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    • Can Mobile Learning Enhance Nursing Practice Education? 

      Kenny, Richard F.; Park, Caroline L. (2010-03-15)
      The changing context of health care delivery presents challenges for the teaching and learning of nursing students. There is a need to test the utility of new strategies and tools to supervise students' practice at the ...
    • A Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada 

      Barbour, Michael K. (2010-03-15)
      In this session, Dr. Michael Barbour and Robin Stewart will discuss the state of K-12 online learning in Canada based upon an abbreviated study. The presenter will provide a province by province, territory by territory ...
    • WikiEducator: A return to the traditions of the academy? 

      Mackintosh, Wayne (2008-10-22)
      The Open Education Resource (OER) movement shows considerable potential to reduce cost, improve quality and widen access to educational opportunities. Facilitated by the power of social software in a connected world as ...
    • Adoption of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education 

      Parchoma, Gale (2008-09-03)
      This presentation is based on Dr. Parchoma’s recently published (May 2008) book, Adoption of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education. The presentation reports the findings of a study of the influences of organizational ...
    • Emotion, Learning and the Online Learning Environment 

      Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Akyol, Zehra (2008-06-20)
      In spite of evidence that more and more students are engaging in online learning experiences (Alan & Seaman, 2006), clarity about the transition to a new learning environment is still at arm’s length (Cleveland-Innes, ...
    • The Effective Use of Synchronous Classes within an Online Graduate Program: Building upon an Interdependent System 

      Groen, Janet; Tworek, Janet; Soos-Gonczol, Maria (2008-06-06)
      In this presentation, Janet Groen, Janet Tworek, and Maria Soos-Gonczol will discuss the implementation of effective synchronous voice communication sessions within a graduate level university program in education from the ...
    • Assessing the Quality of K-12 Online Content: A sample assessment rubric 

      Jongedijk, Lara (2008-05-30)
      What factors create an effective online course from a “content” point of view? This session will highlight the assessment criteria and the review process that was used to review the content of K-12 online learning tools ...
    • Tools for Analysis of Research Data Collected from Wikis and Blogs 

      Bhattacharya, Madhumita (2008-04-26)
      In recent years we have seen an increase in the number of social software, such as wikis and blogs, and their use. However, research communities who wished to experiment with social software as tools for data collection ...
    • The Personal Research Portal: The Virtual Faculty or the Net behind the Classroom 

      Peña-López, Ismael (2008-04-11)
      In this presentation, Ismael Peña-López expands on his previous research into personal research portals to propose ways in which educators may use web 2.0 tools to build themselves a place on the net - a personal research ...
    • Online Teaching in International Contexts: Towards a Sociocultural Perspective of Teaching Presence 

      Morgan, Tannis (2008-03-29)
      In this presentation, Tannis Morgan shares her doctoral research that looks at cases of teaching presence in international online distance courses. Cultural historical activity theory (Engestrom, 1999, 2001) is adopted as ...
    • The Use of Whiteboards in Synchronous Online Drop-In Tutorials in Distance Delivered Courses 

      Shaw, Lawton (2008-03-14)
      Online whiteboard technology has seen limited application in the practice of distance education. This technology is particularly suited to disciplines that are communicated and taught visually and symbolically, which ...
    • Problems and Little Victories in Transcript Analysis 

      Fahy, Patrick J. (2008-03-01)
      While computer-mediated communications (CMC) is increasingly common in online teaching, research intended to show how CMC works, and what makes it effective, has been plagued by some persistent problems. These include ...
    • Community of Inquiry Framework: Validation and Instrument Development 

      Arbaugh, Ben; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Diaz, Sebastian; Garrison, D. Randy; Ice, Phil; Richardson, Jennifer; Shea, Peter; Swan, Karen (2008-02-29)
      Since its publication in The Internet and Higher Education, Garrison, Anderson, and Archer’s (2000) Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has generated substantial interest among online learning researchers. This presentation ...
    • Designing the Undesignable: Social Software and Control 

      Dron, Jon (2008-02-28)
      In this presentation, Dr. Jon Dron will discuss his recently published article, “Designing the undesignable: Social Software and Control”. In this article, Dr Dron states that social software, such as blogs, wikis, tagging ...
    • Problem Based Learning in Distance Education: A Case Study 

      Halonen, Deana (2008-02-28)
      Using Problem Based Learning (PBL) as teaching model is a growing phenomenon, as is using PBL in Distance Education and in social work. This study used Problem Based Learning in social work courses that were offered through ...
    • Ontologies for Effective Use of Context in e-Learning Settings 

      Gasevic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Jelena; Knight, Colin; Richards, Griff (2008-02-28)
      This presentation will focus on an ontology-based framework aimed at explicit representation of context-specific metadata derived from the actual usage of learning objects and learning designs. The core part of the proposed ...
    • Using 3D Virtual Worlds: Engaging Learners and Providing Social Support 

      Annand, David; Schwede, Gunnar; Heller, Bob; Husch, Gabriela; Elliott, Colin (2008-02-15)
      Demonstrating how an avatar-based 3-D learning environment can more fully engage learners in their online educational experience, the volunteer team of developers from Athabasca University will showcase a prototype of a ...

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