Archive for the ‘Research’ Category


Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

In Media awareness,Research on September 17, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

The first fully online issue of CJLT is now available at

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. Manuscripts may be submitted either in English or in French.



People to follow on Web2.0

In Media awareness,Research,Tools on September 17, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , , , ,

Here are some key people to follow on via Twitter and RSS (blogs) on implications and integration strategies for using Web 2.0 tools.

Big picture stuff would be Don Tapscott –


The new Bloom’s Taxonomy

In Professional Learning,Research on September 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

from Educators’ eZine – Full article at:

Bloom's Taxonomy

In the 1950’s Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom’s Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. His taxonomy follows the thinking process. You can not understand a concept if you do not first remember it, similarly you can not apply knowledge and concepts if you do not understand them. It is a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Bloom labels each category with a gerund.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

Bloom's Revised TaxonomyIn the 1990’s, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and published this- Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from low to high.


Google’s Eye Tracking Study

In Professional Learning,Research on September 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

Google posted an update about its eye tracking usability studies today. Most of the results are not exactly groundbreaking. It is, for example, no surprise that most users only scan the first couple of search results. Indeed, most Google users don’t seem to scan much further than the second result. There are, however, some interesting nuggets of information in this post about how Google uses this data to study every aspect of its search results page. Courtesy of ReadWriteWeb blog.


The Student Centric Classroom

In Planning,Professional Learning,Research on September 5, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , , ,

In a recent article in edutopia online called Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future , the authors (Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn) lay out the argument that only those technologies that support the student-centric classroom will have any impact on changing education for the better. They contrast the teacher-centric classroom, which we are all very familiar with, with a model of a classroom which supports multiple learning styles or a universal design for learning (UDL)approach.
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Establishing New Learning Environments

In Media awareness,Planning,Research,Tools on June 20, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

National Educational Technology Standards for Students
Traditional educational practices no longer provide students with all the necessary skills for economic survival in todays workplace. Students must apply strategies for solving problems and use appropriate tools for learning, collaborating, and communicating. Todays learning environments must incorporate strategies and tools that prepare students for their futures. The following chart lists characteristics representing traditional approaches to learning and corresponding strategies often associated with new learning environments.


Digital Footprints

In Media awareness,Research,Tools on May 31, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

This blog entry is a great reminder of the digital footprint educators and students leave behind: “I can see a day in the not too distant future (if it’s not already here) where your “digital footprint” will carry far more weight than anything you might include in a resume or CV.”

Of course, this has huge implications for the education field.

For the full article, please see: