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

    Spotlight

    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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Featured

Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

Andrew Clement, Michael Gurstein, Graham Longford, Marita Moll, Leslie Regan Shade (Volume editor); Melissa Fritz, Heather E. Hudson, Serge Proulx (Author)
August 9, 2012

Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays

Katherine Koller (Author)
August 8, 2012

Hot Thespian Action! Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse

Robin C. Whittaker (Volume editor)
September 5, 2012

The Class Imperative

Mas’ud Zavarzadeh (Author)
August 1, 2012

Nightwood Theatre: A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

Shelley Scott (Author)
August 8, 2012

The dust of just beginning

Don Kerr (Author)
August 10, 2012

Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

George Veletsianos (Volume editor)
August 10, 2012

Accessible Elements: Teaching Science Online and at a Distance

Lawton Shaw, Dietmar Kennepohl (Volume editor)
August 10, 2012

The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

Charles Noble (Author)
August 10, 2012

Dreamwork

Jonathan Locke Hart (Author)
August 10, 2012

Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery

Helen Waldstein Wilkes (Author)
August 9, 2012

New Releases

Dustship Glory

Andreas Schroeder (Author)
August 10, 2012

Nightwood Theatre: A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

Shelley Scott (Author)
August 8, 2012

Imperfection

Patrick Grant (Author)
August 7, 2012

The Class Imperative

Mas’ud Zavarzadeh (Author)
August 1, 2012