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DiPasquale, Joshua; Hunter, William J. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2018
Enhancing critical thinking is a common goal of higher education. Designing and facilitating learning environments in which critical thinking may develop is a key responsibility for instructors. In this paper, we seek to inform future research and practice by investigating instructional strategies that could be used to promote critical and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Farmer, Heather M.; Ramsdale, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
The goals of this study are to identify key competency areas that lead to success in online instruction and to develop a framework that supports professional development and self-assessment. To identify the key competency areas, skills and behaviours presented within current literature were analyzed. Secondly, gaps were identified and levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Online Courses, Teacher Competency Testing, Benchmarking
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Befus, Madelaine – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
This paper will provide a methodology and progress report from a multivocal thematic synthesis being conducted on an extensive, diverse body of empirical studies. The study data includes a corpus of peer-reviewed empirical literature sharing a common reference published in English between 2000 and 2014. In this study, data to be synthesized share…
Descriptors: Methods, Grounded Theory, Research Projects, Teaching Methods
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Hsu, Yu-Chang; Ching, Yu-Hui – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
Mobile learning has become increasingly popular in the past decade due to the unprecedented technological affordances achieved through the advancement of mobile computing, which makes ubiquitous and situated learning possible. At the same time, there have been research and implementation projects whose efforts centered on developing mobile…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Classification, Models
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Lakhana, Arun – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
This position paper explores the ambiguity of technology, toward refined understanding of Educational Technology. The purpose of education is described by John Dewey as growing, or habitual learning. Two philosophical conceptions of technology are reviewed. Dewey positions inquiry as a technology that creates knowledge. Val Dusek offers a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Definitions, Literature Reviews, Case Studies
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Smith, Erika E. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
More than a decade after Prensky's influential articulation of digital natives and immigrants, disagreement exists around these characterizations of students and the impact of such notions within higher education. Perceptions of today's undergraduate learners as tech-savvy "digital natives" (Prensky, 2001a), who both want and need the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Hutchinson, Jill – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
The emerging trend of social software technology can address many different second language (L2) learner needs through authentic social interaction and a variety of scaffolding processes. Social software connects education with real-life learning and interests, and engages and motivates students. It can facilitate learning environments that are…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Computer Software
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McAnany, Debbie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
With the shift in numbers between Canadian-born students in the university classroom and the increased number of international students, it is a primary concern for instructors and instructional designers to know and understand learner characteristics in order to create effective instructional messages and materials. Recognizing how culture might…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Cultural Pluralism, Learning Experience, Educational Experience
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Abrami, Philip C.; Bernard, Robert M.; Wade, Anne; Schmid, Richard F.; Borokhovski, Eugene; Tamim, Rana; Surkes, Michael; Lowerison, Gretchen; Zhang, Dai; Nicolaidou, Iolie; Newman, Sherry; Wozney, Lori; Peretiatkowicz, Anna – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
This review provides a rough sketch of the evidence, gaps and promising directions in e-learning from 2000 onwards, with a particular focus on Canada. The authors searched a wide range of sources and document types to ensure that we represented, comprehensively, the arguments surrounding e-learning. Overall, there were 2,042 entries in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Evidence, Barriers
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Kenny, Richard F.; Zhang, Zuochen; Schwier, Richard A.; Campbell, Katy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2005
The purpose of this literature review was to determine what evidence there is that instructional designers apply ID Models, as well as to establish what other activities and processes they might use in their professional activities. Only ten articles were located that directly pertained to this topic: seven reporting on empirical research and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Systems, Literature Reviews, Models
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Boudourides, Moses A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
The purpose of this paper is to present a brief review of the various streams of constructivism in studies of education, society, science and technology. It is intended to present a number of answers to the question (what really is constructivism?) in the context of various disciplines from the humanities and the sciences (both natural and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Definitions, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Science Research
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Deaudelin, Colette; Dussault, Marc; Brodeur, Monique – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
Prevailing research influenced by cognitive psychology has dealt mainly with the cognitive aspects of the human-¬≠computer interaction (HCI). The advent of computers in schools should prompt educational researchers to scrutinize the affective and social aspects of student-¬≠computer interactions since they play an important role in learning. A…
Descriptors: Man Machine Systems, Literature Reviews, Interaction, Trust (Psychology)
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Daniel, Ben; Schwier, Richard A.; McCalla, Gordon – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2003
Social capital has recently emerged as an important interdisciplinary research area. It is frequently used as a framework for understanding various social issues in temporal communities, neighbourhoods and groups. In particular, researchers in the social sciences and the humanities have used social capital to understand trust, shared…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Interdisciplinary Approach, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice