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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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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Wang, Gui Ping; Chen, Shu Yu; Yang, Xin; Feng, Rui – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Practical abilities are important for students from majors including Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Along with the popularity of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM/ICPC) and other programming contests, online judge (OJ) websites achieve rapid development, thus providing a new kind of programming…
Descriptors: Competition, Programming, Programming Languages, Computer Science
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Wang, Yue; Xu, Xinhua; Wu, Meifen; Hu, Huikang; Wang, Xiaogang – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was introduced into undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory curriculum to help students observe the phase composition and morphology characteristics of tin-lead alloys and thus further their understanding of binary alloy phase diagrams. The students were captivated by this visual analysis method, which…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Laboratories
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Zhang, Yibin; Laurillard, Diana – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
In order to facilitate their teaching design, more teachers are beginning to engage in collective efforts, with some Chinese teachers also now sharing their resources online to plan their teaching. The learning design support tool described here (the Learning Designer), resulting from an interdisciplinary research project in the UK, provides a new…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Asians, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Xia, Jingfeng – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
This article examines web comments written by Chinese learners on online open courses that are originally produced by leading universities in the United States and United Kingdom and are later introduced to China with Chinese translation. It applies the thematic discourse analysis strategy to classify the comments into themes to explore the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
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Chun, Christian W. – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
This article examines the ways in which a multimodal text--a YouTube video on globalization and business--was mediated in two English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms, and how these mediations shaped the instructor's and her students' meaning-making in specific ways. I first explore the complex multimodal discourses involved with this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Business Administration Education, Intermode Differences
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Lipman, Jonathan – Social Education, 2010
China has the world's largest population, now over 1.3 billion, but its land area (much of it high mountains or desert) is about the same as that of the United States, which has less than one-fourth as many people. So Chinese farmers have learned to use every inch of their fertile land intensively. Pressure on the land has required extremely…
Descriptors: Topography, Foreign Countries, Geography, Teaching Methods
Dantas-Whitney, Maria, Ed.; Rilling, Sarah, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2010
This volume in the TESOL Classroom Practice Series presents instructional practices that are particularly successful with children and adolescent language learners. These practices take into account the unique needs and characteristics of these age groups and reflect a wide range of educational contexts, goals, and challenges from classrooms in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Web Sites, Literacy Education, Electronic Publishing
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2010
For the thirty-third year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume #2 of the 33rd "Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology." This volume includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Management Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Kim, Nari; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace – Internet and Higher Education, 2009
Wikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created wikibooks across institutional settings. One of these projects extended to universities in China, Taiwan,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Graduate Students, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Sang, Anita Ng Heung – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2009
This article describes a collaborative action research conducted by a lecturer and several primary school art teachers, who between 2001 and 2006 created the Visual Arts Education Web ("iii web") in Hong Kong. The creation of the "iii web" was accomplished through research that employed questionnaires, focus group discussions…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Zhao, Xin – English Language Teaching, 2009
If the purpose of language learning is communication, then improving students' reading comprehension competence becomes an overall goal in language teaching. This paper examines the online resources of reading comprehension tests with non-English major college students, and tackles the problem with the teaching method of integrating web-based…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)