Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Volume 27 Number 1 available

The  Journal of Computing in Higher EducationVolume 27 Number 1 is now available online.

In this issue

Reviewers 2014

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The implementation of service-learning in graduate instructional design coursework

Jill E. Stefaniak

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Making learning more visible through e-assessment: implications for feedback

Marc Lafuente Martínez, Ibis M. Álvarez Valdivia & Ana Remesal Ortiz

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Motivation, instructional design, flow, and academic achievement at a Korean online university: a structural equation modeling study

Young Ju Joo, Eunjung Oh & Su Mi Kim

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Crowdsourcing content creation in the classroom

Thomas T. Hills

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#ETAD lost a friend in Cole Kirby

1114424_A_20150225 Cole Kirby

We received the sad news yesterday that our friend and ETAD alumnus, Cole Kirby, passed away late last week.  Cole was a wonderful colleague who completed our program in the 1990s.  Cole could take on the most serious of issues, argue it with intelligence, wit, and compassion, and then break everyone up with his  remarkable sense of humour.  Rest in peace, Cole, and we send our deepest sympathies to his family.

We’re sharing here the obituary that appeared today in the Star Phoenix.

Cole James Kirby
January 19, 1957 – February 20, 2015
Cole passed away in his home in Saskatoon, SK, at the age of 58. Cole was born in Duncan, BC and spent his years growing up in Victoria, BC, where he met the love of his life, Marie. Cole and Marie moved to Saskatoon at the age of 23 where Cole took his B.Ed at the U of S. He began working for the Saskatoon Public School Board shortly thereafter. He spent a lot of his working days involved with extra- curricular activities within the schools he worked as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal in both the elementary and high school systems. Cole went on to further his education to receive his M.Ed from the U of S in 1993. He was a very talented and competitive football player in his younger years, and was also an avid curler. Cole was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest curling match. He loved sports and enjoyed watching both football and hockey games. Cole was a die-hard Habs fan. He was involved in hockey drafts, including the Alberta Pool and the Couch Potatoes for 25 years. He loved watching his daughter and son play soccer, hockey, and many other activities during their lives growing up in Saskatoon. Cole is loved and remembered by his parents, James (Jim) and Ellen Kirby, his wife of 35 years Marie Kirby, his son Tanner (Lynsie), his daughter Kristen (John-Michael) and 6 month old granddaughter, Kinley Martens. Also by his brothers, Clay Kirby, wife Patty; and Rod Kirby, wife Michelle; and his sister Michelle Whitman, and husband Dave. Please join us in the Celebration of the life of Cole James Kirby at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Acadia McKague’s Funeral Centre at 915 Acadia Dr, Saskatoon, SK. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke – See more at:

Call for Nominations: 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Desire2Learn are pleased to invite submissions for the 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. This Award celebrates and recognizes innovative approaches that promote learning in new ways at post-secondary institutions. Awards are open to all instructors currently teaching at a post-secondary institution, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment. Applications in French or English are welcomed. Candidates do not need to be members of STLHE to apply.

Award winners (up to five per year) receive the following:
1) $1200 for registration, travel to attend Brightspace’s FUSION Conference
2) $1000 for registration, travel to attend the Annual STLHE Conference
3) Two year membership in STLHE

Submission Deadline
March 1, 2015.

Further details and award criteria:

La Société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (SAPES) et Desire2Learn sont heureux de vous inviter à soumettre votre candidature pour le Prix de l’innovation Brightspace 2015 pour l’avancement de la pédagogie. Ce prix célèbre et reconnaît les approches novatrices qui présentent la pédagogie sous un nouveau jour dans les établissements postsecondaires. Le prix est offert à tous les professeurs qui enseignent dans un établissement postsecondaire, quels que soient la discipline, le niveau ou la durée de l’affectation. Les demandes en français et en anglais sont les bienvenues. Les candidats n’ont pas besoin d’être membres de la SAPES pour soumettre leur dossier.

Les lauréats du prix (jusqu’à cinq par année) reçoivent :

1) 1200 $ pour couvrir les frais d’inscription et de déplacement pour assister au congrès FUSION de Brightspace;
2) 1000 $ pour couvrir les frais d’inscription et de déplacement pour assister au congrès annuel de la SAPES;
3) une adhésion à la SAPES d’une durée de deux ans;

Date limite :
1 mars 2015

Renseignements supplémentaires et critères d’admissibilité :