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de Boer, Catherine; Campbell, Sandra Loucks; Hovey, Angela – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
The debates surrounding the effectiveness of teaching social work online highlight the challenges of adequately preparing students for face-to-face practice by way of web-based technologies. The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, to briefly describe how a particular School of Social Work when designing its part-time undergraduate degree…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Video Technology, Instructional Design
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Macdonald, Iain; Chiu, Jason – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
A qualitative research project was conducted to test the viability of augmenting an e-learning program for workplace learners using mobile content delivered through smart phones. Ten learners taking a six week web-based e-learning course were given smart phones which enabled them to access approximately 70% of the course content, in addition to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Qualitative Research, Distance Education
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Moore-Hayes, Coleen – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
Recent inquiry has identified the establishment of positive self-efficacy beliefs as an important component in the overall process of successfully preparing new teachers for the classroom. Similarly, in-service teachers who reported high levels of efficacy for teaching confirmed feeling confident in their ability to design and implement enriching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Borokhovski, Eugene; Bernard, Robert M.; Mills, Erin; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne; Tamim, Rana; Bethel, Edward; Lowerison, Gretchen; Pickup, David; Surkes, Michael A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
This systematic review builds upon the work of Abrami et al. (2006) and McGreal and Anderson (2007). It seeks to provide a synthesis and discussion of publicly available government policy documents with regard to e-learning in Canada. In total, 138 policy documents from Canadian provinces and territories and several federal agencies, dated from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Bravo, Vanessa J.; Young, Michael F. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
This study explored students' perceptions and behaviors of public wiki use during a collaborative Wikipedia assignment in a graduate technology and literacy education course. Results confirmed that the majority of students had an overall positive experience posting content on Wikipedia. Students learned how to use Wikipedia through collaborative…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Park, Caroline; Kier, Cheryl; Jugdev, Kam – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
This reflective case study was based on our independent use of the debate as an online instructional approach and our shared interest in teaching strategies. In an interdisciplinary manner, using narrative inquiry and action research, we melded our data sources and analyzed the findings, including our individual experiences with the technique. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kay, Robin H.; Lauricella, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
Because of decreased prices, increased convenience, and wireless access, an increasing number of college and university students are using laptop computers in their classrooms. This recent trend has forced instructors to address the educational consequences of using these mobile devices. The purpose of the current study was to analyze and assess…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Higher Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Bullen, Mark; Morgan, Tannis; Qayyum, Adnan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
Generation is often used to explain and rationalize the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education. However, a comprehensive review of the research and popular literature on the topic and an empirical study at one postsecondary institution in Canada suggest there are no meaningful generational differences in how…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Generational Differences
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Bereiter, Carl; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Can children genuinely create new knowledge, as opposed to merely carrying out activities that resemble those of mature scientists and innovators? The answer is yes, provided the comparison is not to works of genius but to standards that prevail in ordinary research communities. One important product of knowledge creation is concepts and tools…
Descriptors: Children, Knowledge Level, Concept Formation, Elementary School Students
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Scardamalia, Marlene; Bereiter, Carl – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Knowledge Building as a theoretical, pedagogical, and technological innovation focuses on the 21st century need to work creatively with knowledge. The team now advancing Knowledge Building spans multiple disciplines, sectors, and cultural contexts. Several teacher-researcher-government partnerships have formed to bring about the systemic changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Research and Development, Intentional Learning
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Moss, Joan; Beatty, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Three classrooms of Grade 4 students from different schools and diverse backgrounds collaborated in early algebra research to solve a series of linear and quadratic generalizing problems. Results revealed that high- and low-achieving students were able to solve problems of recognized difficulty. We discuss Knowledge Building principles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction
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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Online discourse from a class of 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) was analysed to assess advances in conceptual understanding and literacy. The students worked over a two-year period (Grades 3-4), during which they contributed notes to an online Knowledge Building environment--Knowledge Forum[R]. Contributions revealed that both boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Grade 3, Gender Differences
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Philip, Donald N. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
This paper describes use of social network analysis to examine student interaction patterns in a Grade 5/6 Knowledge Building class. The analysis included face-to-face interactions and interactions in the Knowledge Forum[R] Knowledge Building environment. It is argued that sociogram data are useful to reveal group processes; in sociological terms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Network Analysis, Group Dynamics, Grade 5
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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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Hong, Huang-Yao; Scardamalia, Marlene; Zhang, Jianwei – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
The Knowledge Society Network (KSN) "takes advantage of new knowledge media to maximize and democratize society's knowledge-creating capacity" (www.ikit.org/KSN). This article synthesizes the principles and designs of this network which were initiated over 15 years ago, and presents an exploratory study of interactions in the KSN over…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Network Analysis, Social Networks, Interaction
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