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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie
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ISSN (Print) 1499-6677 - ISSN (Online) 1499-6685
Published by Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Lakhal Sawsen, Martha Cleveland-Innes
      Abstract: We are pleased to publish the final 2021 issue of CJLT/RCAT which includes five empirical articles and a book review. Articles focus on teacher professional development and the use of technology in teaching and learning in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Collectively, CJLT Volume 47 Issue 3, 2021 brings together research findings from Africa (Tunisia, Kenya, and Nigeria), Asia (India), and Canada in primary, secondary, and higher education. CJLT has supported the advancement of research on teaching and learning with digital technologies in Canada and around the world and will continue to do so in the coming years. We hope that you will find in our journal some answers to the many questions that have arisen from the pedagogical transformations that have been necessary over the past two years to adapt to the pandemic context, and which open the door to pedagogical innovations in the future. We sincerely thank our reviewers for their time in reviewing the manuscripts.
      PubDate: 2022-05-02
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28298
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Creating Online Learning Experiences: A Brief Guide to Online Courses,
           from Small and Private to Massive and Open, 2018

    • Authors: Alicia Cundell
      Abstract: This book is an expanded version of a guide originally written by the lead author, Matt Crosslin, to serve as a resource for faculty. The book shares lessons learned as the author designed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online courses for the now defunct LINK Research Lab at University of Texas Arlington. At the time of writing the book, Crosslin worked as a Learning Innovation Researcher at the LINK Lab. This expanded version of the book is an Open Educational Resource (OER) (also available in print) with contributions from other authors or contributors that bring diverse perspectives to reach a wider audience. The information and advice in this book is firmly rooted in the experiences of the contributors developing successful online courses, and the ultimate goal is to “provide clarity about many of the steps required to propose and design a course, describe the resources needed, and to explain the roles of stakeholders” (p.1).
      PubDate: 2022-05-02
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28240
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Assessing Students’ Learning Attitude and Academic Performance Through
           m-Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Authors: Bamidele Aremu, Olufemi Adeoluwa
      Abstract: This study aimed to assess college of education students’ learning attitude and academic performance in using m-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study employed a pre-test and post-test experimental research design with 50 students from the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria. Two research instruments were used to collect data from the participants on two occasions. The first instrument was a students’ attitude questionnaire that measured the attitude of the participants towards learning. The second instrument was the students’ academic performance test that measured the students’ scores. The differences between pre- and post-tests were measured through independent t-test. Demographic data are presented in a bar chart and show that the majority of the students own mobile devices that were suitable for learning; that the majority of the students used mobile devices for learning; and that all the respondents in the experimental group possessed mobile devices with the Zoom app. The pre-test findings revealed no significant differences in the attitude and performance of students towards m-learning and traditional learning (p>0.005) while the post-test findings showed significant differences in the attitude and performance of students towards m-learning and traditional learning (p<0.005). These findings suggest that m-learning should be integrated into the school curriculum.
      PubDate: 2022-05-02
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28085
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Editorial: Systemic Perspectives on New Alignments During COVID-19:
           Digital Challenges and Opportunities

    • Authors: Thérèse Laferrière , Margaret Cox
      Abstract: This overview of the articles presented in this issue considers the digital challenges and opportunities of the systemic perspectives on new alignments resulting from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. New challenges and opportunities were addressed by the 13 working groups of EDUsummIT2019 prior to the pandemic. However, the evidence and analyses presented in this issue have built on those originally identified perspectives by reviewing recent (2020/2021) research, development and practice across many educational sectors and contexts. We have shown that the status quo in the majority of education systems across the world has been thrown out of kilter. This has resulted in new alignments needing to be made to take account of the enforced remote learning when schools have been closed and blended learning has become widely practised even at school level. The most prominent of these have been caused by changes in digital equity which consequently imposes new challenges to policy makers, teachers and learners. This special issue stimulates reflection in and on practice as well as help problematizing new research challenges.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28158
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
           Highlighting the Need for Micro-Meso-Macro Alignments

    • Authors: Joke Voogt, Gerald Knezek
      Abstract: All over the world teaching and learning transitioned to forms of online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this contribution, we recognize challenges that this disruptive change brought about for teachers and learners. We reflect on these challenges, based on discussions at EDUsummIT2019 in Quebec about the theme “Learners and learning contexts: New alignments for the digital age”. Informed by theoretical conceptualization and empirical evidence we identify micro-meso-macro alignments that need to be in place to move education into the digital age: alignments for quality learning contexts, alignments in support for teachers, and alignments through partnerships.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28150
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Distance Learning and Assessment of Mathematics During COVID-19

