Paper presented at CATAC 2010, Vancouver.

I presented a brief research paper at the CATaC conference in Vancouver on June 18, 2010. My presentation was part of the track on “cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning.” The title of the paper is “The Effect of Culture on Online Learning.” Paper and presentation The completed paper is published at Issuu.com here (short … Read more

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Kinasevych (2009). Student involvement in instructional improvement: Considerations and methods for total quality management and quality circles.

The key focus of this paper will be to consider the role and participation of stakeholders in post-secondary education in implementing a quality circle approach for teaching and learning feedback. To arrive at that discussion, this paper will consider several shortcomings of existing methods of evaluation of teaching, particularly those of anonymous, summative student surveys often called student evaluation of instruction (Merritt, 2008).

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Kinasevych (2009). How does culture influence post-secondary students’ efficacy within online learning environments?

“Online learning environments, comprised of networked computers and devices along with interactive software applications, have grown in popularity and application in educational settings. Usage of these tools continues to grow, placing continued demand on instructional designers to develop appropriate applications of these information and communication technologies for the benefit of learners.”

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Role-Playing – Summary of a Teaching Model.

Role-playing as a teaching model was brought to contemporary prominence in large part through Fannie Shaftel and George Shaftel (1970)⁠. Their advocacy of role-play was based on research in the problem-story model, simulations, and game theory. Fannie Shaftel described role-play for development of interpersonal skills through dramatizations of “life-situations” (1970, p. 556)⁠. These scenes would … Read more

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