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Ohashi, Louise – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In Japan, like most English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts, students have few opportunities to use English in daily life, and this limits their ability to develop their language skills. To address this, many teachers provide homework tasks and guide students towards autonomous learning. In an effort to do the latter, a private Facebook group…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Females, Questionnaires
Hayashi, Yugo – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2015
The present study investigates web-based learning activities of undergraduate students who generate explanations about a key concept taught in a large-scale classroom. The present study used an online system with Pedagogical Conversational Agent (PCA), asked to explain about the key concept from different points and provided suggestions and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Gotoh, Yasushi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The purpose of this study is to use the Analytic Hierarchy Process in order to identify how frequency of media use in daily life affects decision-making in media choice. 276 university students took part in this research, They were asked to prioritize their ways of obtaining information about current affairs using sets of media such as TV, books,…
Descriptors: College Students, Access to Information, News Media, Television
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Waragai, Ikumi; Kurabayashi, Shuichi; Ohta, Tatsuya; Raindl, Marco; Kiyoki, Yasushi; Tokuda, Hideyuki – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This paper presents another stage in a series of research efforts by the authors to develop an experience-connected mobile language learning environment, bridging formal and informal learning. Building on a study in which the authors tried to connect classroom learning (of German in Japan) with learners' real life experiences abroad by having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Social Media, Second Language Learning
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Hamada, Mayumi – Research-publishing.net, 2013
Facebook is, in most countries, a very popular Social Network Service (SNS). Since the launch of its service in Japan in 2008, it has been growing rapidly. As a platform for a link to the world, Facebook can also be used effectively for language learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) environments. The purpose of this project was to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kondo-Brown, Kimi, Ed.; Saito-Abbott, Yoshiko, Ed.; Satsutani, Shingo, Ed.; Tsutsui, Michio, Ed.; Wehmeyer, Ann, Ed. – National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii, 2013
This volume is a collection of selected refereed papers presented at the Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Spring Conference held at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in March of 2011. It not only covers several important topics on teaching and learning spoken and written Japanese and culture in and beyond classroom settings, but also…
Descriptors: Japanese, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
Yamauchi, Yuhei; Fujimoto, Toru; Takahashi, Kaoru; Araki, Junko; Otsuji, Yusuke; Suzuki, Hisashi – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2012
This study examines "the Socla study program" to build a social learning community for high school students using Facebook and other Internet services. In the two-week program, the students worked on individual study projects that focused on their future plans. With the help of volunteer supporters and facilitators, the students found…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Socialization