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Crichton, Susan; Kopp, Gail – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
This paper presents findings from a two-­year pilot project into the use of ePortfolios as a tool for assessment in a two year, field-­oriented, inquiry-­based teacher preparation program. Participants consisted of five cohorts of pre­service student teachers and five instructors; interviews, focus groups, artifacts, and project meetings provided…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Periodicals, Teacher Education Programs, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Kopp, Gail; Crichton, Susan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This research explores the idea of embedding and linking to existing content in learning object repositories and investigates teacher-designer use of learning objects within one high school mathematics course in an online school. This qualitative case study supports and extends the learning object literature, and brings forward context-specific…
Descriptors: Resource Units, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Smits, Hans; Wang, HsingChi; Towers, Jo; Crichton, Susan; Field, Jim; Tarr, Pat – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2005
This paper describes the first stages of a project focusing on the use of preservice-­teacher-­generated e-­Portfolios as a means of documenting and assessing inquiry-­based teaching and learning. The project is designed to explore ways in which preservice teacher-created e-­Portfolios can be used to (1) document how inquiry lives in practice, and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Inquiry
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Kinash, Shelley; Crichton, Susan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
There is an emerging body of published research inquiring into distance education, yet the student experience is under-­represented. Berge and Mrozowski (2001) examined ten years (1990­-99) of dissertations and journal articles from four distance education journals. They reported that of 1,419 publications, 890 depicted research studies. They…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Content Analysis
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Crichton, Susan; Kinash, Shelley – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
Recognizing the power of the Internet to connect people, regardless of place or time, we explore the notion of a virtual form of ethnography, suggesting online, textual interactive interviews are worthy of research consideration. This paper reports on three research projects, drawing examples from almost ten years in the evolution of Internet…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews, Research Methodology