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Chen, Yuan; Carliner, Saul; Martinez, Salvador Garcia; Davidson, Ann-Louise – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
Because they are believed to be able to lower the costs of an education, e-books have been factored into the technology plans for community colleges and CEGEPs during the current decade. But adoption is a function of perceptions, which this study explored: (1) General perceptions of the CEGEP (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, a…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Community Colleges, Student Attitudes
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Wilson, Jay; Gobeil, Marc – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
This research project examined the impact on student engagement of a makerspace approach in an all-First Nations high school. First Nations learners have many factors limiting their success in the K-12 system such as lack of connection to the curriculum, limited cultural relevance of course content, and poor attendance. A common concern for those…
Descriptors: High School Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Lefebvre, Sonia; Samson, Ghislain; Gareau, Alexandre; Brouillette, Nancy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
The interactive whiteboard (IWB) is increasingly used for teaching and learning in the classroom. Nevertheless, the ways that teachers incorporate this tool within their teaching practices remain poorly understood. This paper examines elementary and high school teachers' self-reported practices with the IWB. The conceptual framework centers on…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Collin, Simon; Karsenti, Thierry; Ndimubandi, Alexis; Saffari, Hamid – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
The objective of this article was to better understand the relationship between students' age and socioeconomic level, and its influence on students' digital uses. We conducted a quantitative study of 401 elementary and high school students in Quebec. Four independent variables were initially selected: two related to age (actual age and education…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Herro, Danielle C. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
This case uses a worked or "working example" model (Gee, 2010), documenting the implementation of a novel game design curriculum in the United States. Created by an Instructional Technology Administrator (ITA) and two classroom teachers, it was subsequently offered to high school students. With an aim of providing in-depth understanding…
Descriptors: Games, Design, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum
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Mazur, Amber D.; Brown, Barbara; Jacobsen, Michele – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
The flipped classroom is an instructional model that leverages technology-enhanced instruction outside of class time in order to maximize student engagement and learning during class time. As part of an action research study, the authors synthesize reflections about how the flipped classroom model can support teaching, learning and assessment…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Siko, Jason Paul – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Researchers have examined the use of homemade PowerPoint games as an instructional technique to improve learning outcomes. However, test data have shown no significant difference in performance between high school chemistry students who created games and students who did not (Siko, Barbour, & Toker, 2011). One of the justifications for the use…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Control Groups, Taxonomy, Expertise
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Wilson, Jay R. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Educational Technology and Design 879 is a graduate course that introduces students to the basics of video design and production. In an attempt to improve the learning experience for students a redesign of the course was implemented for the summer of 2011 that incorporated an authentic design studio model. The design studio approach is based on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Video Technology, Learning Experience
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Daniels, Jason Scott; Jacobsen, Michele; Varnhagen, Stanley; Friesen, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The purpose of the Technology and High School Success (THSS) initiative was to encourage innovative strategies focused on improving provincial high school completion rates, using technology and student-centered learning to engage student interest. The primary purpose of this paper is to report on barriers that impede systemic, effective and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, High Schools
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Pellerin, Martine; Montes, Carlos Soler – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
The study explores the effectiveness of the implementation of blended teaching (BT) by combining the Spanish online resource "Aula Virtual de Espanol" (AVE) with the face-to-face (F2F) delivery approach in second language Spanish programs in two high schools in Alberta, Canada. Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Philpott, David; Sharpe, Dennis; Neville, Rose – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This paper outlines the findings of a study that explores perspectives of e-learning for aboriginal students in five coastal communities in Labrador, Canada. The rural nature of many communities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, coupled with a dramatically declining enrollment, has resulted in expanding use of e-learning as a means to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Indigenous Populations, Declining Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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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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Nippard, Eric; Murphy, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
The purpose of the study reported on in this paper was to explore how teachers and students manifest social presence in the web-based synchronous secondary classroom (WBSSC). Data were collected using structured and unstructured observations of twelve online recordings of web-based synchronous classes in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries, Observation
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education
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Gunn, Holly; Hepburn, Gary – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
This paper reports the findings of a study undertaken in four Nova Scotia public schools of twelfth grade students' information seeking strategies when they use the Internet as an information source. Various Nova Scotia Department of Education curriculum documents hold high expectations of students' information seeking strategies when using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Grade 12, Information Seeking