Ubiquitous Learning International Award for Excellence

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network.

Award Winners for Volume 13

The Effect of Reflexive Feedback on Teacher-Trainer Performance in a Distance-Learning Context

As part of a language teacher-training course in a French university, a team of teacher-researchers, in collaboration with a partner university in the United States, put into place a novel virtual classroom activity led by teacher-training students. The goal of this ongoing project was to improve teaching in an international context while managing the challenges and specificities of distance learning. In this article, we report on the objectives, stages, results, and perspectives of the project, focusing on how reflexive feedback on online teaching influences performance in teacher training.

Chris De Marco has a PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Illinois. He was Professor in the Languages and Cultures Department at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France, where he taught English as a Second Language, American civilization, and communication skills for business. His research interests include teacher education, foreign language testing, and English as a Second language materials development. Chris De Marco is a is an associate member of the "LIDILE" research laboratory (https://lidile.hypotheses.org/).

Christine Evain is a Professor of didactics and language acquisition at the University RENNES 2 in France. She is a member of the "LIDILE" research laboratory (https://lidile.hypotheses.org/). Christine’s research involves the design and evaluation of learning systems. With a background in literature (PhD in Canadian literature) and commercial studies, her publications include more than fifty articles on a wide range of subjects, several volumes of Margaret Atwood’s poetry translated into French, several books on Canadian authors, and the publishing industry.

Past Award Winners

Volume 12

Students’ Perceptions of the Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in an Open Distance e-Learning University

Micheal M Van Wyk, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.1-13

Volume 11

Bringing the Ivory Tower into Students’ Homes: Promoting Accessibility in Online Courses

Marisa Macy, Robert Macy, and Melanie Shaw, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp.13-21

Volume 10

Exploring the Limitations of Face-to-Face Instruction through Blogging: An Emergent Exploration in a Teacher Education Program

John Vitale, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.31-41

Volume 9

Ubiquitous Learning behind the Great Firewall: Transforming the English Major at Shantou University

Thomas J. Haslam, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.9-20

Volume 8

A Proposed Taxonomy of Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives of Mobile Applications to Support Ubiquitous Learning

Ronnie Shroff, Christopher Keyes and Warren S. Linger, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.23-44

Volume 5

Introduction to an Ubiquitous Learning Model to Assess the Ubiquity Level in Higher Education Institutions

Claudia Maria Zea Restrepo, Juan Guillermo Lalinde Pulido, Roberto Aguas, Gloria Patricia Toro Perez and Camilo Vieira Mejia, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.1-15

Volume 2

Anywhere, Anytime - Creating a Mobile Indigenous Language Platform

Tabitha McKenzie, Rāwiri Toia and Hiria McRae, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.167-178

Volume 1

Tech Pushers: Making Administrators into Tech Integration Facilitators

Larry Taylor, Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.33-38