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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