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Santoveña-Casal, Sonia – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The main objective of this study was to analyse the influence of social media participation on academic performance. The sample consisted of 1960 students taking one of two courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, respectively (Faculty of Education, National Distance Education University, Spain), of whom 411 students carried out an activity…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Martínez-Tenor, Ángel; Cruz-Martín, Ana; Fernández-Madrigal, Juan-Antonio – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Preparing students for dealing with a world more and more densely populated with physical machines that possess learning capabilities, e.g. intelligent robots, is of the utmost importance in engineering. In this paper, we describe and analyse a design of interactive sessions devoted to the application of some machine learning (ML) methods within a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Robotics, Masters Programs, Reinforcement
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Goria, Cecilia, Ed.; Guetta, Lea, Ed.; Hughes, Neil, Ed.; Reisenleutner, Sandra, Ed.; Speicher, Oranna, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume examines many of the complex issues regarding the language skills and professional competencies acquired by students studying Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at universities in the United Kingdom and across Europe. It also outlines the innovative pedagogical strategies, methods, and resources employed by language academics to help…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers
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Jordano de la Torre, María – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The last five years have been witnessing the publication of two crucial documents in the field of language teaching and technology: 'CEFR: Companion Volume with New Descriptors' (Council of Europe, 2018) and 'DigCompEdu' (Punie & Redecker, 2017). These publications will be decisive for the design of new study plans aimed at the training of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers, Information Technology
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Comas-Quinn, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper reviews three attempts to incorporate technology-enabled online volunteer translation communities into language teaching in formal education. Through taking part in these communities, participants can develop many important skills, including digital, participatory, and information literacy, alongside improving their language skills and…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction