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Delgado Algarra, Emilio José – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2016
Most of the studies focus on the teaching of foreign languages indicate that little attention is paid to the prosodic features both didactic materials and teaching-learning processes (Martinsen, Avord and Tanner, 2014). In this context and throughout this article, an analysis of the didactical and technical dimensions of OJAD (Japanese Accent…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roy, Debopriyo; Crabbe, Stephen – ReCALL, 2015
Website analysis is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that focuses on both digital literacy and language competence (Brugger, 2009). Website analysis in an EFL learning context has the potential to facilitate logical thinking and in the process develop functional language proficiency. This study reported on an English language website…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies
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Shimazaki, Takashi; Takenaka, Koji – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Little is known about dissemination strategies that contribute to health information recognition. This study examined (a) health campaign exposure and awareness (slogan and logo recognition); (b) perceived communication channels; (c) differences between perceptions of researcher-developed and enhancement community health information materials; and…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Public Health, Communication Strategies, Health Promotion
Gotoh, Yasushi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The purpose of this study is to use the Analytic Hierarchy Process in order to identify how frequency of media use in daily life affects decision-making in media choice. 276 university students took part in this research, They were asked to prioritize their ways of obtaining information about current affairs using sets of media such as TV, books,…
Descriptors: College Students, Access to Information, News Media, Television
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Roy, Debopriyo – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
Besides focusing on grammar, writing skills, and web-based language learning, researchers in "CALL" and second language acquisition have also argued for the importance of promoting higher-order thinking skills in ESL (English as Second Language) and EFL (English as Foreign Language) classrooms. There is solid evidence supporting the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Sites, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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York, James; Stiller, Scott – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The social-media news website "Reddit" boasts a huge readership with over 35 million unique visitors for December 2011 alone. Content is generated by users, who submit links from other websites to the various sub-forums. Users also have the ability to comment on links, providing the means for a community to be developed. Both content and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McLean, Stuart; Hogg, Nicholas; Rush, Thomas W. – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
Recent research has shown that paired-associate learning is an effective way to acquire second language vocabulary. However, much research in the field has measured small-scale vocabulary learning. This is due to the methods which learners used to conduct paired-associate learning: paper flash cards. This project sought to measure vocabulary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Bohemia, Erik; Ghassan, Aysar – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
This article explores project-based cross-cultural and cross-institutional learning. Using Web 2.0 technologies, this project involved more than 240 students and eighteen academic staff from seven international universities. The focus of this article relates to a project-based learning activity named "The Gift". At each institution the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Distance Education, Active Learning
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Fukuda, Eri; Okazaki, Hironobu; Hashimoto, Shinichi – Research-publishing.net, 2012
The purpose of this research is to study how second language (L2) learners' metacognitive knowledge on first and second language reading and writing would differ according to L2 language proficiency levels. Extending the study conducted by Carrell (1991) and Victori (1999), this research draws on interview data collected from Japanese learners of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Second Language Learning
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Kitamura, Yuto; Hoshii, Naoko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: Education for sustainable development (ESD) aims at changing the approach to education that integrates principles, values and practices of sustainable development, and needs to be incorporated into all forms of learning and education. The purpose of this paper is to review the way in which ESD has been developed at universities in Japan.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development