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Vaughan, Norman; Cloutier, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this student-faculty partnership research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a blended four-year Bachelor of Education Elementary Program at a Canadian university using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) framework. Data was collected from the first graduating cohort of students from the B.Ed. program in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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Arpaci, Ibrahim – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The objective of this paper is to understand the impact of cultural differences on mobile learning adoption through identifying key adoption characteristics in Canada and Turkey, which have markedly different cultural backgrounds. A multi-group analysis was employed to test the hypothesised relationships based on the data collected by means of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Murphy, Elizabeth; Rodriguez-Manzanares, Maria A.; Barbour, Michael – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper presents the results of an inductive, interpretive analysis of the perspectives of 42 Canadian high school distance education (DE) teachers on asynchronous and synchronous online teaching. The paper includes a conceptual overview of the affordances and constraints of each form of teaching. Findings provided insight into the following…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Peruniak, Geoffrey S. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1984
Describes a study of the role of face-to-face teaching and learning in two distance education courses at Athabasca University. Concerned with effects of a seminar on adult learner success, the study addressed the questions of whether students will attend optional seminars, how distance learners perceive seminars, whether attendees perform better,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Bernard, Robert M. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1990
Describes a study of nursing students in a Canadian junior college that was conducted to test the effectiveness of presenting descriptive and instructive captions on illustrations in instructional materials. Comprehension and recall of the illustrations' content are examined, and treatments for the experimental and control groups are described.…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Captions, Comparative Analysis, Comprehension
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Cross, William K.; Murphy, Peter J. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1990
An experimental project at the University of Victoria (British Columbia) offered student teachers professional consultation by teleconferencing and conference calls as a way of improving the cost efficiency of the service. The project had only partial success, as the students preferred the personal aspects of face-to-face supervision over the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education