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Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
The paper reports an action research study that investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs about service-learning in a Makerspace lab at an elementary school. As part of the service-learning project requirement in an Educational Technology course, the pre-service teachers were asked to work in an elementary school to provide service to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technology Integration, Service Learning
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DiPasquale, Joshua – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper is a reflection of my own individualistic participation in the EDUC 5001G: Principles of Learning (PoL) class wiki assignment. Specifically, I investigate the need for increased scaffolding strategies to facilitate direct collaboration among its participants. In order to do this, I first conducted a preliminary examination of the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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D'addato, Teresa; Miller, Libbi R. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
The objective of this action research project was to better understand the impact of flipped learning on fourth grade math students in a socioeconomically disadvantaged setting. A flipped instructional model was implemented with the group of students enrolled in the researcher's class. Data was collected in the form of classroom observations,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework, Technology Uses in Education
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Dunn, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
Many children struggle with writing. Idea generation, planning, organizing ideas, editing, and encoding a final text all have a part in a child's producing a publishable copy. Part of the challenge for these students is how working memory can be overloaded when initially planning and writing at the same time. To address this issue, the author…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Roush, Cora; Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to report a study that examined the impact of using Clickers technology on classroom instruction from both the students' and the teachers' perspectives. The students in this study came from six high school Spanish classes, and the teachers were from six different subject areas in the high school and two…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Graham, Robert D. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This exploratory action research investigation provided the opportunity for a collaborative examination of the pedagogy underlying the use of wireless clicker technology within an elementary school environment. It investigated the uncomfortable truths of their use and revealed some unanticipated benefits. Using a triangulated qualitative data…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Audience Response Systems
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Schaaf, Ryan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) activities were examined in comparison with effective, research-based learning strategies to observe any difference in student engagement and time-on task behavior. Experimental and control groups were randomly selected amongst the intermediate elementary school students ages 8 to 10 years old. Student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Control Groups, Elementary School Students