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The Development and Formative Evaluation of Electronic Portfolio Software to Support Student Teachers’ Reflective Practice
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1197–1205
This study explores using electronic portfolios to support student teachers’ development of competencies. Software was designed to support teachers and student teachers through the key parts of self-regulation including planning, doing, and...
Iterative Design of a Labelling Feature: Supporting Online Learning through Structuring the User Interface
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 980–987
Online dialogue holds promise to support high-level dialogue by allowing for more reflective reading and writing, but can be superficial just as in face-to-face conversations. This paper describes the design of a labelling feature intended to...
ABRACADABRA: Progress in the development, Implementation and effectiveness of a web-based literacy resource
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6530–6536
ABRACADABRA, A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All (http://grover.concordia.ca/ABRA/php2006/ abracadabra.html), is a reading intervention being developed by the Centre for the Study of Learning and...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 7030–7038
An approach to assessing electronic portfolios is developed working with two teachers and other experts, and the inter-rater reliability is explored. The assessment has two parts. First the teacher assigns holistic marks and comments to up to six...
Technology and Student Achievement: What do 40 Years of Research and 25 Years of Systematic Reviews Have to Tell
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3142–3152
This research involved a systematic quantitative synthesis procedure to answer the question: does technology use affect student achievement in formal face-to-face classroom settings as compared to traditional settings. An extensive literature search ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 438–448
The aim of this study is to develop valid researcher and instructor approaches to successfully assess online dialogue. Two content analysis approaches measuring critical thinking and interactivity were applied to representative online groups of 3-4...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 1090–1096
This series of studies investigated the role that computer technology plays in transforming the learning process in higher education. We looked at the relationship between technology use, active learning, and perceived course effectiveness. The...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1987–1992
As technology use in education increases, interest in and implementations of ubiquitous computing initiatives have also increased. One-to-one laptop initiatives have sprung up throughout North America at the school, district, and state or province...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 2263–2268
At the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) and with our partners from LEARN-Quebec, we have developed Electronic Portfolio Encouraging Active Reflective Learning Software (ePEARL) to promote student self-regulation and enhance...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1133–1142
An evidence-based, learner-centred digital portfolio based on the cyclical, socio-cognitive model of self-regulation was designed to accommodate teacher professional learning and development. The results of the pilot study indicate that ePEARL Level ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4155–4162
This article describes an Internet based early literacy project that simulates a media-element rich learning environment to enhance children's literacy skills. Currently in its first year, the software prototype has received positive feedbacks...
The Effects of Synchronous and Asynchronous Distance Education: A Meta-Analytical Assessment of Simonson's "Equivalency Theory"
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
Simonson, Schlosser and Hanson (1999) argue that a new theory called "equivalency theory" is needed to account for the unique features of the "teleconferencing" (synchronous) model of DE that is prevalent in many North American universities. Based...