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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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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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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