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SSHRC IG awarded 2015: Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple have turned emerging technologies into pervasive products by quickly capturing dominant market shares and locking consumers into their eco-systems. Prior research has indicated that "cognitive lock-in" plays a...
Developing a Psychological Model of Learning in 3D Virtual Environments: Guiding Principles for EducatorsDownload
Insight Grant awarded 2016: Worldwide, approx. 683 million young people between the ages of 10 and 25 are registered virtual worlds. Virtual environments have the potential to provide instruction encompassing the attributes that educational research has determined increase student motivation: ...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): ESL acquisition in early childhood is not well understood or even well-documented. Early L2 child speakers appear to produce more varied types of phonological errors compared with monolingual children, some but not all of which are predictable from their...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): The research is a theoretical analysis of the effects of private and public campaign financing on candidate entry in elections, and an empirical investigation of corporate and union political advertising on elections and democratic participation.
SSHRC IG awarded 2015: The research explores how today's screen-oriented young adults perceive the local and situated nature of their early literate development. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How do contemporary Canadian young adults articulate their childhood experiences of landscape and local...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): We will explore how sharing-breadth influences consumers' emotions. We suggest that, compared to narrowcasting (sharing with few others), broadcasting (sharing with many others) changes the perspective, or the lens, through which consumers view their...