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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2014
Task based learning (TBL) continues to evolve as information and communication technology (ICT) inspired tools and teaching approaches afford the possibilities of transforming students' learning experiences by heightening their motivation and sense of autonomy, and in turn, their vocabulary development. To capture this synergy, teachers will need…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Information Technology, Task Analysis, Second Language 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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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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Hamilton, Edward C.; Friesen, Norm – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This paper argues that research into the pedagogical value and potential of new technologies is limited by the implicit philosophical perspectives on technology that such research adopts. These perspectives either imbue technologies with inalienable qualities (essentialism) or posit technology as a neutral means for realizing goals defined by…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Computer Attitudes
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Tannis, Derek – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Information and communications technology (ICT) is integrated throughout a student's lived experience in their post-secondary learning environment. In order for students with limited or no background with ICT to achieve their academic goals, a central part of their adaptation involves an intensive period of ICT help seeking. Using anecdotes from…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Help Seeking, Information Technology, Helping Relationship
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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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Friesen, Norm – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This position paper introduces the relatively new field of learning analytics, first by considering the relevant meanings of both "learning" and "analytics," and then by looking at two main levels at which learning analytics can be or has been implemented in educational organizations. Although integrated turnkey systems or…
Descriptors: Learning, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Computer Uses in Education
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Dietze, Beverlie; Kashin, Diane – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Using technology with children in play-based early learning programs creates questions for some within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) community. This paper presents how two faculty who teach in ECE-related degree programs integrated educational technology into their teaching pedagogy as a way to model to their students how it can be used to…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Mang, Colin F.; Wardley, Leslie J. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This paper assesses students' attitudes towards using tablets, such as the Apple iPad, in university classes. Tablets are found to be a substitute for laptop computers. Students initially expressed a great deal of optimism regarding the technology, and, although their views diminished slightly as they gained experience with using a tablet,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Erichsen, Elizabeth Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in perceived student satisfaction in blended and online learning environments based on personality type. A total of 72 graduate students enrolled in blended and online courses at two research universities in the United States completed an abbreviated online version of the Myers-Briggs Type…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Personality, Graduate Students
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Siko, Jason Paul – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Researchers have examined the use of homemade PowerPoint games as an instructional technique to improve learning outcomes. However, test data have shown no significant difference in performance between high school chemistry students who created games and students who did not (Siko, Barbour, & Toker, 2011). One of the justifications for the use…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Control Groups, Taxonomy, Expertise
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Wilson, Jay R. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Educational Technology and Design 879 is a graduate course that introduces students to the basics of video design and production. In an attempt to improve the learning experience for students a redesign of the course was implemented for the summer of 2011 that incorporated an authentic design studio model. The design studio approach is based on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Video Technology, Learning Experience
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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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Jubien, Peggy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
The smartphone is a recent technological addition to post-secondary education and it has both educational and non-educational applications. This study examines the educational use of smartphones using principles from actor-network theory (ANT). The purpose of the investigation was to learn about the multiple entanglements of students, teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Research Design, Postsecondary Education
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