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Publications

Applied Research & Evaluation (AR&E) is committed to enhancing the reputation of Bow Valley College and contributing to the knowledge base of adult learning through knowledge transfer and dissemination. 

A brief list of our most recent publications appears below. If you would like any information on the following projects or publications, please contact Applied Research and Evaluation.

Addressing the needs of diverse distributed students (2013)

This paper describes the results from two inter-related studies that focused on meeting the challenges associated with providing services to diverse distributed students that are of similar quality to services provided to traditional classroom students.
Shimoni, R., Barrington, G., Wilde, R., & Henwood, S.(2013). Addressing the needs of diverse distributed students. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3).

Understanding Licensed Practical Nurses' Full Scope of Practice (2012)

The goal of this research study was to provide objective, research-based evidence that focused on Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in typical healthcare settings and explored the factors that promote and/or inhibit successful LPN scope of practice utilization in Alberta, Canada.
Shimoni, R. & Barrington, G. (2012). Understanding Licensed Practical Nurses' Full Scope of Practice. Calgary, AB: College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.

Fresh Perspectives

Fresh Perspectives is a newsletter that highlights research being done through the departments at Bow Valley College and notes the innovation and impacts of our applied research for the Bow Valley College community.
Fresh Perspectives 2008-2009
Fresh Perspectives 2010-2011
Fresh Perspectives 2012-2013
Fresh Perspectives 2014-2016

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students engaging in eLearning (2010)

This project was one of two projects resulting from a partnership between several Alberta post-secondary institutions (Lethbridge College, Norquest College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Portage College, and Red Deer College) and eCampusAlberta. This project focused on identifying and assessing best practices in distributed learning.
Shimoni, R. & Barrington, G. (2010). Meeting the needs of diverse students engaging in e-Learning. Calgary, AB: eCampusAlberta

Successful Practices in Supporting Students in Distributed Learning (2010)

This project was one of two projects resulting from a partnership between several Alberta post-secondary institutions (Lethbridge College, Norquest College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Portage College, and Red Deer College) and eCampusAlberta. This project refined the focus to students who were identified as members of diverse sub-groups.
Shimoni, R. & Barrington., G., & Wilde, R. (2010). Successful practices in supporting students in distributed learning. Calgary, AB: Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Supporting Students in Distributed Learning - An eToolkit (2011)

This project resulted from two eLearning studies and was designed to support post-secondary institutions in the assessment and creation of support services for distributed students.
Fiege, K. & Wilde, R. (2011). Supporting students in distributed learning - an eToolkit. Calgary, AB: Alberta Advanced Education and Technology