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Knight, Tim – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper explains how the mobile app and computer software Moxtra has augmented presentation and oral communication classes at the university level. Even the free version of Moxtra allows students to compile a digital portfolio of presentation and storytelling work, involving voice and visuals, to which both the teacher and fellow students have…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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John, Paul; Woll, Nina – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Our study assessed the performance of two Grammar Checkers (GCs), Grammarly and Virtual Writing Tutor, and the grammar checking function in Microsoft Word on a broad range of grammatical errors. The errors occurred in both authentic English as a Second Language (ESL) compositions and simple sentences we generated ourselves. We verified the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Gimeno-Sanz, Ana; Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Martínez-Sáez, Antonio – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper focusses on the (re)design and conversion process of small-scale English as a Foreign Language (EFL) online courseware into a Massive Open Online (Language) Course -- or LMOOC, as it is commonly termed -- for upper-intermediate learners of English offered on edX, one of the most popular MOOC platforms. It stems from the "InGenio…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Enokida, Kazumichi; Sakaue, Tatsuya; Morita, Mitsuhiro; Kida, Shusaku; Ohnishi, Akio – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In this paper, the development of a web application for self-access English vocabulary courses at a national university in Japan will be reported upon. Whilst the basic concepts are inherited from an old Flash-based online vocabulary learning system that had been long used at the university, the new HTML5-based app comes with several new features…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Mehran, Parisa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, especially in educational settings to edutain (i.e. educate and entertain) students and engage them in their learning. This study reports the results of the use of an AR application called BlippAR to augment poster carousel tasks in a blended English…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Visual Aids, Feedback (Response), Qualitative Research
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Waragai, Ikumi; Ohta, Tatsuya; Kurabayashi, Shuichi; Kiyoki, Yasushi; Sato, Yukiko; Brückner, Stefan – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper presents the prototype of a foreign language learning space, based on the construction of an integrated formal/informal learning environment. Before the background of the continued innovation of information technology that places conventional learning styles and educational methods into new contexts based on new value-standards,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Razi, Salim – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This study compares the impact of "open" and "anonymous" peer feedback as an adjunct to teacher-mediated feedback in a digital online environment utilising data gathered on an academic writing course at a Turkish university. Students were divided into two groups with similar writing proficiencies. Students peer reviewed papers…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Academic Discourse
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Ali, Saandia – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper reports on the early stages of a locally funded research and development project taking place at Rennes 2 university. It aims at developing a comprehensive pedagogical framework for pronunciation training for adult learners of English. This framework will combine a direct approach to pronunciation training (face-to-face teaching) with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Mirzaei, Maryam Sadat; Meshgi, Kourosh; Kawahara, Tatsuya – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This study investigates the use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems to epitomize second language (L2) listeners' problems in perception of TED talks. ASR-generated transcripts of videos often involve recognition errors, which may indicate difficult segments for L2 listeners. This paper aims to discover the root-causes of the ASR errors…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Software, Listening Skills, Error Patterns
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Jee, Rebecca Y. – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Voxy, an English-language-learning company, has developed a custom, in-house proficiency exam, the Voxy Proficiency Assessment (VPA), which is given to all learners at the beginning and end of their courses. Using Multinomial Logistic Regression (MLR), the impact of covariates, such as total learning activities completed and total number of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Brine, John; Kaneko, Emiko; Heo, Younghyon; Vazhenin, Alexander; Bateson, Gordon – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In 2014, the University of Aizu was accepted for participation in Japan's national TOP Global University (TGU) initiative. In this paper, we describe our use of video interviewing to prepare Japanese students for our Global Experience Gateway study abroad TGU project. Our university specializes in computer science education at undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ibáñez Moreno, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In this paper the methodological steps taken in the conception of a new mobile application (app) are introduced. This app, called VISP (Videos for Speaking), is easily accessible and manageable, and is aimed at helping students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to improve their idiomaticity in their oral production. In order to do so, the app…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Skill Development, Outcomes of Education, English (Second Language)
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Lammons, Elizabeth; Momata, Yuko; Mynard, Jo; Noguchi, Junko; Watkins, Satoko – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Paper-based tools such as self-evaluation activities, learning plans, reflective journals and learning logs are commonplace for managing Self-Directed Language Learning (SDLL). Such tools not only promote ownership over learning and provide a sense of achievement to learners, but they also promote reflection and raise awareness of learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Learning Processes
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Penman, Christine – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This case study situates the collaborative design of learning objects (interactive online learning material) using the LOC (Learning Object Creator) software in the context of language activities external to the core learning activities of language students at a UK university. It describes the creative and pedagogical processes leading to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, French, Second Language Instruction
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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
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