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Markers for Navigating the New Waters of Post-Secondary Education
Alberta’s post-secondary system is constantly changing, and students have more choice than ever before in choosing a post-secondary program. They also have increasing options for where their studies and previous experience ...
Evaluating the Relative Efficiencies and Effectiveness of the Call Centre and Tutor Models of Learner Support at Athabasca University
Athabasca University is Canada’s largest distance-based, open university. Its undergraduate courses are offered mostly by individualized learning. Students can register in courses at the start of any month. They can proceed ...
This paper presents findings of an experiment conducted with female college students to assess the effects of TV commercials and movie entertainment segments that feature stereotypical ( pro-thin) and realistic-looking ...
Creating a Culture of Community in Online Courses
Purpose - The topic of this paper is the facilitation of a culture of community in online courses using selected interactive teaching strategies such as photovoice, conceptual quilting, and online point-counterpoint debates. ...
Innovation Through Convention? Building Consensus for RPL Practice in Canadian Universities
Dramatic changes in the last several years, marked by the advent of a globalized economy and attendant technological innovations, have thrust us from industrial to conceptual thinking, engendering an era of instant ...
A Canandian E-lection 2008? Online Media and Political Competition
This paper examines the use and impact of internet submedia on the 2008 Canadian federal election. Based on content analysis of party and candidate use of different internet submedia during the campaign, combined with ...
Innovative Uses of Co-operative Housing Assets
As housing co-operatives start to reach the point where they are retiring their mortgages, questions arise as to whether and how those assets might be leveraged to further support the needs of the affordable and co-operative ...
“Implement and Deploy Mobile Learning in Open Universities-The Many Promises and Challenges Ahead,” presented at the E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education Conference, November 17-21, 2008, Las Vegas, NV
Learn anywhere at anytime! This was once a dream but now the advancement of technology in computing and communication is making it a reality. In this paper, we are going to present frameworks for the implementation and ...
“Minimizing Attrition: Strategies for Assisting Students who are Considering Withdrawal”
This presentation focuses on strategies to assist online graduate students who are considering withdrawing from their programs of study. It is based on research on factors influencing students’ decisions to withdraw (Perry ...
BALTA Mapping Workplan - 2008-2009
This document summarizes the annual research plans of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance with respect to its mapping program to survey and document social economy organizations in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.