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Gow, Gordon; Chowdhury, Ataharul; Ganpat, Wayne; Ramjattan, Jeet – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
: Beginning in 2012, the University of Alberta in partnership with others has been undertaking participatory action research in Sri Lanka and, since 2017, in the Caribbean to foster inclusive innovation through a Joint Education and Training Initiative (JETI). The JETI is developing and testing a set of open educational resources on…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Communities of Practice, Developing Nations, Action Research
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Khosravi, Hassan; Kitto, Kirsty; Cooper, Kendra – Journal of Educational Data Mining, 2017
Various forms of Peer-Learning Environments are increasingly being used in post-secondary education, often to help build repositories of student generated learning objects. However, large classes can result in an extensive repository, which can make it more challenging for students to search for suitable objects that both reflect their interests…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Martinez, Cristobal M.; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Twist, Kade L.; Chacon, Raven – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reviews the design and implementation of a game as an instrument for dialogue, both as a social tool and a shared interface for music performance. Beyond describing the design of "Game Remains," the article shares the details of an impact story of how an installation in Guelph's Musagetes Boarding House Arts in Canada has…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
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Wise, Alyssa Friend; Vytasek, Jovita Maria; Hausknecht, Simone; Zhao, Yuting – Online Learning, 2016
This paper addresses a relatively unexplored area in the field of learning analytics: how analytics are taken up and used as part of teaching and learning processes. Initial steps are taken towards developing design knowledge for this "middle space," with a focus on students as analytics users. First, a core set of challenges for…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Teaching Methods
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Epp, Jordan; McKee, Jeanette – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2015
This report of practice describes a five-year process to establish and implement quality standards for a substantial portfolio of distance delivered courses at the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Saskatchewan. The report describes an analysis of the issues and the solutions found that led to our current curriculum…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education, Curriculum Design
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Potvin, Claude – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
This case deals with the redesign of a standard telecourse--printed material, professional studio video recordings and phone tutoring--into an online course. The redesign involved an adjunct professor in the Humanities having some experience in distance education but little with learning technologies. It was a two-year project including the grant…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Telecommunications, Video Technology, Printed Materials
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Crichton, Susan – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2014
At a time of substantial change, globalization, and ubiquitous access to information, educators struggle to change even the most basic aspects of their classrooms. This is especially true for those in challenging contexts where many perpetuate the "mind numbing" practice of rote instruction. This paper describes a collaborative…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Creativity
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Wilson, Jay R. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Educational Technology and Design 879 is a graduate course that introduces students to the basics of video design and production. In an attempt to improve the learning experience for students a redesign of the course was implemented for the summer of 2011 that incorporated an authentic design studio model. The design studio approach is based on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Video Technology, Learning Experience
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Jubien, Peggy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The smartphone is a recent technological addition to post-secondary education and it has both educational and non-educational applications. This study examines the educational use of smartphones using principles from actor-network theory (ANT). The purpose of the investigation was to learn about the multiple entanglements of students, teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Research Design, Postsecondary Education
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Stacey, Paul – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Foundations like Hewlett, Mellon, and Gates provided start-up funding and support that nurtured the field of open educational resources (OER) from infancy to a robust early adolescence characterized by energy and idealism (Casserly & Smith, 2008). However, foundation grants typically focus on establishing exemplars and cannot be relied on for…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Higher Education
Alberta Education, 2013
Students are spending an increased amount of time online. During this time, they are communicating with their peers, as well as consuming, sharing, and creating content. In the past, banning the use of personal devices and blocking online content was seen as a way to protect students from harmful content and protect the school's technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
Alberta Education, 2013
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing in which shared resources, software and information are delivered as a service that computers or mobile devices can access on demand. Cloud computing is already used extensively in education. Free or low-cost cloud-based services are used daily by learners and educators to support learning, social…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Brewer, Sharon E.; Cinel, Bruno; Harrison, Michelle; Mohr, Christina L. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In delivering chemistry courses by distance, a key challenge is to offer the learner an authentic and meaningful laboratory experience that still provides the rigour required to continue on in science. To satisfy this need, two distance general chemistry laboratory courses appropriate for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students, including chemistry…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Freshmen, Laboratory Training, Chemistry
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Hechter, Richard P.; Phyfe, Lynette D.; Vermette, Laurie A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This theoretical paper offers a conceptual interpretation of the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework to include the role of context within practical classroom applications. Our interpretation suggests that the importance of these three knowledge bases fluctuate within each stage of teachers' planning and instruction,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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