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Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) p. 2043
The overall intent of this presentation is to share the results of a recent (2010) pan-Canadian study examining successful ways to deliver courses to high school students in rural isolated aboriginal communities through e-learning. Most of these...
The Challenges of Improving Synchronous Web-based High School Course Delivery in Isolated Aboriginal Community Settings
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2948–2955
This paper is based on a current (2007-2010) Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada community-university alliance funded research project that is investigating ways to improve the success rate of aboriginal high school learners who have...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 3072–3073
This paper presents a brief summary of a comprehensive report that documents the results of a needs assessment of a sample of university distance education students engaged in degree courses during the 1999-2000 academic year. The intent was to...
Towards a model for successfully delivering web-based courses to high school students with implications for post-secondary education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) p. 1112
This presentation is based on research into web-based course delivery to high school students within small rural schools located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. It focuses on the need for a model of delivery that can accommodate a wide range...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) p. 1697
A significant challenge facing the education system in Canada is the provision of even a basic high school program to students in small isolated aboriginal communities scattered across remote areas of the country. Traditional forms of delivery are...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (2010) pp. 161–173
While web-based courses have had a growing presence in Canadian secondary schools since the mid-1990s, there has been very little study of the transition of high school distance e learners to further study at the post-secondary level. To address...
Successfully delivering interprofessional education curriculum to health and social care students using online learning components
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) p. 1966
Introducing the basic concepts of interprofessional education (IPE) to students at the pre-licensure level is challenging given the typical autonomy and diverse nature of health programs at universities and the need to find common times when...
Student Perceptions and Preferences for Tertiary Online Courses: Does Prior High School Distance Learning Make a Difference?
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 26, No. 1 (2012) pp. 34–49
University students who had completed at least one distance education course were surveyed during their first and fourth year of postsecondary studies. When controlled for those who had previous distance education experience in high school, it was...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 83–88
The relative ubiquity of computer access and the rapid development of information and communication technology have profoundly impacted teaching and learning at a distance. Relatively little is currently known about the characteristics of those...
The Impact of High School Distance e-Learning Experience on Rural Students' University Achievement and Persistence
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 12, No. 1 (2009)
The rapid growth of information technologies has influenced the way in which education is delivered and experienced. Little is currently known about the impact of distance education experience at the secondary level of the educational system on...
The effectiveness of web-delivered learning with aboriginal students: Findings from a study in coastal Labrador
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul 21, 2010)
This paper outlines the findings of a study that explores perspectives of e-learning for aboriginal students in five coastal communities in Labrador, Canada. The rural nature of many communities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, coupled...
Since 1978, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) has offered preservice and inservice teacher education courses to seven isolated Native communities in Labrador. The courses may lead to a 2-year degree with teacher certification or to a 5...
Intention, Transition, Retention: Examining High School Distance E-Learners’ Participation in Post-Secondary Education
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 21–32
Studies of student transition to post-secondary education have not examined the transition experiences of students who complete on-line courses as part of their high school curriculum. To address this area of deficit in on-line learning research, in ...