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Alzain, Hanan A. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The study aimed at identifying the role of social networks (Google and Edmodo) in supporting collaborative e-learning based on Connectivism Theory from the perspective of the students of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). A questionnaire was designed to identify the most important challenges of collaborative e-learning. Another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Learning Theories
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Awada, Ghada; Diab, Hassan B. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study that investigated the effectiveness of Google Earth and Wiki tools in improving the oral presentation skills of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and boosting their motivation for learning. The participants (n =81) are enrolled in writing classes at two English-medium…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Public Speaking
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Ellahi, Abida – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The central objective of this study is to investigate the extent to which social networking sites can affect learning effectiveness, and to what amount this technology can be used as supplementary elements for existing pedagogy methods prevailing in a developing country. The study used a teaching case research method to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Web Sites, Conventional Instruction
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Franco-Camargo, Lubin Fernando; Camacho-Vásquez, Gonzalo – English Language Teaching, 2018
ICT role in education nowadays is not only important, but also effective; its advancement allows a vast opportunity to be explored by EFL teachers into the EFL classroom. This action-research study envisioned and carried out from our teaching practice basis with English language B1 level students at Weisheit institute. Observation and instruments…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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Cerna, Miloslava – Open Learning, 2018
The paper discusses the deployment of cognitive and affective components for teaching languages in a blended learning university setting. A modified expectancy model of motivation was designed and applied. The usability testing of a language education website was used as a framework with affective and cognitive features. The selection of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tezer, Murat; Çimsir, Burcu Turan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This research aimed to examine the impact of using mobile-supported learning management systems (LMS) in teaching web design on the academic success of students and their opinion on the course; and it was conducted on 70 volunteer students (35 experimental, 35 control) enrolled at Giresun University, Technical Sciences Vocational School, Computer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Integrated Learning Systems
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Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua, Angeles; Simpson, Ormond – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
European universities face great challenges dealing with twenty-first century world changes. Deep transformations are required to a wide range of life-long learning scenarios, which are replacing traditional modes of university study and giving access to students in more flexible ways. To address the transformation in learning, the European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Çelebi, Nurhayat; Selçuk, Gülenaz; Peker, Huriye Sevinç – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Today's rapidly evolving technology is expanding the use of innovative communication technologies and their usage areas. to traditional communication technologies today; smartphones, laptop computers, handheld computers, and tablets are also added. Wireless communication technology removes time and space limits, allowing people to communicate both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khlaisang, Jintavee – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study aimed to create a new pedagogy-based website based on the analysis of the needs of 7147 website users who visited the Thailand Cyber University (TCU) project website during 2011-2013. The study consisted of 4 stages: (1) examining learners' needs and literature related to developing a lifelong learning framework, (2) designing a site…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Virtual Universities, Needs
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Miller, J. L.; Wilson, K.; Miller, J.; Enomoto, K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The use of humour in teaching and learning can be contentious, with some authors suggesting that the efficacy of humorous materials is mediated by the culture of the student. Nevertheless, humour represents a potential vehicle for the introduction of active learning in a classroom setting, as judicious use of humour may lead to a more relaxed…
Descriptors: Humor, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students
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Tuapawa, Kimberley – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Although educational online technologies (EOTs) have transformed the delivery of learning in higher education, significant EOT challenges have impeded their effectiveness, preventing widespread implementation. The persistence of these challenges suggests that tertiary education institutes (TEIs) have experienced a gap in understandings about the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Phenomenology
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Yakut, Ayse Didem; Aydin, Selami – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Few findings were noted on the effects of blogs specifically on English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension. However, those studies did not address the effect of blogs on reading comprehension in the Turkish EFL context. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effects of the use of blogs on reading comprehension among Turkish EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Mali, Yustinus Calvin Gai – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2017
Various initiatives led by Ministries of Education and related entities in many countries around the world have encouraged teachers not only to integrate technology in their teaching practices but also to employ various sound teaching methods that allow learners to be actively involved in the teaching and learning process. As a response to these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Projects
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