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Yan, Liping – English Language Teaching, 2019
With the rapid development of mobile information technology and social media networks, it is feasible for college English teachers to get access to social networks such as QQ, Email and MSN as a way of practicing English writing beyond classroom. Similarly, it is also possible for teachers to utilize WeChat Platform where online communities for…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sun, Zhong; Lin, Chin-Hsi; Wu, Minhua; Zhou, Jianshe; Luo, Liming – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) has shown considerable promise, but thus far the literature has tended to focus on individual technological tools, without due regard for how the choice of one such tool over another impacts CSCL, either in outline or in detail. The present study, therefore, directly compared the learning-related…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Telecommunications
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Zou, Bin; Li, Hui; Li, Jiaying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Mobile apps are broadly used by students in and after class to improve their language skills. This study aimed to investigate how a curriculum app and a social communication app can be integrated into English language teaching and learning and what sorts of tasks can be employed to enhance learners' EFL learning. A curriculum app was created by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, X.; Li, M.; Wang, M.; Cui, S.; Shi, L.; Duan, L.; Wang, T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study is to examine the attitudes of students towards the case studies based on mobile messaging in a pharmacotherapy introduction class. Case studies were divided into 4 groups, with 30 pharmacy students each group. Each group was required to share pharmaceutical care plans on WeChat by posting messages. A post-activity survey was conducted:…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Case Studies
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MacLeod, Jason; Yang, Harrison Hao; Zhu, Sha; Shi, Yinghui – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
In an effort to address student engagement challenges, much research has explored student-to-student connected classroom climate (CCC). Research positively associates CCC to the benefits of student integration, learning, and retention in face-to-face environments. However, few studies have examined CCC in computer-mediated environments. This study…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wang, Rui; Rechl, Friederike; Bigontina, Sonja; Fang, Dianjun; Günthner, Willibald A.; Fottner, Johannes – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
In order to enhance the intercultural competence of engineering students, an international collaborative course in intralogistics education was initiated and realized between the Technical University of Munich in Germany and the Tongji University in China. In this course, students worked in global virtual teams (GVTs) and solved a concrete case…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Engineering Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The 25th European Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) conference was hosted by Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2017. The theme of the conference was "CALL in a climate of change." The theme encompassed the notion of how…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Xianwei, Gao; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback (CPF) in Business English writing (BEW) among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by Nvivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semi-structured interviews, BEW writing assignments, and CPF artifacts on Qzone weblog. Three research questions are focused to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals
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Xianwei, Gao; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore critical thinking skills in peer feedback for Business English writing in order to facilitate the quality of peer feedback and quality of Business English writing. "Critical peer feedback" was conceptualized with the integration of "critical thinking" and "peer feedback" in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Models, Critical Thinking
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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sun, Geng; Shen, Jun – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2014
Mobile learning is an emerging trend that brings many advantages to distributed learners, enabling them to achieve collaborative learning, in which the virtual teams are usually built to engage multiple learners working together towards the same pedagogical goals in online courses. However, the socio-technical mechanisms to enhance teamwork…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Computer Software, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Jaeger, David; Liu, Jinxia; Guo, Xiaoning; Xie, Nan – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
To explore the potential applications of synchronous technology to enrich student learning, 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 an educational technology program in the American university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Synchronous Communication, Internet, Teleconferencing
Zou, Bin; Xing, Minjie; Wang, Yuping; Sun, Mingyu; Xiang, Catherine H. – IGI Global, 2013
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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