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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Hembrough, Tara – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students to interact with place-based discourses in their digital compositions, including blogs? How does implementing an ecocomposition…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Writing Instruction, Technical Writing
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Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching, 2019
Writing has generally been perceived as a solitary activity, completed by the writer working alone. Yet, over the years we have witnessed a growing interest among researchers and educators in Collaborative Writing, an activity that can be simply defined as the involvement of two or more writers in the production of a single text. This interest has…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Business Communication, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing
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Aydogdu, Seyhmus; Güyer, Tolga – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Concept and knowledge maps are used often in learning process as two dimensional learning materials. These maps are important in comprehending concepts of a subject and relationships between these concepts. Nowadays, concept maps can be used beyond student drawings as digital navigation tools in real life. The aim of this study is to investigate…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Computer Uses in Education, Navigation (Information Systems), Electronic Learning
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Ihmeideh, Fathi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this digital era, educational websites have become one of the important learning resources which facilitate children's learning experiences. Although the use of educational websites in supporting children's learning has progressively increased in Qatari schools, these websites are used without being evaluated in terms of their appropriateness…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Usability
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Nitchot, Athitaya; Wettayaprasit, Wiphada; Gilbert, Lester – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The aim of this research is to introduce a method of constructing knowledge structures which represent the relationships among the knowledge items in a pedagogically useful way. A prototype, "MyTeLeMap," was implemented to support both learners and instructors. Learners could visualize the knowledge structures of different knowledge…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Visualization, Learning Processes, Cognitive Structures
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de Carlos, Pablo; Alén, Elisa; Pérez-González, Ana; Figueroa, Beatriz – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In most service activities, customer satisfaction depends largely on the direct interaction with service providers. In the case of tourism, this interaction often occurs between people from different countries and whose mother tongues are different. In this context, concepts such as cultural proximity, linguistic accommodation, expectations and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Language Attitudes, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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Tella, Adeyinka – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined determinants of library and information science undergraduate students' first impression with the university library websites. A total enumeration method was used to involve 54 year 4 undergraduate students of Library and Information Science from two selected universities. Undergraduate Students' Determinants of First…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Dziemianko, Anna – ReCALL, 2019
Today, people want to consult dictionaries of good quality, but they expect them to be available online for free. For this reason, publishers need advertisements to cover the costs of producing and maintaining online dictionary content. This paper aims to investigate the role of advertisements in language reception, production, and learning…
Descriptors: Role, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing, Advertising
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Chen, Yu-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
To extend the recent growth of literature on using peer feedback through blogs to enhance students' speaking performance, this study investigated the effects of online peer feedback via blogs on the speaking performance of college students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Participants comprised 45 EFL college students, from two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, College Students
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Song, Rayoung – CALICO Journal, 2019
Given the importance of the blogosphere for autonomous language learning, many studies on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) have vigorously investigated the use of blogs in language learning. Noticeably lacking in these endeavors are investigations of language learners' social engagement with others in online spaces to define and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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