Principal Investigator:Hodgkins, Andrew P Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study is to learn how industry and industrial development in the Northwest Territories is affecting course offerings at Aurora College. Some of the questions to be answered include: Has program expansion been evenly distributed or focused in just one area? Has the college received subsidies and support by private industry to develop programs? If so, how has this impacted other...
Principal Investigator:Brennan, Jodi N Licenced Year(s):2010
Concept mapping is a tool that shows students thinking on paper as they plan and care for patients in the clinical setting. Concepts are chosen based on patient information then links are made between the concepts. A picture of the "whole" patient can be seen on one page. The researcher is very interested to see if this teaching tool would help increase learning and thinking for Aurora College nur...
Principal Investigator:Kielly, Harry Licenced Year(s):
This project is part of the requirements of a Master of Education program at the University of Aberdeen and will a) provide information to enhance the delivery of programs and potentially increase the success rate in Community Learning Centres; b) suppor...
Principal Investigator:Pope, Liz Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this research project is to examine a learning community by collecting the insights of the Thebacha Campus community through an appreciative framework. The proposed target population will be staff members working at one campus at a communi...
Principal Investigator:MacPherson, Mike Licenced Year(s):
Critical self-reflection is important for people to deal with the challenges of late modern or postmodern society, which are characterized by pluralism, rapid change and unpredictability. Critical self-reflection has been ignored in the foci of adult learning and there have been few studies examining the process of stimulating such thought. The researcher will use the facilitated experience wit...
Principal Investigator:Alford, Brian Licenced Year(s):
This project will involve the researcher and the management team at Aurora campus of Aurora College. The objective will be to evaluate the researcher's management style and its impact on the campus. The primary interventions will include conducting a performance appraisal and a transition workshop. Data will be collected through surveys and questionnaires completed with informed consent by the ...
Principal Investigator:Labrentz, Arnold Licenced Year(s):
This research project involves examining negative attitudes towards mathematics. Data collection will be by questionnaire and videotaped interview. A series of questionnaires will be given to a number of students to assess their level of math anxiety. Those identified as being math anxious will be asked to participate in a more in-depth interview. All participation is voluntary and all informatio...
Principal Investigator:Sharkey, Irene Licenced Year(s):
I will mainly reflect on any experiences and review secondary sources. I will collect data through an exploration of my own practice as an educator and through an investigation of significant themes previously identified in the literature studied in the area of cross-cultural and adult education. The following themes will be considered farther for their relevance in organizing the investigation: D...
Principal Investigator:Wade, Bill Licenced Year(s):
The research involves collecting baseline data from previous and current distance education initiatives that the College has been engaged in and examining strategies employed by other educational organizations. In addition an needs assessment will be conducted in order to identify opportunities for program delivery via distance education technology....
Principal Investigator:Hogan, Bernard Licenced Year(s):
This study will involve using survey questionnaires to gather data on student usage of the Internet at Aurora College (Ft. Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife campuses). Approximately 150 students will be surveyed in Fort Smith, 70 students in Inuvik, and 150 students in Yellowknife. This data will be evaluated to determine the usefulness of the Internet for communications and research purposes....