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Current Research Interests
• Use of technologies and their assistance in learning
• Development of theoretical model for Problem-based Learning Objects (PBLOs)
• Testing of tablet based stylus editing software (funded)
• Developpment and study of Collaborative Online Learning Environments (COLE) (funded)
• Development and study of assistive technologies
• Investigation of technologies involved in e- and m-learning

Research Awards
Evaluation of Natural Input Software Verses Competitive Methodologies “Project”
Purpose: To develop a set of protocols that can be used to evaluate Natural Input software versus competitive methodologies
Name of Agency: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario under the Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative
Date of Award: March 2011
Duration: 1 year
Total amount of Award: $60,000
Investigators: Roland vanOostveen, Bill Hunter

Collaborative Online Learning Environment (COLE) prototype completion
Purpose: Complete development of the “Collaborative Online Learning Environment” prototype
Name of Agency: UOIT Internal Funds
Date of Award: Dec. 2007
Duration: 1 year
Total amount of Award: $15,000
Investigators: Francois Desjardins, Roland vanOostveen

Professional Development Learning Environments (PDLE): Development, Exploration and Evaluation
Purpose: Develop a 4 video-based case studies and online PDLEs to house them, establishing communities of learners who will implement action research processes (see Technical Reports below)
Name of Agency: Canadian Council on Learning - Adult Learning
Date of Award: July 1, 2007
Duration: 1 year
Total amount of Award: $69, 494
Investigators: Roland vanOostveen (PI), Francois Desjardins, Bill Muirhead, Bill Hunter, Robin Kay
Collaborators: Karen Goodnough (MUN), G. Michael Bowen (MSVU), Janette Hughes (UOIT), Tony Bartley (LakeheadU), Donatille Mujawamariy (UOttawa).
Consultants: George Ramos (Web In Motion), Christian Desjardins (Lamas Communications Inc.)

Exploration and evaluation of professional development learning environments (PDLEs)
Purpose: Research project funding
Name of Agency: SSHRC ITST
Date of Award: Feb. 2007
Duration: 1 year
Total amount of Award: $48, 456
Investigators: Roland vanOostveen (PI), Robin Kay, Bill Muirhead, Bill Hunter
Collaborators: Karen Goodnough (MUN), G. Michael Bowen (MSVU), Janette Hughes (UOIT)

Science Education (Argumentation) Video Case Development
Purpose: Develop a training video case used to document the development of skills of argumentation in high school science students
Name of Agency: UOIT Teaching Innovation Fund
Date of Award: April 2006
Duration: 6 mo.
Total amount of Award: $5,000
Investigators: Roland vanOostveen (PI), Robin Kay, Bill Hunter, Bill Muirhead

Tablet PC Usage in Post-Secondary Education: Faculty
Purpose: Research project funding
Name of Agency: Toshiba Canada Ltd.
Date of Award: Jan. 2005
Duration: 6 mo.
Total amount of Award: $7,500
Investigators: Roland vanOostveen (PI), Bill Muirhead

Tablet PC Usage in Post-Secondary Education: Students
Purpose: Research project funding
Name of Agency: IBM Canada Ltd.
Date of Award: February 2005
Duration: 1 year
Total amount of Award: $30, 000 (out of a $70,000 budget)
Investigators: Roland van Oostveen (PI), Bill Muirhead



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