Research

The following people have participated in research under a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

  • Andrew Feenberg, principal investigator
  • Eva Bures, researcher
  • Cindy Xin, researcher
  • Norm Friesen, researcher
  • Geoffrey Glass, designer and developer
  • Phil Abrami, consultant

Earlier related work was funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

Refereed conference papers

  1. Glass, G., Xin, M.C. & Feenberg, A. (2010). Technology and the experience of education. Policy Futures in Education, special issue Democratization of philosophy of education and technologies.
  2. Xin, M. C., Glass, G., Feenberg, A., Bures, E. M., & Abrami, P. (2010). Engaging online dialogue: The pedagogy of annotation-enhanced discussion forums. Paper accepted at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning – A Joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT with MoodleMoot, July 20-23, San Jose, California.
  3. Xin, M. C. & Glass, G. (2010). Designing for engagement: Marginalia, an annotation add-on to the Moodle discussion forum. Paper accepted at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning – A Joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT with MoodleMoot, July 20-23, San Jose, California.
  4. Xin, M.C. (2010). A critique of the Community of Inquiry model. Paper accepted at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, April 30 – May 4, Denver, Colorado.
  5. Bures, E.M., Feenberg, A., Xin, C. & Abrami, P. C. (April, 2010). Highlighting and annotating in the online margins: Intended and Unintended Ways University Students Use the Feature. Paper accepted at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, 2010.
  6. Xin, M. C., Glass, G., Feenberg, A., Liu, H. P., & Gou, X. R. (2009). An annotation-enhanced online discussion forum: Design and usage. Paper presented at the 13th UNESCO-APEID International Conference on Education and World Bank-KERIS High Level Seminar on ICT in Education, November 15-17, Hangzhou, China.
  7. Bures, E. M., Xin, M. C., Abrami, P. & Feenberg, A. (2009). Annotating, highlighting, and labeling: How can structured features support high-level online dialogue? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, April 13-17, San Diego.
  8. Xin, M. C., Glass, G., Wise, A., Bures, E., Feenberg, A., Abrami, P., Friesen, N., Stollings, L., McLeod, D-L., Villeneuve, H. E., & Schalle, S. (2009). Bridging past and present: Advancing intellectual engagement in online discussion through Web annotation. Paper presented at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual International Conference, May 10-13, Ottawa.
  9. Xin, M. C., Glass, G. & Feenberg, A. (2008). The functions of Marginalia in facilitating re-visitation, interaction, and reflection in online discussion. Paper presented at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual International Conference, April 27 – 30, Banff, Alberta. Also presented at the Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning, May 7 – 9, Carefree, Arizona.
  10. Xin, M. C. & Glass, G. (2005). Enhancing online discussion through Web annotation. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005, 3212-3217. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available online at http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=21692

Book chapter

  1. Xin, M. C., Glass, G., Feenberg, A., Bures, E. M., & Abrami, P. (forthcoming, 2010). An investigation of annotation-enhanced online discussion forums. In F. Pozzi & D. Persico (Eds.) Techniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, IGI Global Publishing. Available at http://webmarginalia.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CSCL_Marginalia_12Jan2010-4app.pdf

Journal Articles

  1. Glass, G., Xin, C. & Feenberg, A. (forthcoming). Technology and the experience of education. Policy Futures in Education, special issue Democratization of Philosophy of Education and Technologies.
  2. Xin, C. (2012). A critique of the Community of Inquiry framework. Journal of Distance Education, 26(1). Available at http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/755/1330
  3. Xin, M.C. and Feenberg, A. (2007). “Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discussion,” Journal of Distance Education, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1-25. Reprinted as “Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse,” E-Learning, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 415-432. http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/content/pdfs/4/issue4_4.asp#4

Encyclopedia Entry

  1. Feenberg, A. & Xin. M. C. (2003). Facilitation. In A. DiStefano, K. E. Rudestarn, & R. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, Sage Publications, London, pp. 163-166. Available online at http://www.textweaver.org/facilitation.htm.

Monograph and Manuscripts

  1. Hamilton, E., Xin, M. C. & Feenberg, A. (2005). Online education: New approaches to history and theory. Applied Communication and Technology Laboratory Monograph Series No. 1. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University.
  2. Feenberg, A. & Xin. M. C. (2002). A teacher’s guide to moderating online discussion forums: From theory to practice. Available online at http://www.textweaver.org/pedagoy.htm

Invited Keynotes

  1. Feenberg, A. (2010). (Title forthcoming). International Conference on Technological Learning & Thinking, sponsored by The University of British Columbia and The University of Western Ontario, Faculties of Education, in conjunction with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, June 17-21,Vancouver, BC.
  2. Feenberg, A. (2010). (Title forthcoming). Canadian eLearning Conference. June 22-25, Edmonton, Alberta
  3. Feenberg, A. (2008). “The Online Education Controversy,” paper presented at the Conference on Technology for Learning, Teaching and the Institution, Joint Information System Committee-Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (JISC-CETIS) of the UK’s education funding councils, November 27, Birmingham, UK.

Other conference presentations, invited speeches

  1. Xin, M.C. (2010). Teaching with technology: Ends and means. Roundtable discussion at the Educational Developers Caucus Conference, February 18 -20, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  2. Xin, M.C. (2009). Teaching, technology, and Web 2.0. Invited speech at the Research 2.0 Workshop, Thompson River University, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  3. Xin, M. C. (2009). From active reading to active construction: An investigation of technology-enhanced online discussion forums. Paper presented at the Canadian eLearning Conference, June 17-19, Vancouver.
  4. Xin, M. C. & Glass, G. (2009). From “thought graffiti” to “nods on the side”: Using Web annotation to advance online dialogue. Workshop presented at the Canadian eLearning Conference, June 17-19, Vancouver.
  5. Xin, M.C. & Glass, G. (2009). Facilitating online interaction: the design and pedagogy of Marginalia. Presentation at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Engaging Learning Symposium, June 10, Surrey, British Columbia.
  6. Xin, M.C. & Glass, G. (2009). Marginalia annotation for Moodle discussion forums. Poster presenation at the Foundations of Innovation Online Teaching and Learning Showcase, University of Victoria, April 28, Victoria, British Columbia.
  7. Xin, M. C., Glass, G. & Neal, V. (2009). Advancing online dialogue through Web annotation. Workshop at the Plymouth e-Learning Conference, April 23 -24, Plymouth, UK.
  8. Xin, M. C. & Glass, G. (2009). Marginalia: Enhancing Moodle discussion forums. Paper presented at the Canadian Moodle Moot, April 1-4, Edmonton.

Award

  1. BC Innovation Award in Educational Technology, 2008