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Western Boreal Wetlands and Orchids
Wetlands are a dominant component of the western boreal region of Canada. They are comprised primarily of peatlands, wetlands with organic soils. Peatlands vary from acidic bogs to calcareous fens and offer a rich array ...
Student and Faculty Outcomes of Undergraduate Science Research Projects by Geographically Dispersed Students
(International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education, 2013-12)
Senior undergraduate research projects are important components of most undergraduate science degrees. The delivery of such projects in a distance education format is challenging. Athabasca University (AU) science project ...
Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education.
(Open Praxis, 2015)
In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research ...
On the Design of Social Media for Learning
(social sciences, 2014-08-08)
This paper presents two conceptual models that we have developed for understanding ways that social media can support learning. One model relates to the “social” aspect of social media, describing the different ways that ...
The Distant Crowd: Transactional Distance And New Social Media Literacies.
(International Journal of Learning and Media, 2014)
Sociality is not just a cultural phenomenon but is embedded in our genes as eusocial creatures (E. O.Wilson 2012). Learning is an innately social activity, and the processes of teaching, the passing of knowledge from one ...
Agoraphobia and the modern learner.
(Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014-03)
Read/write social technologies enable rich pedagogies that centre on sharing and constructing content but have two notable weaknesses. Firstly, beyond the safe, nurturing environment of closed groups, students participating ...
P-learning’s unwelcome legacy
Formal teaching of adults has evolved in a context de ned, initially, by the constraints of physical boundaries. Classroom walls directly entail timetables, norms and rules of behaviour, social segregation into organized ...
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