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Stork, Michele Garabedian; Zhang, Jingshun; Wang, Charles Xiaoxue – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
To explore the potential for building multicultural awareness in university students using synchronous technology, faculty members from an American regional state university and a Chinese regional university collaborated to find appropriate ways to integrate synchronous technology (e.g., Adobe Connect) into a teacher education program in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Nishio, Tomoe; Nakatsugawa, Masanobu – CALICO Journal, 2018
Drawing from activity theory and its notion of contradictions of various levels, the present study analyzes tensions that emerged during a six-week telecollaborative project between American learners of Japanese (AMU students) and Japanese learners of English (JPU students) regarding expectations and manners of interaction. Transpacific groups of…
Descriptors: North Americans, Japanese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Meyr, Justine Meyr – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Scholars and educators have described participation in target language (TL) communities as one of the primary aims of language learning, holding a fundamental position in ACTFL's (2011) "Standards." Limited work has been conducted to describe how students participate in and gain access to these TL communities through various forms of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, College Students
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Cho, Jaehee; Lee, H. Erin; Quinlan, Margaret – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: Based on the technology acceptance model (TAM), we explored the nationally-bounded roles of four predictors (subjective norms, entertainment, recordability, and networkability) in determining the TAM variables of perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEOU), and behavioral intention (BI) to use diet/fitness apps on…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students
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Al-wossabi, Sami Ali Nasr – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
As English is one of the most spoken languages in the globally interconnected world of today, many Saudi universities are enrolling their EFL students in summer intensive English programs at US universities. The main purpose is to enhance their EFL students' oral competencies. This new policy is, in fact, the result of the failure of CLT practices…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison; Scapin, Rafael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This article briefly reviews the history of assistive technologies in American and Canadian postsecondary education starting in the 1990s, discusses the accessibility of e-learning and information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently popular in postsecondary education, and highlights emerging trends. Increasing use of universal design…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Disabilities
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Suzuki, Chizuko; Ishida, Kenichi; Yoshihara, Shota; Schultheis, Klaudia; Riedhammer, Barbara – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This study evaluates an international collaborative project developed and practiced on the internet, as a form of SNS, focusing on how much university students from six countries worldwide participated in the project, from the viewpoint of the participants' contribution to the forum discussion of their own group's topic on education. The 66…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Language Usage
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2012
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Leadership
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Shuttleworth, Roger – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
The language settings used on personal computers interact with the spell-checker in Microsoft Word, which directly affects the flagging of spellings that are deemed incorrect. This study examined the language settings of personal computers owned by a group of Canadian university students. Of 21 computers examined, only eight had their Windows…
Descriptors: Computers, Foreign Countries, North American English, Spelling
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Battig, Michael; Shariq, Muhammad – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
Using a previously published study of how students differentiate between computing disciplines, this study attempts to validate the original research and add additional hypotheses regarding the type of institution that the student resides. Using the identical survey instrument from the original study, students in smaller colleges and in different…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Intellectual Disciplines, College Students, Validity
Chikatla, Suhana Benny Prasad – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the study was to explore similarities and differences among the American and Indian participants in their preference, use, performance accuracy, and performance time in reading and interpreting embellished 3D and simple 2D charts. The participants for this study consisted of 100 American and 100 Indian students studying at a…
Descriptors: Indians, Charts, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Differences
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Dishno, Aaron Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Every year, on-campus student housing at colleges and universities throughout the United States populates with over 2.6 million students, many of which are first-time freshmen. To students in housing, finding the right roommate can decrease the effects of homesickness, minimize roommate conflict, and help build long-lasting relationships. Research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Housing, Academic Achievement, Expertise