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Information and communication technology and distance education in northern Alberta: Preparing for the SuperNet
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, University of Calgary , Canada

University of Calgary . Awarded

Abstract

This Master's Degree Project (MDP) examines how the Alberta SuperNet, a provincial initiative that endeavours to provide a high-speed communication network throughout the province, will affect post-secondary distance education delivery in northern Alberta. Specifically, this MDP determines how the adoption of new and innovative learning technologies will affect distance education instructors and students, and provides recommendations on how government agencies and northern Alberta post-secondary institutions can encourage the successful incorporation of the Alberta SuperNet into distance education delivery in northern Alberta. A review of the current literature regarding distance education and broadband technology supplements the twenty-nine semi-structured interviews that were conducted with telecommunication providers and professionals, and northern Alberta post-secondary distance education instructors, administrators, IT technicians, and students. Six formal recommendations were deduced from the data collected, as well as suggestions for further research.

Citation

Cardiff, J.A. Information and communication technology and distance education in northern Alberta: Preparing for the SuperNet. Master's thesis, University of Calgary. Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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