Recent Dissertations and Theses in Technology Studies

In Progress and Recent Theses and Dissertations in Technology Studies (Selected)

(few from CSCI w/ substantial support from Technology Studies faculty)

See also Alumni

Ph.D. Dissertations in Progress

Gutica, Mirela. Ph.D. (in progress, Spring 2013). Heroes of Math Island: Designing Engaging Educational Games. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Trey, C. L. (in progress). Supporting Lifelong Learning for Health and Healthy Aging through Digital Literacies. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Arntzen, Jenny. (in progress). Investigating Integrated Learning of New Teacher-Leaders During their First Year of Induction into Teaching. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Gauthier, James. (in progress, Spring 2015).  TBA

Shaw, Ash. (in progress, Spring 2015). TBA

Kim, Soowook. (in progress). Exploring FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in a Colony of PCSS (Proprietary and Closed Source Software). Ph.D. Dissertation.

Kaminski, June. (in progress). A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Perceptions of Nursing Informatics and Education Culture. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Kim, Juyun. (in progress). An Actor-Network of Serious Gameplay in South Korea. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Current MA Research

Completed Ph.D. Dissertations

Bowles, Ron. (May 2013). From Diagnosis to Discernment: Fostering Clinical Judgment of Paramedic Learners in Immersive High Fidelity Simulations. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Wang, Yifei. (December 2012). Designing Immersive Language Learning Environments for Virtual Worlds. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Ramos, Don. (December 2011). The Perceptions of Game Developers Compared to Research on Employment Readiness Regarding Shortcomings in Expertise and Implications for Curriculum Development. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Jahng, Namsook. (December 2010). Examining Collaborative Learning Processes in an Online Course. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Lacroix, Lionel. (2010). Learning Mathematics for the Workplace: An Activity Theory Case of Pipe Trades Training. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Namita, Yoko. (2010). Teachers’ Perceptions of Media Education in Greater Vancouver: Challenges and Possibilities. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Peterson, Jennifer. (2007). Excavating Barbie / Excavating Me: Digital Making (My) Inarticulate Space. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Zhang, Zuochen. (2007). An Investigation of the Preferred learning Practices of Culturally Diverse Students in an Online Distance Education Environment. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Guo, Ruth. (2006). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy in Teacher Education: A Case Study of the University of British Columbia. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Sameshima, Pauline. (2006). Seeing red: A pedagogy of parallax. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Braundy, Marcia. (2005). Feminisms and Masculinities at Work: Intervening in the Social Construct. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Dean, Virginia. (2003). Case Study of teachers’ Experiences Participating in a Ministry of Education Technology Initiative. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Feng, Franc. (2003). Between Immediacy and Reification: Quotidian Pedagogy, Narrative, and Recovery of Language and Meaning in Nature. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Klinger, Shulamit. (2002). “Are they talking yet?” Online discourse as political action in an education policy forum. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Collins, Steve. (2000). The Complexity of a Participatory Democracy in a Public Primary Classroom: The Interplay of Student Autonomy and Responsibility. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Kithyo, Isaac Matttemu. (1999). Making Sense of Career Choices: The Case of Technical Training Institutions in Kenya. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Krug, Kersti. (1999). A Hypermediated Ethnography of Organizational Change: Conversations in the Museum of Anthropology. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Penberg, David. (1998). Abecedarian: A Multimedia Education Story. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Begorey, Deborah. (1994). Engagement with Text: Collaborative Writing in a High Technology Company. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Completed M.A. Theses

Halim, Peter. (2013). Video Gaming in the Classroom: Insights and Ideas from Teenage Students. MA Thesis.

Gutica, Mirela. (2008). Emotional Design: An Investigation into Designers’ Perceptions of Incorporating Emotion into Software. M.A. Thesis.

Wang, Yifei. (April 2008). Designing Chatbot Interfaces for Language Learning: Ethnographic Research into Affect and Users’ Experiences. M.A. Thesis.

Arntzen, Jennifer. (2007). Mentoring and Information and Communication Technologies in Teacher Education: Synthesizing Research Literature and Research Practice. M.A. Thesis.

