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Gan, Yongcheng; Scardamalia, Marlene; Hong, Huang-Yao; Zhang, Jianwei – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
This study examined growth in graphical literacy for students contributing to an online, multimedia, communal environment as they advanced their understanding of biology, history and optics. Their science and history studies started early in Grade 3 and continued to the end of Grade 4; students did not receive instruction in graphics production,…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Biology, History, Optics
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Lax, Leila; Scardamalia, Marlene; Watt-Watson, Judy; Hunter, Judith; Bereiter, Carl – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
This paper examines theoretical, pedagogical, and technological differences between two technologies that have been used in undergraduate interprofessional health sciences at the University of Toronto. One, a learning management system, WebCT 2.0, supports online coursework. The other, a Knowledge Building environment, Knowledge Forum 2.0,…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Undergraduate Students, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Uses in Education
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Kay, Robin – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
A comprehensive, formal comparison of resources used to learn computer software has yet to be researched. Understanding the relative strengths and weakness of resources would provide useful guidance to teachers and students. The purpose of the current study was to explore the effectiveness of seven key resources: human assistance, the manual, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Computer Software, Resources