The EILAB at the Faculty of Education, UOIT, Canada, is a digital facility for exploring human-computer-human interaction for learning. It is a hub for researchers and collaborations from around the world. The EILAB is a member of the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) and the AEGIS project, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Ontario. EILAB research explores: 1) democratized, fully online learning, 2) digital competencies for online and mobile learning, and 3) social, physiological and cultural dimensions of collaborative online learning.
New Video: Fully Online Learning Discussion at Royal Roads
EILAB Director, Dr. Roland van Oostveen recently presented the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) model at Royal Roads University. As the author of FOLC, Dr. van Oostveen’s research investigates dimensions of social interaction in online learning communities, digital competencies in online learning, problem-based learning (PBL), and the development of effective online learning environments. As Director of the EILAB, Dr. van Oostveen is building an international research network around the EILAB for exploring cross-cultural applications of the model. [Learn more, and watch the video.]
Culture, Digital Competency and Online Learning in Ukraine
This international pilot course and research study explores relationships between dimensions of culture (using the model of Hofstede), digital competencies (as defined and measured by the General Technology Competency and Use framework) and collaborative online learning for educational transformation in Ukraine. It is conducted within the framework of a Canada-Ukraine research partnership between UOIT and Kyiv National Economic University. This partnership is UOIT’s first such partnership with Ukraine. [View project page.]