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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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Hamel, Christine; Allaire, Stephane; Turcotte, Sandrine – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This article describes the just-in-time online professional development offered to teachers in the Remote Networked Schools (RNS), a systemic initiative funded by the Quebec Ministry of Education (Canada), which aims at enriching the learning environment of small rural schools with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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Chung, Siyoung – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is the preferred choice among resources used by college students to meet their research needs. However, Wikipedia has been criticized for its low information quality, lack of accountability, inconsistency, and vulnerability to vandalism. Despite the warnings and concerns voiced by academia, online learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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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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Philip, Donald – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the progress of a class of third- and fourth-year undergraduate science students as they attempted to create a knowledge building community in a blended or hybrid science education class. The research sought to examine this process through analyses of the frequency of their note postings and responses, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Network Analysis, Social Networks, Content Analysis
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Pellerin, Martine; Montes, Carlos Soler – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
The study explores the effectiveness of the implementation of blended teaching (BT) by combining the Spanish online resource "Aula Virtual de Espanol" (AVE) with the face-to-face (F2F) delivery approach in second language Spanish programs in two high schools in Alberta, Canada. Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Carter, Lorraine; Salyers, Vincent; Page, Aroha; Williams, Lynda; Albl, Liz; Hofsink, Clarence – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This paper describes a faculty development model called the highly relevant mentoring (HRM) model; the model includes a framework as well as some practical strategies for meeting the professional development needs of faculty who teach web-based courses. The paper further emphasizes the need for faculty and administrative buy-in for HRM and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
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Hogan, Neil; Varnhagen, Connie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Undergraduates use a wide range of information resources for academic and nonacademic purposes, including web sites that range from credible, peer reviewed, online journal sites, to biased and inaccurate promotional web sites. Students are taught basic critical appraisal skills, but do they apply these skills to make decisions about information in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Credibility
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Gabriel, Martha A.; Campbell, Barbara; Wiebe, Sean; MacDonald, Ronald J.; McAuley, Alexander – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
A growing literature suggests that there is a disjuncture between the instructional practices of the education system and the student body it is expected to serve, particularly with respect to the roles of digital technologies. Based on surveys and focus group interviews of first-year students at a primarily undergraduate Canadian university and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects
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Poitras, Eric; Trevors, Gregory – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Planning, conducting, and reporting leading-edge research requires professionals who are capable of highly skilled reading. This study reports the development of an empirically informed computer-based learning environment designed to foster the acquisition of reading comprehension strategies that mediate expertise in the social sciences. Empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Reading Comprehension, Design Requirements
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de Boer, Catherine; Campbell, Sandra Loucks; Hovey, Angela – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
The debates surrounding the effectiveness of teaching social work online highlight the challenges of adequately preparing students for face-to-face practice by way of web-based technologies. The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, to briefly describe how a particular School of Social Work when designing its part-time undergraduate degree…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Video Technology, Instructional Design
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Macdonald, Iain; Chiu, Jason – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
A qualitative research project was conducted to test the viability of augmenting an e-learning program for workplace learners using mobile content delivered through smart phones. Ten learners taking a six week web-based e-learning course were given smart phones which enabled them to access approximately 70% of the course content, in addition to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Qualitative Research, Distance Education
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Moore-Hayes, Coleen – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
Recent inquiry has identified the establishment of positive self-efficacy beliefs as an important component in the overall process of successfully preparing new teachers for the classroom. Similarly, in-service teachers who reported high levels of efficacy for teaching confirmed feeling confident in their ability to design and implement enriching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Borokhovski, Eugene; Bernard, Robert M.; Mills, Erin; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne; Tamim, Rana; Bethel, Edward; Lowerison, Gretchen; Pickup, David; Surkes, Michael A. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2011
This systematic review builds upon the work of Abrami et al. (2006) and McGreal and Anderson (2007). It seeks to provide a synthesis and discussion of publicly available government policy documents with regard to e-learning in Canada. In total, 138 policy documents from Canadian provinces and territories and several federal agencies, dated from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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