A Blended Approach to Canadian First Nations Education: The Sunchild E-Learning Community
Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Canada ; Martin Sacher, Mavis Sacher, Sunchild E-Learning Community, Canada
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how a blended approach to Canadian First Nations education could be used to foster student engagement and success. The study examined the Sunchild E-Learning Community program (2012) through the lens of the Seven Principles of Effective Teaching (Chickering & Gamson, 1999). Data was collected via an online survey, interviews, and site visits. The study participants indicated that the deliberate and intentional integration of local learning centers and mentors with online teachers, who provide synchronous tutorials through the use of a web-based learning management system and conferencing tool, was the key to academic success.
Vaughan, N., Sacher, M. & Sacher, M. (2012). A Blended Approach to Canadian First Nations Education: The Sunchild E-Learning Community. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 807-814). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/41695/.
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