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Kay, Robin H.; Knaack, Liesel – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
The current study offers a formative analysis of the impact of learning objects in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Five reliable and valid measures of effectiveness were used to examine the impact of learning objects from the perspective of 262 students and 8 teachers (14 classrooms) in science or mathematics. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Middle School Students
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Turcotte, Sandrine; Hamel, Christine – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
Remote Networked Schools (RNS) is an initiative by the Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS) to investigate solutions that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can offer for the preservation of small rural schools in Quebec, Canada. The implementation of RNS mobilized then--as it still does now--the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Small Schools, Rural Schools
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Zhang, Zuochen; Martinovic, Dragana – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
An exploratory case study was designed to obtain pre­service teachers' expectations of and attitudes toward the learning and integrating of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into their teaching and learning. Given the diverse demographic backgrounds and social conditions of the teacher candidates, such as age, gender, English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Hiradhar, Preet; Gray, Jeremy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
Social digital networking is a facet of living that recognizes no national borders or social boundaries and has become a way of life. This paper investigates the social networking habits of students at Lingnan University and considers how these habits can be channelled for academic purposes by introducing an ePortfolio system into their language…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Li, Lan; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Srinivasan, Sribhagyam – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
Peer assessment is an instructional strategy in which students evaluate each other's performance for the purpose of improving learning. Despite its accepted use in higher education, researchers and educators have reported concerns such as students' time on task, the impact of peer pressure on the accuracy of marking, and students' lack of ability…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne; Pillay, Vanitha; Aslan, Ofra; Bures, Eva M.; Bentley, Caitlin – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
At the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, we have developed the Electronic Portfolio Encouraging Active Reflective Learning Software (ePEARL) to promote student self-regulation and enhance student core competencies. This paper summarizes the literature on electronic portfolios…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Foreign Countries
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van Wesel, Maarten; Prop, Anouk – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
Electronic portfolios offer many advantages to their paper-based counterparts, including, but not limited to working on ICT skills, adding multimedia and easier sharing of the portfolio. Previous research showed that the quality of a portfolio does not depend on the medium used. In this article the perceived support for self-reflection of an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Comparative Analysis
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Gur, Bekir S.; Wiley, David A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
Objectification refers to the way in which everything (including human beings) is treated as an object, raw material, or resource to be manipulated and used. In this article, objectification refers to the way that education is often reduced to the packaging and delivery of information. A critique of objectification in instructional technology is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Concept Formation, Instructional Design, Commercialization
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Kinash, Shelley – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This paper describes interpretive empirical research with five teachers who: a) articulate their pedagogy as defined by an inquiry-based stance, b) use digital technologies within their teaching, and c) engaged in online and/or face-to-face professional development with the Galileo Educational Network (GENA). Four questions guided the inquiry:…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Becker, Katrin – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
The process of instructional design has parallels in other design disciplines. Software design is one that has experienced intense attention in the last 30 or so years, and many lessons learned there can be applied to ID. Using software design as a springboard, this concept paper seeks to propose a new approach to ID. It suggests that…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Computer Software, Problem Solving, Models
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Reiss, David – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This paper summarizes research conducted on three computer based video models' effectiveness for learning based on memory and comprehension. In this quantitative study, a two-minute video presentation was created and played back in three different types of media players, for a sample of eighty-seven college freshman. The three players evaluated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Kopp, Gail; Crichton, Susan – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This research explores the idea of embedding and linking to existing content in learning object repositories and investigates teacher-designer use of learning objects within one high school mathematics course in an online school. This qualitative case study supports and extends the learning object literature, and brings forward context-specific…
Descriptors: Resource Units, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Magliaro, Jelena; Ezeife, Anthony N. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
For Canada to compete effectively in the digital world, beginning teachers need to play an important role in integrating computer technology into the curriculum. Equipment and connectivity do not guarantee successful or productive use of computers in the classroom, but the combination of the teaching style and technology use has the potential to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Readiness, Technology Integration
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Apedoe, Xornam S. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This paper reports the findings of a qualitative research study designed to investigate the opportunities and obstacles presented by a digital library for supporting teaching and learning in an inquiry-based undergraduate geology course. Data for this study included classroom observations and field-notes of classroom practices, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Use Studies, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Bernard, Robert M.; Bethel, Edward Clement; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This study examines the achievement outcomes accompanying the implementation of a Grade 3 laptop or so-­called "ubiquitous computing" program in a Quebec school district. CAT­3 reading, language, and mathematics batteries were administered at the end of Grade 2 and again at the end of Grade 3, after the first year of computer…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 3
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