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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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Thiessen, Janice – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
Distance learners determine the time and place for their studies--those engaged in self-paced study may also choose the rate at which they proceed through their courses. However, it is difficult to incorporate purposeful learner-learner interaction into self-paced study. A multiple-case study included three open universities with in-house design…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies
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Li, Shuang; Tang, Qi; Zhang, Yanxia – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
cMOOCs, which are based on connectivist learning theory, bring challenges for learners as well as opportunities for self-inquiry. Previous studies have shown that learners in cMOOCs may have difficulties learning, but these studies do not provide any in-depth, empirical explorations of student difficulties or support strategies. This paper…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Online Courses, Content Analysis
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Neustifter, Ruth; Kukkonen, Tuuli; Coulter, Claire; Landry, Samantha – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
Backchannel technology can be used to allow students in large lecture courses to communicate with each other and the instructor during the delivery of lecture content and class discussions. It can also be utilized by instructors to capture, summarize, and integrate student questions, ideas, and needs into course content both immediately and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gallardo-Echenique, Eliana; Bullen, Mark; Marqués-Molías, Luis – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
This paper reports on research into the study habits of-university students, their use digital technologies and how they communicate with each other and their professors. We conclude that most students feel comfortable with digital technologies and that they use social media for connecting and interacting with friends rather than for academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Interpersonal Communication, Study Habits
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Riley, Jacqueline – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
This study seeks to explore the cognitive processes involved as bilinguals wrote English and Spanish Facebook status updates. Three phases of data collection were employed: individual interviews, examination of participants' Facebook status updates and a group interview. The findings suggested that regardless of the language in which participants…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Social Networks, Cognitive Processes, Writing Processes
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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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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
Today's language classroom is undergoing an irreversible hyperbole and one of the most powerful drivers of this transformation is ICT. Digital classroom not only exposes the learners to grammatical language of linguistics, but rather the everyday life of the language in use (Thurlow & Mroczek, 2011). The aim of this study was to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Kay, Robin Holding; Lauricella, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits and challenges using laptop computers (hereafter referred to as laptops) inside and outside higher education classrooms. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 156 university students (54 males, 102 females) enrolled in either education or communication studies. Benefits of…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Higher Education, College Students, Computer Software
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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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Schwier, Richard A.; Seaton, J. X. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Does learner participation vary depending on the learning context? Are there characteristic features of participation evident in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments? Six online learning environments were chosen as epitomes of formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts and compared. Transcripts of online…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Twelve special education teachers and teacher assistants who have instructional experience using iPads with children with special needs completed a survey that queried their practices and perceptions. In general, teachers and assistants were extremely positive about the value of iPads for children with special needs, particularly for children with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Aides
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Ilieva, Vessela; Erguner-Tekinalp, Bengu – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This study examined the applications of computer-mediated student collaboration in a graduate multicultural counseling course. The course work included a reflective cultural competency building assignment that utilized online communication and collaboration using a wiki to extend and improve students' multicultural counseling and social justice…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Counseling, Cooperation, Data Analysis
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Bowen, G. Michael; Farmer, Robert; Arsenault, Nicole – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This paper theorizes issues involved with conflicts between participation in on-line settings and real-world social commitments, such as has recently happened in schools with students using public discussion forums for classes. We problematize how real-world social commitments negatively affect participation in online learning environments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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