    • Authors: Melanie Tremblay, Anne-Michèle Delobbe
      Abstract: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in a multitude of measures to counter its spread. These included the closure of schools and an unplanned shift to distance learning. This paper focuses on the teaching-learning-evaluation dynamics (May-June 2020) in mathematics with 311 primary and secondary teachers. Four main issues are identified: comfort in using technology, access to technological resources for students, development of in-depth understanding, and learning assessment. The mathematical activity conducted in a synchronous mode is further discussed, and the importance of knowledge transmission and of textbook-based problem solving is highlighted. Essential knowledge, effort, and participation are the main objects of teachers’ attention as they make their judgements in the evaluation process. The choice of these learning objects seems to have been influenced by the various ministerial decisions that preceded the return to compulsory schooling.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28098
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Approaches and Paradigms for Research on the Educational uses of
           Technologies: Challenges and Perspectives

    • Authors: Georges-Louis Baron, Fluckiger Cédric
      Abstract: The following lines present a reflection started at the EDUsummIT2019 in Quebec City, notably in a working group on desirable research paradigms in the study of educational uses of information and communication technologies. It deconstructs the notion of scaling up innovations and questions the tension between different research paradigms, criticizing the simplistic views of some policy makers who promote a particular type of research that focuses solely on scaling up in terms of results. Finally, the paper argues for plural participatory approaches that associate sustainable hybrid collectives.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28059
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Learning Leaders: Teaching and Learning Frameworks in Flux Impacted by the
           Global Pandemic

    • Authors: Margaret Cox, Barry Quinn
      Abstract: This article builds on the work of EDUsummIT2019’s thematic working group 2 (TWG2) focus on “Learning as Learning Leaders: How does leadership for learning emerge beyond the traditional teaching models'” Using the well-established theoretical frameworks of Entwistle (1987) and Shulman (1987) the most significant influences on how learning leaders need to adjust to accommodate the dramatic increase in remote online learning are identified. The major influences include learners’ previous knowledge, self-confidence, abilities and motives, and changes between learning initiated by teachers and that by learners.
      COVID-19 has caused a massive upskilling of people in all facets of society from children to grandparents, from media to consumers, and from policy makers to practitioners. None of the alignments nor factors identified in this article are static and learning leaders need to perpetually reconsider the factors identified to achieve successful learning outcomes. The ongoing challenges for educators in this changing world are in a permanent state of flux with an increasing IT literate society across all formal and informal sectors of education.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28070
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Safe and Responsible Internet Use in a Connected World: Promoting
           Cyber-Wellness

    • Authors: Cathy Lewin, Dale Niederhauser, Quinn Johnson, Toshinori Saito, Akira Sakamoto, Roger Sherman
      Abstract: Cyber-wellness concerns positive wellbeing in online spaces, including awareness of how to behave appropriately and protect oneself. We explain and illustrate the complex nature of cyber-wellness, focusing on four key aspects. Firstly, developing students’ information and media literacy skills is essential for promoting cyber-wellbeing. Such skills are also required for supporting democratic participation. Secondly, we identify and discuss the threats and challenges to young people’s cyber-wellbeing, arguing for the need to develop digital resilience. Thirdly, we discuss the role of policy at macro, meso and micro levels and how policy and educational practitioners can promote cyber-wellness awareness, knowledge and strategies. Finally we review the limited scholarship on cyber-wellness education and highlight the need to address this gap in the future. We conclude the article with consideration of the issues faced and opportunities for overcoming these. It is imperative that further work is undertaken on the conceptualisation of cyber-wellness and that concensus is developed. There are issues relating to the continual rapid developments of techologies and their uses; it is important to develop a shared understanding of the mutual relationship between technology and humans. Finally, there is a lack of guidance and good practice exemplars for cyber-wellness education.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28069
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • eBook Technology Facilitating University Education During COVID-19:
           Japanese Experience

