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Chang-Tik, Chan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate the interaction between discipline and personality in a blended classroom using the community of inquiry model. To this end, a factorial ANOVA is used to determine the main effects of the high and low of each personality trait as well as the four different clusters of discipline on the presences. The…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Personality Traits, College Students, College Faculty
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Basuhail, Abdullah Ahmad – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
This paper presents an approach to implement learning objects for teaching and learning problem-solving techniques based on computer programming. The demonstrated approach exploits computer-based interactive animations and computer graphics. The main feature of this approach is its simplicity for exploring the concepts and structures of the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Teaching Methods, Programming, Problem Solving
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Nwosu, Kingsley Chinaza; Ikwuka, O. I.; Onyinyechi, Mary Ugorji; Unachukwu, Gabriel Chidi – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
Researchers are of the view that students' attachment to social media may lead to negative consequences such as postponement of their academic work. Yet how social media use is associated with academic procrastination of students is still underexplored. This study ascertained the pathways through which social media use predicted academic…
Descriptors: Social Media, Internet, Student Behavior, Predictor Variables
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Miller, Tess; MacLaren, Kendra; Xu, Han – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing online learning given its rapid growth combined with the necessity to reduce attrition in online classes by providing quality instruction. This study was contextualized using the three elements of the community of inquiry (CoI) framework. We surveyed 93 students currently registered in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Auphan, Pauline; Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
The aim of this study is to propose advantages provided by computerized tools when assessing reading ability. A new computer-based reading assessment evaluating both word reading and reading comprehension processes was administered to 687 children in primary (N=400) and secondary (N=287) schools. Accuracy (weighted scores) and speed of access…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
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Stoesz, Brenda M.; Niknam, Mehdi; Sutton, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
Research has demonstrated that students' learning outcomes and motivation to learn are influenced by the visual design of learning technologies (e.g., learning management systems or LMS). One aspect of LMS design that has not been thoroughly investigated is visual complexity. In two experiments, postsecondary students rated the visual complexity…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Visual Aids, Difficulty Level
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VanLeeuwen, Charlene A.; Veletsianos, George; Belikov, Olga; Johnson, Nicole – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
As digital education at the postsecondary level continues to grow, robust professional development that prepares faculty to teach in online and blended settings is necessary. In this study, we analyzed open-ended comments from the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association's annual survey of Canadian postsecondary institutions (2017-2019) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Technology Education, Teacher Education
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Manegre, Marni – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
This study investigates how previous exposure to a foreign language and culture influences student performance in online knowledge-building tasks. As knowledge-building tasks allow students to share and distribute their knowledge; this study examines whether foreign language and culture knowledge is also distributed amongst the group. The study…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Cultural Awareness
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Celestini, Ann – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
Games have been socially entrenched throughout history as a form of entertainment. Current rapidly changing technological advances have permitted an increasingly prominent means of utilizing these entertainment sources in an instructional capacity for educational purposes. As a result, serious games focus on engaging learners in activities which…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Game Based Learning, Educational Games
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Bradshaw, Kathlyn; Lock, Jennifer; Parchoma, Gale – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
In this article, third generation cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) (Engeström, 2011) will be the means for analyzing tensions and contradictions between formal and informal learning within a MOOC design. This article builds on previous work (Bradshaw et al., 2017) wherein CHAT was used to establish formal and informal learning as…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities, Sustainability
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Verch, Angelika; Nissen, Elke – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
Flipped classrooms have become a widespread form of pedagogical setting, yet there is no consensus on how to define flipped language learning. Several authors consider the use of videos that prepares in-class activities as an essential component. The study presented in this article examined the actual roles of videos in a corpus of 52 second…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Flipped Classroom, Second Language Instruction
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Hébert, Cristyne; Jenson, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
In this paper, the findings of a research study, working with 12 educators in a large urban school board in Ontario using Minecraft for 21st century competency development, are presented. A number of pedagogical moves teachers made to support 21st century learning through communication and collaboration, both in the classroom and in the game…
Descriptors: Video Games, Game Based Learning, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development
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Papaconstantinou, Maria; Kilkenny, Dawn; Garside, Christopher; Ju, William; Najafi, Hedieh; Harrison, Laurie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2020
The instructors of four biology-related courses at a Canadian university integrated Labster virtual labs in their courses as a pre-lab activity, lecture substitute, or to provide lab experience in courses with no on-site labs. The instructors used a backward design approach to align the labs with the learning objectives of their courses and to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Science Experiments, Undergraduate Students, Curriculum Design
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Kraglund-Gauthier, Wendy; Moseley, Jane – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
Quality teaching includes reflective practice, dialogue, and curiosity and depends on personal, institutional, and community assets and constraints, as well as on the individual's definitions of the roles of education in society. Based on an environmental scan and action research with instructors in an online distance Bachelor of Science, Nursing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Quality
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Chen, Yuan; Carliner, Saul; Martinez, Salvador Garcia; Davidson, Ann-Louise – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
Because they are believed to be able to lower the costs of an education, e-books have been factored into the technology plans for community colleges and CEGEPs during the current decade. But adoption is a function of perceptions, which this study explored: (1) General perceptions of the CEGEP (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, a…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Community Colleges, Student Attitudes
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