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Collaborative Online Learning Environment:Towards a process driven approach and collective knowledge building
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2563–2570
Teaching remains rooted in the practices of the past and continues to resist the lessons arising from educational research. Real reforms have been slow to take hold in educational systems around the world. Much of the reluctance can be attributed...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 990–996
In order to best support both university students and their professors with the use of digital technology, not only do we need to listen to their expressed needs, but we also need to understand how they use technology. To explore the possibility of...
The Role of Project-Based Learning in IT: A Case Study in a Game Development and Entrepreneurship Program
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 8, No. 2 (2011) pp. 120–134
Purpose: Problem/project-based-learning (PBL) approaches have traditionally been shown to be effective for learning within many professional programs that are directly related to the students' future career. The PBL approach has been adopted for...
Transforming Learning: Digital Technologies and Educational Change: A Symposium to Explore Interdependent Effects of Society and Technology on the Future of Education, Part 2
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) p. 4071
The increasingly symbiotic relationship between society and digital technology suggests that studying one is impossible without studying the other. Technological innovations are fueled by a seemingly ever-growing demand for sophisticated...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 976–981
In this study, we surveyed students in a mid-sized university in southern Ontario, Canada to determine their use of a large variety of computer-based technologies. The survey included three Likert scale indicators, one for assessing Importance of ...
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...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 440–444
In the area of online education, it is becoming apparent that the technology as well as the pedagogical approach landscape is changing. As learners are more and more technologically savvy, so must the institutions adjust their offerings to adapt to ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5474–5477
Adaptive Learning Technologies and Collaborative Learning have both been explored and argued for repeatedly. While the two approaches are not in opposition to each other, they include are a number concepts and aims that are potentially conflict such ...
Towards a reconceptualization of online teacher professional learning: Problem-based learning objects (PBLOs)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1579–1588
In spite of profound changes in society, real reforms regarding the focus of education or the methods used have been slow to take hold in educational systems around the world particularly regarding the use of technology for teacher professional...