    • Authors: Rwitajit Majumdar, Brendan Flanagan, Hiroaki Ogata
      Abstract: UNESCO reported that 90% of students are affected in some way by COVID-19 pandemic. Like many countries, Japan too imposed emergency remote teaching and learning at both school and university level. In this study, we focus on a national university in Japan, and investigate how teaching and learning were facilitated during this pandemic period using an ebook platform, BookRoll, which was linked as an external tool to the university’s learning management system. Such an endeavor also reinforced the Japanese national thrust regarding explorations of e-book-based technologies and using Artificial Intelligence in education. Teachers could upload reading materials for instance their course notes and associate an audio of their lecture. While students who registered in their course accessed the learning materials, the system collected their interaction logs in a learning record store. Across the spring semesters from April - July 2020, BookRoll system collected nearly 1.5 million reading interaction logs from more than 6300 students across 243 courses in 6 domains. The analysis highlighted that during emergency remote teaching and learning BookRoll maintained a weekly average traffic above 1,900 learners creating more than 78,000 reading logs and teachers perceived it as useful for orchestrating their course.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28038
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Connected Learning for Young People in the Context of Formal
           French-Speaking Education

    • Authors: Éric Bruillard, Khansa Ghabara, Sonia Huguenin, Pier-Luc Jolicoeur, Thérèse Laferrière, Sophie Nadeau-Tremblay, Cathia Papi, Marie-Andrée Pelletier
      Abstract: Connected learning is a growing educational practice that was identified by EDUsummIT2019 delegates as a theme for their examination of the relationship between curriculum/pedagogical practices and learning assessment. This paper focuses on how connected learning has been interpreted and implemented in the French and Francophone cultural context, and suggests that border "crossings", which reflect its dynamism, enhance formal education, especially in cases of disadvantaged students or classes (isolated rural classes). This interpretation is based on historical benchmarks as well as on the notions of agency, interaction, and connection. The scope and implementation of this concept is illustrated by the case of the networked (remote) school, an innovation that adapts to different contexts, including that of COVID-19, by going back and forth between local and delocalized learning activity. Two questions emerge, one concerning the recognition of learning outside the context of formal education and the other, the management of misinformation.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28060
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Pedagogical Transformation and Teacher Learning for Knowledge Building:
           Turning COVID-19 Challenges into Opportunities

    • Authors: Chew Lee Teo, Seng Chee Tan, Carol Chan
      Abstract: This paper reports on the continual effort of the Knowledge Building Community (KBC) connecting teachers within and across schools for knowledge creation and community building during the COVID-19 disruptions. During this crisis, schools around the world are challenged with the issues of implementing online learning. Three areas of misalignment were identified: disjoint in learning with home-school separation, piecemeal technologies to mimic physical teaching, and disconnect between teacher professional development and classroom practices and we discussed emerging realignment efforts for transformative learning. Through analyzing the three case examples of how teachers responded to COVID-19 challenges in inter-related areas of curriculum, pedagogy, technology and community, we identified several themes on emerging alignments conducive for transformative pedagogy and technology through community advancement. These themes include: innovating practice around the centrality of ideas; perceiving knowledge building as pervasive; transformative use of technology, and symmetrical advancement of knowledge. These case examples show that in these disruptive times, the teachers were more actively building new practices supported by community dynamics and systemic processes of the KBC. Consequently, the interactions between stakeholders shifted from disjointed relations in different hierarchical levels to a networked community of people, ideas, and resources, and teachers continually advancing their knowledge-building practice in these challenging times.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28057
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Emergence of Learning Analytics in Education: Challenges and Issues of
           Learning Analysis

    • Authors: Séverine Parent, Monique Baron
      Abstract: At the EDUsummIT 2019 colloquium, a working group reflected on the analysis of learning. As French-speaking members of this group, in this article we present and address the recommendations of the working group for the deployment of learning analysis in educational institutions in the near future. Some elements to consider in integrating learning analysis, including the role of service providers, the skills needed to interpret data, and the potential effects of such analyze on learning design, are addressed.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28053
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Martha Cleveland-Innes, Sawsen Lakhal
      Abstract: As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsides, this journal, which focuses on learning and technology, is overwhelmed with article submissions. The education response to the health and safety requirements of the pandemic included the use of new technologies for learning in many education spaces and geographic places. Suffice to say that the interest in the topic of technology-enabled learning has increased exponentially. Over the last year we have received more than double our usual number of submissions. While an exciting transformation in the field of education, we were unprepared for the influx. Many of our authors and reviewers work in some sector of education, as does the editorial team of the journal. Currently caught up with our response to submissions, there continues to be some delay in securing agreement and support from reviewers, many of whom are still dealing with the demand on education to continue near-normal delivery. As interest and expertise in the field develops, and with hope that the pandemic continues to subside, we expect to see these recent time delays diminish over the next year.
      PubDate: 2021-08-09
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28185
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • 25 Years of Ed Tech, 2020 By Martin Weller. Athabasca University Press.

