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Koller, Veronika – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper argues that linguistic skills and awareness are essential requirements for professionals whose work centres on language as a product. Brought about by the commodification of language in developed economies, language work such as brand consulting, text design or online marketing requires linguistic knowledge and resources that many…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Angelovska, Tanja – Language Awareness, 2018
This study is concerned with finding out how L3 (third language) learners recognize and make conscious use of cross-linguistic similarities and differences and whether their metalinguistic reflections are in correlation with their proficiency. Written text productions of thirteen L3 learners of English, aged 20-25, at different L3 levels (A2, B1,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Correlation, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Palfreyman, David M.; Al-Bataineh, Afaf – Language Awareness, 2018
Translanguaging is defined by Canagarajah as 'the ability of multilingual speakers to shuttle between languages, treating the diverse languages that form their repertoire as an integrated system'. University students in our own working context have grown up in a multilingual society and study courses in both Arabic (their first language) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Students
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Radinger, Sandra – Language Awareness, 2018
This paper discusses the relationship between language awareness and agency by means of a follow-up analysis of language diary based interviews with refugees and locals in Vienna collected in 2016. Based on the previous insights gained about the availablity of linguistic resources, the study puts forward arguments for relating the question of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Case Studies, Refugees, Discourse Analysis
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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2018
The present research examines the role of metalinguistic awareness (MLA) in positive transfer from a second to a third language. The main focus is on levels of metalinguistic reflection which emerged from the analysis of think-aloud protocols (TAPs). Previously, a reflexive dimension of MLA was established by means of the "Test d'habiletés…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Protocol Analysis
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Kopecková, Romana – Language Awareness, 2018
In the field of third language acquisition metalinguistic awareness is posited to be a fundamental component of multilingual competence and a key factor facilitating the acquisition of additional languages. Building upon Bialystok's model of attention and control, and Wrembel's research into metaphonological awareness in adult L3 learners, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, Phonological Awareness, Language Acquisition
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
In this paper, we explore the extent to which a stay abroad in a Danish university in which English is a frequent medium of instruction can be a very suitable context for students to increase their language proficiency and to develop both awareness of their communicative skills and their confidence in them. The data analysed come from (i) a pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Abroad, College Students
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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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McCurry, David S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Administrators of distance learning courses and programs are faced with various data needs related to a range of issues; from enrollment tracking to faculty development to cost and revenue analysis. This paper will explore a proposed common data set for online program administrators and strategies for implementation. The framework offered for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bryan, Charity; Leeds, Elke; Wiley, Tarrica – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
In the fall of 2017, the University System of Georgia (USG) embarked upon a robust study to determine the cost of delivering online education at each USG institution. An in-depth analysis related to the cost of online course and faculty development; technology and infrastructure; support services and; administrative services was conducted on each…
Descriptors: Universities, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Online Courses
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Essex, Jane – School Science Review, 2018
This presentation to the ASE Annual Conference 2018 looked at the extent to which the notion of inclusive practice, with specific reference to provision for SEND (special educational needs and disability) but also social inclusion more widely, has impacted upon science teaching, and explored some of the barriers that continue to prevail in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Inclusion, Barriers
Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Jantori, Parinda; Chutataweesawas, Sirikoy – Online Submission, 2018
Due to 'pressures' to publish research papers, a group of novice researchers (n = 9) was encouraged to attend a 'Write right' workshop. The participants were asked to fill out a self-report anxiety questionnaire to understand their worries in writing research papers in English. Afterwards, they were asked to write an essay on situations that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Novices
Chutataweesawas, Sirikoy; Tanchareon, Sumate; Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala – Online Submission, 2018
To create appropriate educational learning media resources for the Karen community in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a project called 'The Research and Development Process of Multimedia Learning Resources' was initiated by a group of researchers from a top-ranked university in Bangkok. It consisted of picture books and an animation film derived from oral…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Resources, Multimedia Instruction, Material Development
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook; Wu, Yin – Online Submission, 2018
This study examines undergraduate students' college readiness and educational engagement gaps in a U.S. public research university. The study reveals the heterogeneity of domestic (American) and international student groups. While typical international students may have disadvantages in college readiness and engagement, English speakers and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Learner Engagement, Achievement Gap, Foreign Students
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Zhang, Haoran; Litman, Diane – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper presents an investigation of using a co-attention based neural network for source-dependent essay scoring. We use a co-attention mechanism to help the model learn the importance of each part of the essay more accurately. Also, this paper shows that the co-attention based neural network model provides reliable score prediction of…
Descriptors: Essays, Scoring, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
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