2008

The Five E's for Health: Understanding eLiteracies for eLearning in Electronic Educational Environments (2008)

This report describes the evaluation of the impact of two established virtual classroom environments, one on tobacco control and one on HIV/AIDS, on student learning and engagement and on teacher collaboration.

The impact of the two programs was evaluated by 233 youth participants and five teachers, using surveys and interviews, with the goal of developing recommendations for health and education programming and policy.

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2014-06-03

Examining the personal side of change within a collaborative inquiry group: Adopting Problem-Based Learning in primary/elementary science education (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 3, 2008

This paper describes the experiences of a university researcher and five teachers from a school district in Newfoundland and Labrador as they planned and implemented a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) science curriculum. In PBL, the teacher acts as a facilitator as students, working individually or in small groups, find workable solutions to problems.

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2014-04-14

The complexities of ethical decision-making: A study of prospective teachers' learning (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 2, 2008

This research study uses a process of case inquiry to examine the ability of students in an education program at an Ontario university to link abstract theory to the future demands of ethical professional practice.

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2014-04-02

Kindergarten Children's Relatedness to Teachers and Peers as a Factor in Classroom Engagement and Early Learning Behaviours (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 5, 2008

The study described here examines whether social relatedness within kindergarten classrooms is associated with learning behaviours and, if so, whether this can be explained by students’ participation in school-related activities.

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2014-03-06

NWT Literacy Week Colouring Booklet (2008)

This booklet is made up of seven pages that contain pictures for children to colour, and questions for them to answer about the pictures.

For example, one page features a drawing of a mother and child looking at a book together. The page includes a sentence asking whether the reader also enjoys sharing books with an adult.

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2014-02-24

Pre-Trades Training for Northern Women (2008)

An Inventory of Existing Pre-Trades Training Programs for Women in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory

Within the next decade, a large number of new tradespeople will be required to fill jobs in the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors in Canada’s three territories. Unless northern women are prepared to enter trades occupations in large numbers, those positions will probably be filled by workers from outside the territories and, possibly, from outside of Canada.

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2013-11-08

Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures (2008)

This document offers an evaluation of the work of iSisters Technology Mentoring, a charitable organization founded in 2001 to empower women by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

The evaluation is based on a web-based exit survey and face-to-face interviews with program participants and partner organizations.

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2013-10-25

Effective Marketing and Communications for Community Adult Learning Councils and Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (2008)

The goal of this manual is to help instructors, coordinators, and volunteers in Alberta’s adult literacy community make program promotion easier and more effective. It is based on information gathered through a provincial marketing survey, and addresses the need for a cohesive overall approach to increase participation of underrepresented learners.

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2013-10-01

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 2007 - 2008 Annual Report (2008)

This annual report offers a summary of the year’s highlights for the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), along with information about the organization’s history, guiding principles, and activities.

The authors note that during the year, about 5 million users accessed NALD’s website services, where they viewed more than 13 million pages of information, and downloaded more than 6 million PDF files.

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2013-09-05

Faculty Participation in Research at Canadian Colleges (2008)

A National Survey

This document outlines the results of a survey of college faculty concerning their participation in research activity. More than 2,000 faculty members, representing 90 publicly-funded colleges in all 10 provinces and one territory, responded to the web-based questionnaire during a 10-week period early in 2007.

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2013-08-27

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