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Wilson, Jay; Gobeil, Marc – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
This research project examined the impact on student engagement of a makerspace approach in an all-First Nations high school. First Nations learners have many factors limiting their success in the K-12 system such as lack of connection to the curriculum, limited cultural relevance of course content, and poor attendance. A common concern for those…
Descriptors: High School Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Berry, Stuart C. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
This paper summarizes a multi-year research project that examines the use and value of visible and persistent artefacts within an online learning environment. This study is framed within elements of a business management theory. Changes to an online learning environment are documented as well as an examination of the impact of these changes on the…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment
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Snow, Kathy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
Sustainable pre-service teacher education is needed to encourage academic success for under-represented populations, through both culturally responsive and alternative programming options (Carr-Stewart, Balzer, & Cottrell, 2013). In 2013, the Western Canadian University that served as the basis for this case study, implemented a blended…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Multicultural Education
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Sisco, Ashley; Woodcock, Stuart; Eady, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
This article reports on the findings of phase two of a larger study, which examines pre-service teacher experiences engaging with a synchronous (live-time) platform as a part of their training. While phase one focused on pre-service experiences "e-learning" with this synchronous platform (Woodcock, Sisco, & Eady, 2015), phase two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Mirriahi, Negin; Vaid, Bhuvinder S.; Burns, David P. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
This paper reports on a subset of findings from a larger study investigating resistance from academic staff to the integration of technology with on-campus foreign language teaching at one North American higher education institution. The study revealed that the factors influencing technology adoption paralleled Davis' Technology Acceptance Model's…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, College Faculty
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Beauregard, Caroline; Rousseau, Cécile; Mustafa, Sally – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
Because they propose a form of modeling, videos have been recognised to be useful to transfer knowledge about practices requiring teachers to adopt a different role. This paper describes the results of a satisfaction survey with 98 teachers, school administrators and professionals regarding their appreciation of training videos showing teacher-led…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Satisfaction
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Beach, Pamela; Willows, Dale – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
This qualitative study examined an innovative methodology, combining screen capture technology and a retrospective think aloud, for exploring the use of Internet-based resources by elementary teachers. Pre-service and in-service teachers explored "The Balanced Literacy Diet," a free, interactive, and evidenced-informed professional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web Sites, Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Learning
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Newhouse, C. Paul; Tarricone, Pina – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
High-stakes external assessment for practical courses is fraught with problems impacting on the manageability, validity and reliability of scoring. Alternative approaches to assessment using digital technologies have the potential to address these problems. This paper describes a study that investigated the use of these technologies to create and…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scoring
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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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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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Lai, Alyssa; Savage, Philip – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The blended learning environment in university courses integrates teaching technologies in traditional (i.e. non-technological) learning contexts, most evidently through the adoption of a Learning Management System (LMS). Past studies on the use of LMSs have focused on the economic and technical challenges in LMS adoption (West et al., 2006;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Teacher Effectiveness, Blended Learning
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Allaire, Stéphane; Thériault, Pascale; Gagnon, Vincent; Lalancette, Evelyne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This study documents to what extent writing on a blog in a networked learning environment could influence the affective variables of elementary-school students' writing. The framework is grounded more specifically in theory of self-determination (Deci & Ryan, 1985), relationship to writing (Chartrand & Prince, 2009) and the transactional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Donna, Joel D.; Miller, Brant G. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Technology plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration within the scientific community. Cloud-computing applications, such as Google Drive, can be used to model such collaboration and support inquiry within the secondary science classroom. Little is known about pre-service teachers' beliefs related to the envisioned use of collaborative,…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Vaughan, Norman – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how digital technologies could be used to support a triad-approach for student assessment in higher education. This triad-approach consisted of self-reflection, peer feedback, and instructor assessment practices in a pre-service teacher education course at a Canadian university. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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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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