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Gabriel, Martha A.; Campbell, Barbara; Wiebe, Sean; MacDonald, Ronald J.; McAuley, Alexander – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
A growing literature suggests that there is a disjuncture between the instructional practices of the education system and the student body it is expected to serve, particularly with respect to the roles of digital technologies. Based on surveys and focus group interviews of first-year students at a primarily undergraduate Canadian university and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects
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Laferriere, Therese; Montane, Mireia; Gros, Begona; Alvarez, Isabel; Bernaus, Merce; Breuleux, Alain; Allaire, Stephane; Hamel, Christine; Lamon, Mary – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Knowledge Building is approached in this study from an organizational perspective, with a focus on the nature of school-university-government partnerships to support research-based educational innovation. The paper starts with an overview of what is known about effective partnerships and elaborates a conceptual framework for Knowledge Building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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McAnany, Debbie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
With the shift in numbers between Canadian-born students in the university classroom and the increased number of international students, it is a primary concern for instructors and instructional designers to know and understand learner characteristics in order to create effective instructional messages and materials. Recognizing how culture might…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Cultural Pluralism, Learning Experience, Educational Experience
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Brett, Clare; Forrester, Bruce; Fujita, Nobuko – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This study looked at the instructional and assessment effects of using learning journals in three distance asynchronous computer conferencing courses (n = 18, n = 16, n = 17). The instructor used a design-research methodology: each iteration of the course involved modifications to how learning journals were used based on analyses of the responses…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Epistemology, Pretests Posttests
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MacKinnon, Gregory R.; Aylward, M. Lynn – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
Technology offers promising opportunities for creating new types of classroom learning environments. This paper describes three technology models used by teacher education interns: electronic portfolios, negotiative concept mapping, cognote-supported electronic discussions. As implemented in the current study, these models invoke graduated…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Models, Preservice Teacher Education
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Schwier, Richard A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
In this commentary, Richard Schwier draws observations of what he believes are key issues in e-learning that come directly out of "A Review of e-Learning in Canada." However, much of the commentary is consumed by topics that haven't yet generated the volume or type of research necessary to allow the kind of compressed scrutiny that this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Special Needs Students, Educational Research
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Kanuka, Heather – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The purpose of the "Review of E-Learning in Canada", conducted by Abrami and associates (which is referred to as "the team"), was to provide evidence and gaps on the topic of e-learning, and based on this data provide promising directions for e-learning. Funded by the Canadian Council on Learning, the stated objectives of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Catalogs, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Terry – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
Terry Anderson is a professor and Canada Research chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada's Open University, where he teaches in the Masters of Distance Education program. In this article, Anderson begins his response to "A Review of E-Learning in Canada" by commenting that he believes Philip Abrami and his colleagues…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
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Zhang, Zuochen – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2004
As new technologies become less expensive, provide greater access to various forms of multimedia, and are integrated into all aspects of everyday life, online learning environments are becoming more prevalent. Online education, as experienced through course management systems, is being heralded as meeting the needs of students' lifestyles by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Management Systems
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Robillard, Chantal; Fossey, Myrtis E.; Barile, Maria – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
Two studies explored how well English and French speaking colleges and universities in Canada address availability and access to new computer and information technologies for individuals with disabilities. In Study 1, 156 professionals who provide disability-related supports on campus responded to structured interview questions. In Study 2, 40…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Students, Disabilities, Information Technology