kear, Karen; Jones, Allan; Smith, Andrew; Donelan, Helen; Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Peasgood, Alice; Sanders, Chris; Third, Allan; Wermelinger, Michel; Moss, Nicky; Williams, Judith and Connolly, Teresa (2018). Open Networking Lab: online practical learning of computer networking. In: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Blended and online Learning: Changing the Educational Landscape, 10-12 Oct 2018, Aarhus University, Denmark. file

Donelan, Helen and Kear, Karen (2018). Creating and collaborating: students’ and tutors’ perceptions of an online group project. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(2) file

Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jonathan (2018). Excellence in e-learning: the key challenges for universities. European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Maastricht. file

Kear, Karen; Smith, Andrew; Mikroyannidis, Alex; Jones, Allan; Rosewell, Jon; Donelan, Helen; Wermelinger, Michel; Sanders, Chris; Third, Allan and Connolly, Teresa (2018). The Open Networking Lab: an open online course for experiential learning of computer networking. In: Association for Learning Technology (ALT) annual conference 2018, 11-13 Sep 2018, Manchester. file

2017

Herring, Paul; Kear, Karen; Sheehy, Kieron and Jones, Roger (2017). A virtual tutor for children with autism. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11(1) pp. 19–27.

Jansen, Darco; Rosewell, Jonathan and Kear, Karen (2017). Quality Frameworks for MOOCs. In: Jemni, Mohamed; Kinshuk and Khribi, Mohamed Koutheair eds. Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 261–281. file

Rosewell, Jon; Kear, Karen; Williams, Keith; Rodrigo, Covadonga and Sánchez-Elvira, Angeles (2017). E-xcellence methodology: lessons learned over ten years of development and implementation. In: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Higher Education for the Future: Accelerating and Strengthening Innovation, 25-27 Oct 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes. file

2016

Barroca, Leonor and Kear, Karen (2016). Agile practices taught online at a distance. In: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, 19-21 Oct 2016, Rome. file

Kear, Karen and Donelan, Helen (2016). Assessing online collaborative work. In: ALT-C Annual Conference 2016, 6-8 Sep 2016, University of Warwick, UK. file

Donelan, Helen and Kear, Karen (2016). Evaluating assessment strategies for online group work. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, 30 Jun - 31 Jul 2016, Leicester, UK, Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference 2016. file

Thomas, Elaine; Barroca, Leonor; Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen; Jefferis, Helen and Rosewell, Jon (2016). Online conversations around digital artefacts: the studio approach to learning in STEM subjects. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016 (Cranmer, S.; de Laat, M.; Ryberg, T. and Sime, J. A. eds.), pp. 172–180. file

Kear, Karen; Rosewell, Jon; Williams, Keith; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Rodrigo, Covadonga; Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua, Ángeles; Santamaría Lancho, Miguel; Vyt, André and Mellar, Harvey (2016). Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach (Third edition). Maastricht: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities. file

Kear, Karen; Jones, Allan; Holden, Georgina and Curcher, Mark (2016). Social technologies for online learning: theoretical and contextual issues. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 31(1) pp. 42–53. file

2015

Holt, Victoria; Ramage, Magnus; Kear, Karen and Heap, Nicholas (2015). The usage of best practices and procedures in the database community. Information Systems, 49 pp. 163–181. file

2014

Kear, Karen; Donelan, Helen and Williams, Judith (2014). Using wikis for online group projects: student and tutor perspectives. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(4) pp. 70–90. file

Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances and Jefferis, Helen (2014). Social presence in online learning communities: the role of personal profiles. Research in Learning Technology, 22, article no. 19710. file

Thomas, Elaine; Rosewell, Jon; Kear, Karen and Donelan, Helen (2014). Learning and peer feedback in shared online spaces. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Networked Learning 2014, pp. 382–385. file

Kear, Karen; Williams, Keith and Rosewell, Jonathan (2014). Excellence in e-learning: a quality enhancement approach. In: Changing the Trajectory - Quality for Opening up Education, pp. 25–32. file

2013

Martin, Ian; Kear, Karen; Simpkins, Neil and Busvine, John (2013). Social negotiations in web usability engineering. In: Garcia-Ruiz, Miguel A. ed. Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products. IGI Global, pp. 26–56.

2012

Kear, Karen; Rosewell, Jonathan and Williams, Keith (2012). Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence. In: EADTU 25th Anniversity Conference: The Role of Open and Flexible Education in European Higher Education Systems for 2020: New Models, New Markets, New Media, 27-28 Sep 2012, Paphos, Cyprus. file

Rosewell, Jonathan; Kear, Karen and Williams, Keith (2012). Next steps for excellence in the quality of e-learning. In: ALT-C 2012: A Confrontation with Reality, 11-13 Sep 2012, Manchester, UK.

Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jon (2012). Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach (2nd ed.). Heerlen, The Netherlands: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). file

Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith and Donelan, Helen (2012). Web conferencing for synchronous online tutorials: perspectives of tutors using a new medium. Computers & Education, 58(3) pp. 953–963.

2011

Kear, Karen and Jones, Allan (2011). Social networking for online learning. In: Alta 2011 (Advanced learning Technologies and Applications, 2011), 27 Oct 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania. file

Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen; Rosewell, Jonathan and Ferreira, Giselle (2011). Incorporating quality assurance criteria for OER and Social Networking in the E-xcellence QA methodology. In: 24th ICDE World Conference “Expanding Horizons – New Approaches to Open and Distance Learning”, 2-5 Oct 2011, Bali, Indonesia. file

2010

Kear, Karen (2010). Online and Social Networking Communities: A Best Practice Guide for Educators. The Open and Flexible Learning Series. New York and Abingdon: Routledge.

