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Latham, Gloria; Carr, Nicky – Journal of Learning Design, 2015
The article "Authentic learning for pre-service teachers in a technology-rich environment" (Latham & Carr, 2012) appeared in the "Journal of Learning Design," Volume 5, Issue 1 in 2012. Since writing this paper three years ago, the authors reflect upon and brainstorm what they describe here as a radically revised approach.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Foreign Countries
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Allaire, Stéphane; Thériault, Pascale; Gagnon, Vincent; Lalancette, Evelyne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This study documents to what extent writing on a blog in a networked learning environment could influence the affective variables of elementary-school students' writing. The framework is grounded more specifically in theory of self-determination (Deci & Ryan, 1985), relationship to writing (Chartrand & Prince, 2009) and the transactional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Latham, Gloria; Carr, Nicky – Journal of Learning Design, 2012
This paper shares the findings from a three year Participatory Action Research Study around the selection, implementation and effectiveness of educational technologies for enhancing learning in a Teacher Education subject for second year pre-service primary teachers. The innovative Project-Based subject is described using a critical lens. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Participatory Research, Foreign Countries
Zeeman, Deane; Jones, Rebecca; Dysart, Jane – Computers in Libraries, 2011
This study reports on the results of interviews conducted in December 2009 and January 2010 to identify innovative service trends in library and information services in the government and corporate arenas. The study was undertaken as part of a Library and Archives Canada (LAC) research project to inform the Government of Canada Assistant Deputy…
Descriptors: Expertise, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Government Libraries
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Schreyer, Christine – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2011
The languages of Klingon and Na'vi, both created for media, are also languages that have garnered much media attention throughout the course of their existence. Speakers of these languages also utilize social media and information technologies, specifically websites, in order to learn the languages and then put them into practice. While teaching a…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Creoles, Information Technology
Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson – EDUCAUSE, 2010
This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Focus Groups
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Aldrich, Alan W. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
The convergence of web-enabled smartphones, the applications designed for smartphone interfaces, and cloud computing is rapidly changing how people interact with each other and with their environments. The commercial sector has taken the lead in creating mobile websites that leverage the capacities of smartphones, and the academic community has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Ramirez, Alex; Hine, Michael; J.; Ji, Shaobo; Ulbrich, Frank; Riordan, Rob – Learning Inquiry, 2009
This article investigates the relationship of learning and its infrastructure using Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in a global economy. We explore the learning phenomenon as a way to bring forward a process of continuous improvement supported by social software. We use a commonly accepted definition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity
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Cahill, Kay – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the work undertaken by Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in an effort to convert its website into a true virtual branch, both through the functionality of the website itself and by extending its web presence on to external social networking sites. Design/methodology/approach: VPL worked with its…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Public Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Letnikova, Galina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
Modern academic libraries have a great number of information resources available online in the form of electronic catalogs, books, journals, and subject subscription databases. To determine whether users can easily retrieve the information they are seeking, academic librarians conduct usability testing of their libraries' Web sites. There has been…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Web Sites, Library Research, Testing
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Mackenzie, Christine – Australian Library Journal, 2008
The paper describes the introduction of Web 2.0 techniques and tools at the Yarra Plenty public library in Victoria, beginning with library staff. The author argues that as libraries move from Web 1.0 type delivery systems to the social networking world of Library 2.0 librarians need to deploy and make accessible these radically different systems,…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Library Personnel, Public Libraries, Library Services
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
Gibson, Susan; Peacock, Kim – Journal of Distance Education, 2006
The main objective of this project was to provide a Web-based tool that included practical resources for faculty in education at one Canadian university who were seeking ways to make effective use of learning technologies to enhance learning environments. The site includes online tools and resources and integrates ideas from people in the faculty…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Learning Experience, Courseware, Computer System Design
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Levesque, Stéphane – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
This paper deals with the impact of current digital technology revolution on history education. Based on four developments engendered by this revolution (liberalization of historical knowledge, intensification of digital archives, web-based communication, and active computer-based learning), it argues that digital history has the potential to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, History, Inquiry
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Clare, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
The dreams and predictions of a digital classroom never quite materialized in the social studies history area. For a variety of reasons teachers keep the technology just outside the door peeking in but never truly welcomed. Not welcomed because of the nature of courseware initially offered, not welcomed because the technology was advanced for the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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