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Jee, Min Jung – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
With its growing number of users, Second Life as one of the avatar-based 3D virtual worlds has received attention from educators and researchers in various fields to explore its pedagogical benefits. Given the increasing implementation of technologies broadly in much instruction, this study investigated how ESL students negotiated meanings in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Chau, Juliana; Lee, Alfred – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
The range and number of technologies currently available have yielded both opportunities and challenges for language educators. This study aims to review recent technology-enhanced language learning (TeLL) research, and to examine their potential relevance to EAP pedagogy, curricula, assessment and instruction. The results of this study show TeLL…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Whyte, Shona; Alexander, Julie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
Classroom foreign language teachers using technology in task-based language teaching (TBLT) may experience pedagogical regression during technological development (Fullan, 2001), and fail to transform pedagogy because tools like interactive whiteboards (IWBs) support traditional as well as newer approaches (Avvisati et al., 2013). IWB-supported…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Pellerin, Martine – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
This article examines how the use of mobile technologies (iPods and tablets) in language classrooms contributes to redesigning task-based approaches for young language learners. The article is based on a collaborative action research (CAR) project in Early French Immersion classrooms in the province of Alberta, Canada. The data collection included…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ciampa, Katia – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Beginning readers' motivation to read and the texts they choose to read impact on their literacy achievement and willingness to engage with reading activities in the primary years of schooling. This study investigated the eBook reading experiences of eight grade 1 students. Eight students were given ten 25-minute sessions with the software…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gabriel, Martha A.; Campbell, Barbara; Wiebe, Sean; MacDonald, Ronald J.; McAuley, Alexander – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
A growing literature suggests that there is a disjuncture between the instructional practices of the education system and the student body it is expected to serve, particularly with respect to the roles of digital technologies. Based on surveys and focus group interviews of first-year students at a primarily undergraduate Canadian university and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects
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Scardamalia, Marlene; Bereiter, Carl – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Knowledge Building as a theoretical, pedagogical, and technological innovation focuses on the 21st century need to work creatively with knowledge. The team now advancing Knowledge Building spans multiple disciplines, sectors, and cultural contexts. Several teacher-researcher-government partnerships have formed to bring about the systemic changes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Research and Development, Intentional Learning
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Moss, Joan; Beatty, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Three classrooms of Grade 4 students from different schools and diverse backgrounds collaborated in early algebra research to solve a series of linear and quadratic generalizing problems. Results revealed that high- and low-achieving students were able to solve problems of recognized difficulty. We discuss Knowledge Building principles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction
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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Online discourse from a class of 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) was analysed to assess advances in conceptual understanding and literacy. The students worked over a two-year period (Grades 3-4), during which they contributed notes to an online Knowledge Building environment--Knowledge Forum[R]. Contributions revealed that both boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Grade 3, Gender Differences
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Philip, Donald N. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
This paper describes use of social network analysis to examine student interaction patterns in a Grade 5/6 Knowledge Building class. The analysis included face-to-face interactions and interactions in the Knowledge Forum[R] Knowledge Building environment. It is argued that sociogram data are useful to reveal group processes; in sociological terms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Network Analysis, Group Dynamics, Grade 5
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Laferriere, Therese; Montane, Mireia; Gros, Begona; Alvarez, Isabel; Bernaus, Merce; Breuleux, Alain; Allaire, Stephane; Hamel, Christine; Lamon, Mary – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Knowledge Building is approached in this study from an organizational perspective, with a focus on the nature of school-university-government partnerships to support research-based educational innovation. The paper starts with an overview of what is known about effective partnerships and elaborates a conceptual framework for Knowledge Building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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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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McAuley, Alexander – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
The report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996), the Kelowna Accord announced in 2005 (five-billion dollars) followed by its demise in 2006, and the settlement in 2006 for Aboriginal survivors of residential schools (1.9 billion dollars), are but some of the recent high-profile indicators of the challenges to Canada in dealing with…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Eskimo Aleut Languages
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Niu, Hui; van Aalst, Jan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
Questions about the suitability of cognitively-oriented instructional approaches for students of different academic levels are frequently raised by teachers and researchers. This study examined student participation in knowledge-building discourse in two implementations of a short inquiry unit focusing on environmental problems. Participants in…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Grade 10, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Brett, Clare; Forrester, Bruce; Fujita, Nobuko – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This study looked at the instructional and assessment effects of using learning journals in three distance asynchronous computer conferencing courses (n = 18, n = 16, n = 17). The instructor used a design-research methodology: each iteration of the course involved modifications to how learning journals were used based on analyses of the responses…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Epistemology, Pretests Posttests
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