Brennan, Karen. (2007). Building A Community Of (New Media) Practice: Sharing Learning Stories From A Videoblogging Collective. M.A. Thesis.

Brown, Rory. (2007). Building the Prospector Canoe: Narrative Inquiry in a Life of Craft. M.A. Thesis.

Hall, Lauren. (2007). Relationality, Hybridity, Awareness: Being with AIBO. M.A. Thesis.

Ip, Chung Y. (2007). An Analysis Of Gender And Performance For Students Writing The British Columbia Grade 12 Provincial Exams. M.A. Thesis.

Park, HyeRan. (2006). Investigating the Effect of Computer-Assisted Science Instruction on Korean Middle School Boys and Girls’ Achievement, Attitudes and Career Aspirations. M.A. Thesis.

Najaf, Hedieh. (2006). Developing a Web-Supported Community in the Service of Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of Vancouver School Board Early. M.A. Thesis.

Cook, Sean. (2005). School, Inc.: A Performance Ethnography of the Effects of Corporate Sponsorship on Public Education. M.A. Thesis.

Cormier, Gregory. (2005). Student School/Work Transitions In British Columbia: A Case Study of the Career Technical Centre In Abbotsford. M.A. Thesis.

Zhang, Tianyi. (2005). Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and the Two-Year Elementary Teacher Education Program. M.A. Thesis.

Jhang, Namsook. (2004). A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Online Distance Education. M.A. Thesis.

Dalley, Stephen R. (2004). Technology Education in British Columbia: A Survey of History, Programs and Practices. M.A. Thesis.

Hollands, Anita. (2003). Factors Affecting Secondary School Students Participation in a Distributed Learning Course. M.A. Thesis.

Yusyp, Maryjanne. (2002). Use of problem-based learning for in-service teacher training in computer integration in the classroom. M.A. Thesis.

Spence, Jeff. (2000). Implementing the Internet into the Ongoing Teaching Practice of Secondary School Teachers: A Model for Professional Development. M.A. Thesis.

Dean, Virginia. (1999). Improving the Secondary School Career Preparation Program Through Action Research. M.A. Thesis.

March, George S. (1999). Multimedia CD-ROM Storybooks and Traditional Print Storybooks: A Comparison of the Reading Comprehension and Attitude of Third-Grade Students. M.A. Thesis.

Budd, Barbara. (1998). Running the Course: Complexity and Enactivism in Education. M.A. Thesis.

Feng, Franc. (1996). The Effect of Gender, Prior Experience and Learning Setting on Computer Competency. M.A. Thesis.

Halff, Lawrence. (1996). De/composing Constellations: Reflections on the Development of a Collaborative Multimedia Ethnographic Research Tool. M.A. Thesis.

Reitchel, Craig. (1996). Promoting Autonomous Learners in Technology Education. M.A. Thesis.

Sutherland, Emily. (1996). Kids are Going to Think Girls can’t be Super Heroes: Using Praxis to Challenge the Gendered Attitudes and Behaviours of Elementary School Children. M.A. Thesis.

Bastone, Chris. (1995). Transgressing the Technocratic Culture of Technology Education. M.A. Thesis.

Doll, Judith. (1994). Lipstick, Laptops, Lumber and Lathes: A Study of the Significance of Technology Education to Female Students. M.A. Thesis.

Langill, Lindsay. (1993). Gender-Related Differences in Technology Education Related to Problem Solving. M.A. Thesis.

Campbell, Steve (1992). Impacts of Computer Use upon Primary Classroom Routines. M.A. Thesis.

Gervin, Debbe (1992). What teachers need to know about programming. M.A. Thesis.

Boni, Mary. (1992). Visual Computer Simulation in Instruction of Apparel Production. M.A. Thesis.

Collins, Steve (1991). The Use of Hypermedia in Cooperative Learning Groups Composed of Students with Heterogeneous Learning Styles. M.A. Thesis.

MacIsaac, D.L. (1991). The design and implementation of microcomputer-based laboratory instrumentation in the B.C. high school curriculum. M.A. Thesis.

O’Riley, Patricia. (1991). Contextualizing the Gendered and Industrial Bias of Technology Education. M.A. Thesis.


