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Casanova, Diogo; Price, Linda – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2018
This paper addresses the issue of sustainability in online learning in higher education. It introduces and discusses a five-level framework for helping higher education institutions to make the transition from enterprise to sustainable policy and practice in online learning. In particular, it responds to evidence in the literature regarding the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Electronic Learning, Models, Higher Education
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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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Zhao, Hong – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
The importance of self-regulation in e-learning has been well noted in research. Relevant studies have shown a consistent positive correlation between learners' self-regulation and their success rate in e-learning. Increasing attention has been paid to developing learners' self-regulated abilities in e-learning. For students, what and how to learn…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Open Universities, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Portmess, Lisa – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Media representations of massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as those offered by Coursera, edX and Udacity reflect tension and ambiguity in their bold promise of democratized education and global knowledge sharing. An approach to MOOCs that emphasizes the tacit epistemology of such representations suggests a richer account of the ambiguities…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Epistemology, Language Usage
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Jahng, Namsook – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study is to test the validity and reliability of three collaboration indices ("quantity", "equality", "and shareness") proposed by Jahng et al. (2010). The present study repeated the quantitative assessment of Jahng et al., and performed a further qualitative analysis to identify possible factors…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Cooperation, Online Courses, Validity
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Kanuka, Heather; Smith, Erika E.; Kelland, Jennifer H. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
It has been suggested that when we know our philosophy of teaching and technology we then have the ability to articulate not only what we are doing as educational technologists, but what we want to achieve with the technologies, and why. And while most educational technologists would agree that knowing our philosophical orientations is important,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Philosophy, Ideology, Educational Practices
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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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Kay, Robin H.; Lauricella, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
Because of decreased prices, increased convenience, and wireless access, an increasing number of college and university students are using laptop computers in their classrooms. This recent trend has forced instructors to address the educational consequences of using these mobile devices. The purpose of the current study was to analyze and assess…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Higher Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Foti, Sebastian; Ring, Gail L. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
During the past two decades, educational institutions around the world began formalizing the process of collecting student work as a means of showcasing student accomplishments and ultimately providing students a forum for reflecting on their accomplishments. In this article, the authors propose a redefinition of the electronic portfolio…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Evaluation
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Kelland, Jennifer H.; Kanuka, Heather – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
Building on the results of a prior study, the purpose of this qualitative study was to further explore where there is agreement on the effects of e-­learning technologies in higher education learning experiences. The results confirm that (1) there are many varied and polarized perspectives about e­learning, and each position should be carefully…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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van Oostveen, Roland; Muirhead, William – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This article describes instructor use of tablet computers for personal use, research activities and teaching practices within the Faculties of Science and Engineering at UOIT. The benefits of tablet use were evaluated on the basis of types of usage, personal and professional productivity and the "richness" of the overall computing…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Edmonds, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
Issues of copyright infringement are contentious for academia in the online environment. The educational community on campus must carefully consider how digital materials are used, created and disseminated online given that present laws that regulate these actions are not well developed. It can seem like anyone's guess on how to proceed in order…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Schwier, Richard A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
In this commentary, Richard Schwier draws observations of what he believes are key issues in e-learning that come directly out of "A Review of e-Learning in Canada." However, much of the commentary is consumed by topics that haven't yet generated the volume or type of research necessary to allow the kind of compressed scrutiny that this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Special Needs Students, Educational Research
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