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In the K-12 education sector, learning objects are seen as important in providing quality resources for teachers and learners but there has been little formal research on the assessment of learning objects based on the qualities that would be important for K-12 teachers. In this paper we describe the developments in the K-12 sector, the arguments around… (More)
The caregiver respite experience is seen as one way to moderate the negative consequences of caregiving. From an interpretivist research orientation, this study explored how 10 family caregivers of persons with dementia experienced respite. From a coping theoretical perspective, the caregiver respite experience is discussed as a process of "getting out" of… (More)
Health promotion is increasingly being recognized as making an important contribution to the well-being of Canada's seniors. Most research relating to this topic, however, has focused on middle-income senior men and women. An exploratory study using ethnographic methods was conducted to explore and describe the health promotion experience of senior women… (More)
The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not represent the views of the Canadian Education Statistics Council ABSTRACT On-line learning is a " pan-Canadian priority " and many initiatives have been undertaken to support technology integration in the k-12 and postsecondary education sectors. This paper reviews Canadian research on… (More)
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INTRODUCTION Reflecting its roots in distance education, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was, until 1982, known as the International Council for Correspondence Education. However, distance education has undergone a significant transformation from its origins in independent or correspondence study. Until recently, that… (More)