Completed M.Ed. Graduating Papers/Projects (Selected)

You, Liang. (2012). An Analysis of Apple’s iPad Marketing Campaign for Education. M Ed. Paper.

Chan, Anna. (2007). Sustainable Business Technology Education. M.Ed. Paper.

Couturier, Siriya. (2007). Using Moodle: an Open-Source Course Management System for a Second Language Course. M.Ed. Paper.

Begg, Stephen. (2007). An Indigenous Education Initiative in Drafting and Design. M.Ed. Paper.

Da Silva, Pedro. (2006). Designing a Dream: The design and production of online educational games. M.Ed. Paper.

Olson, Robert. (2006). Engineering: Super Mileage Vehicles. M.Ed. Paper.

Thomas, Lisa. (2006). Educational Change and Information and Communication Technology. M.Ed. Paper.

Szeto, Simon. (2002). Information Technology in a Global Society. M.Ed. Project.

Brand, Steve. (2000). The Future of Linux in K-12 Education in BC. M.Ed. Project.

Davidson, JoAnn. (2000). Constructing Learning Communities in Yukon Schools: A Pedagogical Approach For Technology Integration. M.Ed. Paper.

Jung, Terrence. (2000). Implementing Computer Technology into Schools: What are the issues? M.Ed. Paper.

Kailley, Robbie (2000). Implementation of Constructivism and User-Interface Design in Making Educational Software. M.Ed. Paper.

Taylor, Dennis. (2000). What Choices do They Have? Media Literacy, K-6. M.Ed. Paper.

Xie, Lizhen. (2000). ESL Students Using E-mail to Learn English Vocabulary. M.Ed. Paper.
Younger, Don. (2000). Technology Education Course Offerings and Administrative Perspective. M.Ed. Paper.

Bateman. Terance P. (1999). The Fraser River Adventure: An Elementary Schools Digital Media Projects. M.Ed. Paper.

Jung, Terrence (1999). Implementing Computer Technology into Schools: What Are the Issues? M.Ed. Paper.

Phillips, Walter. (1999). A History of Technology Education in Jamaica. M.Ed. Paper.

Schultz, Randall. (1999). The Development of a Design and Drawing Course for Post-secondary Education. M.Ed. Paper.

Sinclair, Brian. (1999). A planning framework for the Implementation of Technology in Education. M.Ed. Paper.

Vague, Ronald. (1999). Media Arts 11: The Integration of Art and Technology. M.Ed. Paper.

Woo, Peter. (1999). Web-Based Instruction for Elementary and Secondary Schools. M.Ed. Paper.

Moody, Lori. (1998). Creating an Awareness of Cultural Bias in Educational Software. Enrouraging Pluralistic, Multicultural Classrooms. M.Ed. Paper.

Swansborough, David. (1998). Curriculum Within a Community: The Study of Walton Boats as a Curriculum Model. M.Ed. Paper.

Tang, Chelsea (1998). Computers and Cooperative Learning. M.Ed. Paper.

Esworthy, Phillip. (1998). A Structures Course for Pre-Service Technology Education Students. M.Ed. Paper.

Henderson, B. (1997). Computer animation: Curriculum and learning support. M.Ed. Paper.

Lloyd, Holly. (1997). Integration Technology in the Past and More Effective Teaching. M.Ed. Paper.

Lindsay, Barbara (1996). Computer Technology: Where Are We Going? M.Ed. Paper.

Tivy, Brian. (1996). A users guide to the integrated resource package document: technology education K to 10. M.Ed. Paper.

Wilson, Sarah. (1996). A Holistic Strategy for Design and Communication Technology: Drafting, Design, CAD, and Problem Solving. M.Ed. Paper.

De Buysscher, Debbie (1994). Computers and student motivation. M.Ed. Paper.

Wrinch, Ruch (1994). Student Use of Computer Technology In the Intermediate Grades. M.Ed. Paper.

Corder, Pat (1992). The Effects of Word Processing on the Writing of Six Year Olds. M.Ed. Paper.

One response to “Recent Dissertations and Theses in Technology Studies

  1. Good topics and I hope educationists can have access to them

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