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University of Ottawa
The More the World Changes the More the Education System Remains the Same: Addressing the Need to Use Emerging Technologies to Enhance Online Learning Communities
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3047–3054
Today, many higher and continuing education learners are either busy working adults who have full-time jobs and family responsibilities or young high school graduates who arrive on campus as "digital natives" accustomed to using technology for...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 28, No. 2 (Jun 15, 2002)
The purpose of this study was to explore learning in an online MBA program and the structures necessary to support and enhance that learning from the perspective of the learners. This qualitative study was multi-method in nature, and included in...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (Jul 01, 2005)
This paper addresses the need for quality e-Learning experiences. We used the Demand-Driven Learning Model (MacDonald, Stodel, Farres, Breithaupt, and Gabriel, 2001) to evaluate an online Masters in Education course. Multiple data collection methods ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 882–889
There is no doubt that technology is becoming integral to the University teaching-learning process as ongoing advancements continue to offer, and students continue to demand new and flexible avenues for learning. Yet despite the benefits afforded by ...
Exploring the Use of Emerging Technologies to Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice in Palliative Care
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 489–496
Organisational and financial policies in the long-term care sector make it hard for caregivers to justify time away from caring for residents to participate in continuing education programs (Romanow, 2002). ELearning offers appropriate and useful...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 975–988
In this paper we used a credible model, the Demand-Driven Learning Model (DDLM), (MacDonald, Stodel, Farres, Breithaupt, & Gabriel, 2001) and its companion evaluation tool (MacDonald, Breithaupt, Stodel, Farres, & Gabriel, 2002) to design, delivery, ...
Learners' Perspectives on what is Missing from Online Learning: Interpretations through the Community of Inquiry Framework
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 7, No. 3 (Sep 29, 2006)
Despite the success that instructors and learners often enjoy with online university courses, learners have also reported that they miss face-to-face contact when learning online. The purpose of this inquiry was to identify learners’ perceptions of...
Community building, emergent design and expecting the unexpected: Creating a quality eLearning experience
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (2005) pp. 233–249
Given the extraordinary interest and growth in eLearning as a learning tool and as an industry, it is not surprising there is lively debate on quality. A research-based and tested eLearning model was used to design and evaluate an online M.Ed....
An Online Dementia Care Training Program for Health Care Teams in Long Term Care Facilities: A Viable Solution for Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Residents and Patients
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2033–2043
The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate an eLearning dementia care program aimed at enabling healthcare teams deliver better service to residents with dementia in long-term care (LTC) facilities. The study used a Community-Based...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 1, No. 3 (1998) pp. 203–216
The Partnership Learning Model was designed for a specific program with great market demand—Management Education and Training in the Advanced Technology Sector. The Model will be distinct through the combination of quality content, use of the most...
Integrating Information Technologies To Facilitate Learning: Redesigning the Teacher Education Curriculum
Canadian Journal of Educational Communication Vol. 26, No. 2 (1997) pp. 107–24
Describes a project developed at the University of Ottawa to integrate learning technologies across the teacher education curriculum. Highlights include student teacher needs; a needs analysis; the change process; student and faculty attitudes; and...
Planning an eLearning Dementia Care Program for Healthcare Teams in Long-Term Care Facilities: The Learners' Perspectives
Educational Gerontology Vol. 30, No. 10 (November 2004) pp. 845–864
This paper presents a needs analysis conducted to obtain information concerning online dementia care training of healthcare workers in long-term care (LTC) facilities. The resulting information was used to guide the development of an online dementia ...
Online Dementia Care Training for Healthcare Teams in Continuing and Long-Term Care Homes: A Viable Solution for Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Residents
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 5, No. 3 (2006) pp. 373–399
The purpose of this research was to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate an online dementia care program aimed at enabling healthcare teams deliver better service to residents with dementia in continuing (CC) and long-term care (LTC) facilities. A ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6290–6298
The purpose of the Working Together project was to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate an online collaborative patient-centred practice (ICPCP) learning resource for healthcare teams to facilitate knowledge translation in long-term care. Lavis et ...
Designing Digital Video to Support Learner Outcomes: A Study in an Online Learning Resource for Healthcare Professionals and Students
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 45–66
This pragmatic, mixed methods study explored how the design and implementation of digital video resources in an online educational environment affected learning outcomes. Forty-five health professionals and students evaluated the digital videos...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 346–351
Due to the high-rate of iPad deployment with the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine (DFM), the DFM Faculty Development team identified the Essential Teaching Skills (ETS) program as an opportunity to replace the paper-based...
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) Vol. 4, No. 2 (Jun 19, 2011) pp. 18–23
Two online resources, ePhysicianHealth.com and eWorkplaceHealth.com, were developed to help physicians and other healthcare professionals improve their health and well-being by providing them with relevant, up-to-date support and resources at no...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 1927–1934
While factors that contribute adversely to patients’ health and well-being have been well documented in the literature, those that affect physicians’ health have received little attention. In an effort to improve physician health, the Faculty of...
Knowledge Translation of Interprofessional Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice: The Working Together Project Experience
McGill Journal of Education Vol. 43, No. 3 (2008) pp. 283–307
The Working Together (WT) project involved the design and delivery of an online learning resource for healthcare teams in long-term care (LTC) so that knowledge regarding interprofessional collaborative patient-centred practice (ICPCP) could be...
Designing an E-learning Experience to Stimulate Interprofessional Practice in Health and Social Care
Lynn Casimiro; Colla Jean MacDonald; Rémi Rousseau; Diane Bouchard-Lamothe; Manon Tremblay; Lucie Couturier
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1434–1442
Health and social care providers are expected to work collaboratively with patients and community partners, to deliver efficient health and social care. Yet each discipline has its own distinct body of knowledge and discipline-specific training...
Addressing the eLearning Contradiction: A Collaborative Approach for Developing a Conceptual Framework Learning Object
Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2005) pp. 79–98
In many universities there seems to be an “eLearning Contradiction” between the expressed need to integrate technology into the teaching-learning process and what is actually occurring in the majority of classrooms. In this paper we describe the...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2001) pp. 9–30
This paper reviews recent philosophical debate surrounding the future role and activities of universities in a technological society. In this text, an argument is put forward for academics to take a proactive role in the development and use of...
Evaluation of Web-Based Educational Programs via the Demand-Driven Learning Model: A Measure of Web-Based Learning
International Journal of Testing Vol. 2, No. 1 (2002) pp. 35–61
Developed and tested an online survey to assess Web-based learning (WBL) educational programs, extending theoretical work on the Demand Driven Learning Model. Data from 93 adult learners from 3 WBL programs found high internal reliability and...