Kear, Karen (2010). Social presence in online learning communities. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning 2010, 3-4 May 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. file

Herring, Paul; Sheehy, Kieron; Jones, Roger and Kear, Karen (2010). Designing a virtual teacher for non-verbal children with autism: Pedagogical affordances and the influence of teacher voice. In: 4th International Wireless Ready Symposium, Digital Asia: Language\Technology & Community, JALT, 19 Feb 2010, Nagoya, Japan. file

Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen and Ramage, Magnus eds. (2010). Online communication and collaboration: A Reader. Abingdon: Routledge.

Kear, Karen (2010). Collaboration via online discussion forums: issues and approaches. In: Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen and Ramage, Magnus eds. Online Communication and Collaboration: A Reader. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, pp. 30–33.

Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy and Hutchison, Mike (2010). From forums to wikis: perspectives on tools for collaboration. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(4) pp. 218–225.

2009

Kear, Karen and Woodthorpe, John (2009). Using wikis for collaborative learning of technology. In: 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2009, 10-13 Jul 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA. file

Donelan, Helen; Herman, Clem; Kear, Karen and Kirkup, Gill (2009). Online participation: Shaping the networks of professional women. In: Dumova, Tatyana and Fiordo, Richard eds. Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends, Volume 2. UK: Information Science Reference, pp. 270–280.

Donelan, Helen; Herman, Clem; Kear, Karen and Kirkup, Gill (2009). Patterns of online networking for women’s career development. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 24(2) pp. 92–111.

Chetwynd, Francis; Donelan, Helen; Heath, Hazel; Kear, Karen and Williams, Judith (2009). The use of synchronous online tutorials to provide numeracy support for technology students. In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, 7-8 Sep 2009, The Open University, Milton Keynes. file

Ferreira, Giselle; Fisher, Wendy; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jonathan (2009). Exploring Web 2.0 to support online learning communities: where technology meets pedagogy. In: Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL) International Conference, 26-28 Sep 2009, Villach, Austria.

2008

Minocha, Shailey; Kear, Karen; Mount, Nick and Priestnall, Gary (2008). Design of learning spaces in 3D virtual environments. In: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments International Conference (RELIVE08), 20-21 Nov 2008, Open University, Milton Keynes. file

2007

Kear, Karen (2007). Investigating design features of a computer-mediated communication system. PhD thesis The Open University. file

Kear, Karen (2007). Communication aspects of virtual learning environments: perspectives of early adopters. In: ED-MEDIA 2007, 25-29 Jun 2007, Vancouver, Canada. file

Kear, K.L. and Heap, N.W. (2007). ‘Sorting the wheat from the chaff’: investigating overload in educational discussion systems. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 23(3) pp. 235–247.

Donelan, Helen; Herman, Clem; Kear, Karen; Kirkup, Gill and Whitelegg, Liz (2007). Women's experiences of online networking for career progression in science, engineering and technology. In: 3rd Christina Conference on Women's Studies, 8-10 Mar 2007, Helsinki, Finland.

2006

Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John and Moss, Nicky (2006). E-learning for Networked Living. In: EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities) Annual Conference 2006, 23-24 Nov 2006, Tallin, Estonia. file

Bissell, Christopher and Kear, Karen (2006). Networked Living: a new approach to teaching introductory ICT. In: SEFI 34th Annual Conference: Engineering Education and Active Students, 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2006, Uppsala, Sweden. file

2005

Kear, Karen and Heap, Nicholas (2005). Overcoming overload in educational discussion systems. In: CAL '05 'Virtual Learning?', 4-6 Apr 2005, Bristol, UK.

2004

Heap, Nick W.; Kear, Karen L. and Bissell, Chris C. (2004). An overview of ICT-based assessment for engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 29(2) pp. 241–250.

Kear, Karen (2004). Peer learning using asynchronous discussion systems in distance education. Open Learning, 19(2) pp. 151–164.

Kear, Karen; Williams, Judith; Seaton, Richard and Einon, Geoffrey (2004). Using information and communication technology in a modular distance learning course. European Journal of Engineering Education, 29(1) pp. 17–25.

2003

Kear, Karen (2003). What do learners want from computer mediated communication systems? In: CSCL 2003: International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning, 14-18 Jun 2003, Bergen, Norway. file

2002

Kear, Karen; Monk, John and Herman, Clem (2002). Cyborgs in groups. In: ALT-C 2002: learning technologies for communication, 9-11 Sep 2002, Sunderland, UK.

Kear, Karen (2002). Using asynchronous discussion tools in engineering education. In: e-Technologies in engineering education: learning outcomes providing future possibilities: a United Engineering Foundation Conference, 11-16 Aug 2006, Davos, Switzerland. file

2001

Kear, Karen (2001). Following the thread in computer conferences. Computers and Education, 37(1) pp. 81–99.

Kear, Karen (2001). 'Hope this helps': peer learning via CMC [poster presentation]. In: European Perspectives on Computer-supported Collaborative Learning, Proceedings of the first European conference on computer-supported collaborative learning, 22-24 Mar 2001, Maastricht, Netherlands. file

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