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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1799–1800
In the development of a knowledge society in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, selected rural high schools are collaborating in new ways. An on-line Digital Intranet facilitates collaborative approaches to teaching, learning and...
Geographic isolation and technological change: A new vision of teaching and learning in rural schools in New Zealand
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 1, No. 1 (1995) pp. 32–38
Some small rural schools in New Zealand are currently developing new ways of applying information and communication technologies to the delivery of education while, at the same time, struggling to justify their continued existence. The development...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1748–1750
The introduction of telelearning in schools in Canada, as in other developed countries, has been particularly noticeable in rural areas and has been influenced by declining school enrolments. There are four challenges common to the technological...
Two Canadian Approaches to Teaching Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics to Senior High School Students in Virtual Classes
Australasian Science Education Research Association 1999 (July 1999)
The successful integration of information technologies in the teaching of biology and other sciences is in part dependent on the transition from closed to open teaching and learning environments. This paper outlines the transition from a closed...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (2001) pp. 45–48
The development of on-line educational structures and processes has led to new opportunities for the delivery of education in and between rural Canadian communities. Within digital Intranets it has been possible to develop virtual classes, which...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 1 (2011) pp. 97–98
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1864–1865
The networking of small schools between rural communities has led to the development of new electronic educational structures (school district digital intranets) and processes (virtual classes). As teachers integrate on-site with on-line instruction ...
Education in Rural Australia Vol. 20, No. 1 (2010) pp. 3–16
Schools have always been central to rural communities, but today they are critical to the sustainability of social and economic life for people who live beyond major centres of population. The development of virtual structures and processes that...
The Development of Virtual Classes in New Zealand and Canada: Some Implications for Administration and Policy
New Zealand Educational Administration Society 2000 (January 2000)
A great deal of experimentation with telecommunications technologies is occurring in both New Zealand and Atlantic Canadian rural schools. New Zealand has developed a National Information and Communications Technology Strategy, the objectives and...
Student Access to Information Technology and Perceptions of Future Opportunities in Two Small Labrador Communities
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 28, No. 1 (Feb 15, 2002)
The potential of information technology is increasingly being recognized for the access it provides to educational and vocational opportunities. In Canada, many small schools in rural communities have taken advantage of information technologies to...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 11, No. 4
The introduction of web-based education in Canadian schools, as in other developed countries, has been particularly noticeable in rural areas. Small schools in rural communities have continued to get smaller as families relocate in urban areas in...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 16, No. 2 (2012) pp. 11–25
The research outlined in this paper is based on the convergence of two conceptual frameworks that guide the transfer of knowledge and skills from traditional teacher education, which focused on teaching in single classrooms, to open networked...
A New Dimension of Teaching in Digital Learning Environments - Teaching Teachers to Teach Between Schools
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 87–91
That teachers are prepared by Faculties of Education to teach in schools is such a well-established platform of teacher education it is seldom questioned. In a growing number of schools though, a new dimension of teaching is emerging - teaching not...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (2003) pp. 68–75
Reviews Keegan, D. (2000). Distance training: Taking stock at a time of change. Routledge Falmer Studies in Distance Education. London: Routledge Falmer Lockwood, F., & Gooley, A. (Eds.).(2001). Innovation in open and distance learning:...
Student perceptions of telecommunications technologies for accessing learning opportunities in two Northern Canadian schools
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 4, No. 1 (1998) pp. 30–33
A study in two small rural schools located in coastal Labrador found that students value telecommunications technologies according to the level of access they have to them. Students with ready access to telecommunications technologies valued them to ...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 3, No. 1 (1997) pp. 28–30
This paper describes both the positive and negative aspects of learning the Japanese language at a distance as experienced by secondary school students. Among the former students identified flexibility and teacher' objectivity', and among the latter ...
Rural Datafication Conference 1994 (May 1994)
This paper describes two pilot programs that are developing networks among rural New Zealand schools to address the educational isolation of students. A program located in the South Island consists of a consortium of six small rural high schools...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 512–515
In many countries schools in small and remote communities are vital to the national economic infrastructure as they are often located near mines, forests, fisheries or agricultural activities. However, it is difficult to attract and retain...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) p. 1712
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1395–1396
In September of 1998, the first four courses were offered by the Virtual High School of Newfoundland and Labrador. The school was conceived and designed to meet the needs of approximately 80,000 students in this remote Canadian province who live...
Exploring a triad model of student teaching: Pre-service teacher and cooperating teacher perceptions
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 25, No. 2 (February 2009) pp. 285–296
In the student teaching triad model adopted in this study, pairs of pre-service teachers worked collaboratively with cooperating teachers during a 12-week field experience. The main objectives of the study were to document the benefits and...