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Lou, Shi-Jer; Kao, Mei-Chuan; Yen, Hsiu-Ling; Shih, Ru-Chu – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
The purpose of this study aims to explore the effects of applying blog-assisted life education instruction to fifth grade elementary school students. The subjects were 30 fifth-grade students from southern Taiwan. The teaching experiment lasted 10 weeks with three sessions conducted each week. In the experiment, instructional effectiveness and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Web 2.0 Technologies, Grade 5, Foreign Countries
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Shih, Ru-Chu – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
With the rapid growth of international trade and globalization, English language has been emphasized in Asia countries, thus professionals with a good command of English has become essential and important. This study aimed to establish a blended model combining face-to-face (F2F) instruction for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course: English…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Chen, Nai-Ci; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study combined traditional classroom teaching methods and blogs with blended creative teaching as a new teaching method for the course "Design and Applications of Teaching Aids for Young Children." It aimed to improve the shortcomings of the traditional teaching approach by incorporating the "Asking, Thinking, Doing, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of integrating "Facebook" and peer assessment with college English writing class instruction through a blended teaching approach. This blended approach consisted of one-third of a semester of classroom instruction and two-thirds of a semester combining "Facebook", peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College English, English (Second Language)
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Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
With globalisation and the advent of information technology, the English language has become more important for second language (L2) learners. This study aimed to establish a blended teaching and learning model combining online and face to face instructional blogging for an English for specific purposes (ESP) course named "English Public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), College Seniors, Public Speaking
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Wu, Shi-Chiao; Shih, Ru-Chu; Tseng, Kuo-Hung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of adopting blogging upon Chinese language composition instruction in a vocational high school in Taiwan. The researchers developed a model that utilises blogging in Chinese language composition instruction. Forty randomly selected students from a public vocational high school served as the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, High School Students, Writing (Composition), Electronic Publishing