Recent Submissions

  • International DE opportunities in difficult economic times 

    Baggaley, Jon (2010-04-21)
    The world's current economic crisis is placing serious pressures on distance education. In October 2009, the situation was addressed at an International Summit on Distance Education, held in Beijing. The conference focused ...
  • Social Networking with Web 2.0: A Comparative Study of On-Campus and On-line Students 

    Frey, Barbara; Kearns, Lorna (2010-04-21)
    In this presentation Barbara Frey and Lorna Kearns summarize a study of back channel communication that took place at the University of Pittsburgh among on-campus and online learners enrolled in the Master of Library and ...
  • Implementing Digital Story Telling in a Computers in Education Course 

    McClinton, Jeton (2010-04-21)
    Assessment and the integration of advanced technologies are key themes for the 21st century educator. The electronic portfolio project was developed to explore the possibilities of using web-based technology to store ...
  • EduBlogs as Metaphor 

    Groulx, Glenn (2010-04-21)
    This presentation will discuss a number of recent case studies, contrast examples of private and public edublogs, and explore issues such as learner and instructor roles and responsibilities, learner choices, ethical ...
  • Adaptation of Online Courses for New Educational Contexts 

    Rossiter, Jamie (2010-03-16)
    One of the challenges in online learning is adaptation of material developed for one educational setting to be appropriate in another. Qualitative case-study research explored adaptation of online continuing education ...
  • Re-Thinking E-Learning Research 

    Friesen, Norman (2010-03-16)
    In education, novel practices, applications, and forms-- from bulletin boards to Webcasts, and from online educational games to open educational resources -- have been proliferating rapidly. However, research of these ...
  • Presence Pedagogy: Building Communities of Practice in Virtual Worlds 

    Cheney, Amy; Sanders, Robert; Tashner, John; Matzen, Nita; Bronack, Stephen (2010-03-16)
    As the use of 3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education expands, it is important to examine which pedagogical approaches are most likely to bring about success. AET Zone, a 3D immersive virtual world in use for more ...
  • Using Second Life to promote students’ engagement 

    Burkle, Martha (2010-03-16)
    This presentation will discuss the challenges and possibilities of using Second Life as a platform to learn ‘hands–on’ skills in a polytechnic environment, and the opportunities that this social software brings to a ...
  • 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 ...

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