    • Authors: Brenna Clarke Gray
      Abstract: Martin Weller’s 25 Years of Ed Tech is a necessary – and surprisingly fun! – review of the technologies, practices, pedagogies, and historical amnesias that have created (and plagued) the field of educational technologies for the last two and a half decades. In tracing the major technological developments, Weller also outlines the trends that shape these developments, and suggests some rules for good practice as we look towards a future where technology-enabled learning is almost certainly the norm, if not the default.
      PubDate: 2021-08-09
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28166
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Martha Cleveland-Innes, Sawsen Lakhal
      Abstract: More than one year after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we release a delayed Issue #3, Fall 2020, of CJLT. As an education journal, we were not immune to the effects of the pandemic. Most authors and reviewers work in some sector of education, as does the editorial team of the journal. The demand on education to continue near-normal delivery, while keeping students safe, created innovative responses alongside unskillful use of varying types of distance delivery and technology-enabled learning. The illumination of the complexity, challenges, and, for some, the benefits of such alternative education delivery methods is unprecedented. Insight, debate, and critique on the topics of remote teaching and the more sophisticated online design and delivery is more common than it was a year ago.
      PubDate: 2021-05-28
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28156
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South: A Review

    • Authors: Christopher Devers
      Abstract: This timely and eye-opening book from Ke Zhang, Curt Bonk, Tom Reeves, and Tom Reynolds, MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South (Zhang, Bonk, Reeves, & Reynolds, 2020), provides 28 chapters that describe the challenges, successes, and opportunities of MOOCs and open education from the perspective of 68 authors from 47 countries in the Global South (http://moocsbook.com). Before those chapters, a detailed preface from the four editors lays out the journey that the world community took to get to this point in the metaphor of a wanderer who makes his or her path by pushing ahead and exploring the road in front. In addition, an insightful foreword is provided by Mimi Miyoung Lee from the University of Houston who had previously co-edited an award-winning book with Bonk, Reeves, and Reynolds; namely, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World (Bonk, Lee, Reeves, & Reynolds, 2015). Thus, consider the current book Part 2 of what is likely to become a many act play in the world of MOOCs and open education. With the foreword and preface, there are 30 pieces in total (Note: the front matter is available for free from: http://moocsbook.com/MOOCs_Open-Ed_Global-South-frontmatter_2020_Zhang_Bonk_Reeves_Reynolds.pdf).
      PubDate: 2021-05-28
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28128
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Boundary Crossing between Formal and Informal Learning Opportunities: A
           Pathway for Advancing e-Learning Sustainability

    • Authors: Kathlyn Bradshaw, Jennifer Lock, Gale Parchoma
      Abstract: In this article, third generation cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) (Engeström, 2011) will be the means for analyzing tensions and contradictions between formal and informal learning within a MOOC design. This article builds on previous work (Bradshaw, Parchoma & Lock, 2017) wherein cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) was used to establish formal and informal learning as activity systems. Formal and informal learning are considered in relation to designing learning for a MOOC environment.  Findings from an in situ study specifically examining CHAT elements in the process of design are considered in a movement towards making visible what those tasked with designing courses normally do not see in relation to informal learning. Implications for practice are presented in a CHAT-Informed MOOC design model intended to augment typical approaches to instructional design. The outcome is an argument for CHAT-Informed MOOC design model can intentionally address both formal and informal opportunities for learning.
      PubDate: 2021-05-28
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28116
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2021)
       
  • Editorial: Volume 47 Issue 2

    • Authors: Sawsen Lakhal, Martha Cleveland-Innes
      Abstract: Collectively, CJLT Issue 2, 2021 brings together the results of research conducted in Europe, Latin America, and Canada. CJLT has supported the advancement of research on teaching and learning with digital technologies in Canada and around the world for many years and will continue to do so in the coming years. We hope that you will find in our journal answers to the many questions you have about the pedagogical transformations that have been necessary to better adapt to current demands. We thank our reviewers for the time invested in reviewing the manuscripts.
      PubDate: 2021-11-24
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28234
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Editorial Volume 46 Issue 2

    • Authors: Sawsen Lakhal, Martha Cleveland-Innes
      PubDate: 2020-12-21
      DOI: 10.21432/cjlt28064
      Issue No: Vol. 47, No. 4 (2020)
       
 
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