Spotlights

  • A Designer's Log: Case Studies in Instructional Design

    Most read this month

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    Books and articles on instructional design in online learning abound but rarely do we get such a comprehensive picture of what instructional designers do, how they do it, and the problems they solve as their university changes. Power documents the emergence of an adapted instructional design model for transforming courses from single-mode to dual-mode instruction, making this designer’s log a unique contribution to the fi eld of online learning.

     

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  • Imagining Head-Smashed-In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

    First Nations featured

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    At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below.

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  • Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

    Book of the Month

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    Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change.

    Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science,...

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Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics
Andrew Clement, Michael Gurstein, Graham Longford, Marita Moll, Leslie Regan Shade; Melissa Fritz, Heather E. Hudson, Serge Proulx
August 9, 2012
The Class Imperative
Mas’ud Zavarzadeh
August 1, 2012
The dust of just beginning
Don Kerr
August 10, 2012
Emerging Technologies in Distance Education
George Veletsianos
August 10, 2012
Accessible Elements: Teaching Science Online and at a Distance
Lawton Shaw, Dietmar Kennepohl
August 10, 2012
The Kindness Colder Than the Elements
Charles Noble
August 10, 2012
Dreamwork
Jonathan Locke Hart
August 10, 2012
Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery
Helen Waldstein Wilkes
August 9, 2012

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Dustship Glory
Andreas Schroeder
August 10, 2012
Imperfection
Patrick Grant
August 7, 2012
The Class Imperative
Mas’ud Zavarzadeh
August 1, 2012