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Sain, Noridah; Bown, Andy; Fluck, Andrew; Kebble, Paul –, 2017
In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
Lee, Chien-Sing; Wong, Kuok-Shoong Daniel – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Scaffolding is crucial as transfer of learning does not occur naturally and teaching-learning strategies found to be effective for experts may not be suitably adopted as is for novice learners. Furthermore, opportunities are often "found" or "made." The quality of solutions, however, is mediated by different conceptualizations…
Descriptors: Design, Case Studies, Metacognition, STEM Education
Sazalli, Nurhasmiza; Wegerif, Rupert; Kleine-Staarman, Judith – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
We report on the provisional findings of an ongoing research project investigating the pedagogical affordances of mobile learning in combination with Web 2.0 tools for the learning of English for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Using Design Based Research (DBR) as an approach to conduct this study, this paper will first present the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications
Lim, Jane See Yin; Harper, Barry; Chicharo, Joe F. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Higher education institutions are currently examining how the current emerging technologies and social media applications can be integrated with the appropriate teaching pedagogies adopted by higher education institutions to provide students with learning experiences that take advantage of these new affordances. Due to the continuous and pervasive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Technology Uses in Education
Meng, Bok Check; Soon, Goh Ying – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Giving additional learning materials such as Chinese fantasy novel to non-native learners can be strenuous. This study seeks to render empirical support on the usefulness of the use of new words in Chinese fantasy novel to enhance vocabulary learning among the non-native learners of Chinese. In general, the students agreed that they like to learn…
Descriptors: Chinese, Fantasy, Novels, Second Language Learning
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Strotmann, Birgit; Bamond, Victoria; Lopez Lago, Jose Maria; Bailen, Maria; Bonilla, Sonia; Montesinos, Francisco – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2014
Few studies have been conducted at the tertiary level on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). The current study aims to gather and share preliminary data concerning CLIL in higher education at several universities in different countries. A questionnaire and brief description of the project and its objectives were emailed to all…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Questionnaires
Chan, Nee Nee; Walker-Gleaves, Alan; Remedios, Richard – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
With its wide-ranging applications and multiple features, the smartphone is propelling a new way of learning "on the fly". Mobile learning is more than simply learning with certain types of digital technologies: through everyday practices of using the smartphone, learning can take place in formal and informal settings and in the boundary…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Ling, Lee Kar – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of bilingual teaching and learning methodology for Vietnamese postgraduate students from 2011-2012. Overall, the findings indicated relatively positive outcomes in most of the spectrum evaluated or assessed. These findings were then compared with previous researches and to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Correlation