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Nguyen, Thi-Huyen; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Pham, Xuan-Lam; Ma, Zhao-Heng – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
In this study, an application (app) called ezTranslate was developed to aid English as foreign language (EFL) learning by assigning lessons that adapt to students' interests, in order to motivate them to engage concurrently in physical activity in a real context. ezTranslate was developed by combining state-of-the-art technologies--automatic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Translation, Computer Oriented Programs
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Shih, Yu-Cheng; Huang, Pei-Ren; Chen, Sherry Y. – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Nowadays, Web-based learning systems have become popular because they can provide multiple tools, among which hierarchical maps are widely used to support teaching and learning. However, traditional hierarchical maps may let learners easily get lost within large information space. This study proposes an animated hierarchical map to address this…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Maps, Animation, Usability
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Yang, Tzu-Chi; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen Jen-Hwa – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
In this study, an adaptive learning system is developed by taking multiple dimensions of personalized features into account. A personalized presentation module is proposed for developing adaptive learning systems based on the field dependent/independent cognitive style model and the eight dimensions of Felder-Silverman's learning style. An…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cognitive Ability
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Sun, Koun-Tem; Huang, Yueh-Min; Liu, Ming-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
Near-Synonyms and Similar-Looking (NSSL) words can create confusion for English as Foreign Language Learners as a result of a type of lexical error that often occurs when they confuse similar-looking words that are near synonyms to have the same meaning. Particularly, this may occur if the similar-looking words have the same translated meaning.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Li, Liang-Yi; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Information Gathering is a knowledge construction process. Web learners make a plan for their Information Gathering task based on their prior knowledge. The plan is evolved with new information encountered and their mental model is constructed through continuously assimilating and accommodating new information gathered from different Web pages. In…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Prior Learning, Internet, Web Browsers