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A Comparative Investigation of Pedagogical possibilities of Digital Tools for Family and School Early Literacy EducationDownload
SSHRC Awarded Insight Grant 2013: The proposed research aims to investigate shifts in digital literacy practices in school and home in sites in Canada and Australia and to examine factors that might impede and/or facilitate digital literacy development.
SSHRC Awarded IG 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...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2016: Incoming university students have experience with and are engaged by avatar-based virtual worlds [VEs]. Are educators ready for them? An empirically supported, psychological theory of learning in 3D Virtual Environments, with principles for educational practice, would...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2018: The project will document languages belonging to the Central Totonac branch of the Totonacan language family, which are in danger of extinction. Languages contain irreplaceable records of a people's knowledge of their natural environment and their cultural, social, and...
Partnership Development to explore Innovative uses of Low Cost Communication Technology for Knowledge Mobilization in Agricultural Communities of PracticeDownload
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2012: The purpose of the research is to establish and support the activities of an emerging international and multi-organizational partnership among the University of Alberta, LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka), the University of Guelph, the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), and the Sri...
SSHRC Awarded IG awarded 2015: 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 sharing, from...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2016: As technology continues to increase in importance, countries require skilled workers who can produce new ideas, provide new services, and construct new industries. The ability to create these outcomes will be determined by the effectiveness of programs in Mathematics and...
Using Automatic Item Generation to Develop Digital Content for Computerized Assessments in Mathematics ScienceDownload
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: Internet-based computerized assessment is becoming the norm (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, Medical Council of Canada and Alberta Education). But large numbers of items are required to minimize item exposure and maintain test security. Automatic item-generation is one option. This...