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Grimshaw, Jennica; Bione, Tiago; Cardoso, Walcir –, 2018
The current study compared five free Text-To-Speech (TTS) systems, selected based on characteristics such as availability and capabilities. Tasks were completed by 37 English learners to evaluate these systems in terms of their comprehensibility, naturalness, and intelligibility. Our findings indicate that IBM Watson and Google Translate are the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Audio Equipment, Comprehension
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Izumi, Alisa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Western Governors University has the mission to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place thus the mobility of our coursework is essential. Technological advances facilitate this mission. While all degrees are based entirely on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
Faix, Allison – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
For teachers and librarians helping students navigate the world of online information, the rise of fake news has created new challenges for information literacy instruction. Helping students find, evaluate, and use credible sources of online information can be more difficult than ever in the current era of "fake news", "alternative…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Critical Reading, News Media, Media Literacy
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Cai, Zhiqiang; Graesser, Arthur C.; Windsor, Leah C.; Cheng, Qinyu; Shaffer, David W.; Hu, Xiangen – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) plays an important role in analyzing text data from education settings. LSA represents meaning of words and sets of words by vectors from a k-dimensional space generated from a selected corpus. While the impact of the value of k has been investigated by many researchers, the impact of the selection of documents and…
Descriptors: Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Guinau Sellés, Marta; Playà Pous, Elisabet; Aulinas Juncà, Meritxell; Rosell Ortiz, Laura; Rivero Marginedas, Lluís – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Work on transversal competences in university degrees is a teaching line entirely established since the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Nevertheless, undergraduate students present shortcomings in the development of some of these competences, especially on collaborative work, time management, oral and writing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Ghandforoush, Parviz – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Teaching an online fully asynchronous information technology course that requires students to ideate, build an e-commerce website, and develop an effective business plan involves a well-developed and highly engaging course design. This paper describes the design, development, and implementation of such a course and presents information on…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Web Based Instruction, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Anthony L.; Harrison, Louis; Leitner, Jessica Leah – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Since the 1990s numerous scholars have highlighted a variety of diverse and complex issues impacting the education of Black males. Interestingly however, the public discourse about Black males in the news media and educational discourse tend to still report the experiences of Black males in one dimensional ways, not accounting for the complexity…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Experience, Educational Research
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Hendry, Clinton; Sheepy, Emily –, 2017
Simple English Wikipedia is a user-contributed online encyclopedia intended for young readers and readers whose first language is not English. We compiled a corpus of the entirety of Simple English Wikipedia as of June 20th, 2017. We used lexical frequency profiling tools to investigate the vocabulary size needed to comprehend Simple English…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Teaching Methods, Computational Linguistics
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Lindström, Nataliya Berbyuk; Hashemi, Sylvana Sofkova; Bartram, Lorna; Bradley, Linda –, 2017
The paper reports on the availability and use of mobile resources by newly arrived Arabic migrants in Sweden, and how the resources meet migrants' integration needs. Analysis of websites and applications (hereafter apps) in combination with focus group interviews is used. Results show that though a variety of resources are available, translation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Web Sites
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Stuteville, Rebekkah; Johnson, Helen Ikerd – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
There is growing international concern about the lack of civic engagement among the youth in many nations. These concerns have sparked renewed interest in the quantity and quality of civic education in public schools in the United States. The objective of this study is to determine if the concerns about civic education are about the sufficiency of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, State Standards, Course Content, Social Studies
Gomez, Fabinton Sotelo; Ordóñez, Armando – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Previously a framework for integrating web resources providing educational services in dotLRN was presented. The present paper describes the application of this framework in a rural school in Cauca--Colombia. The case study includes two web resources about the topic of waves (physics) which is oriented in secondary education. Web classes and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Chusho, Takeshi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
It is preferable for business professionals to develop web applications which must be modified frequently based on their needs. A website for matching is a typical example because various matching websites for C2C (Consumer to Consumer) have recently been opened in relation to the "sharing economy". In our case studies on end-user…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Interfaces, Information Technology
Altawil, Abdulmohsin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Digital media technology has become an integral part of daily life for almost all young students, and for the majority of Saudi EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. Digital media technology may not be limited to one or two kinds; it has various types such as software and programs, devices, application, websites, social media tools, etc.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Combe, Christelle; Codreanu, Tatiana –, 2016
The potential for computer-supported learning in educational contexts has opened up the possibilities for learners to interact in informal contexts outside the classroom. The context of the present research is a young American individual's vlog on YouTube sharing his experiences as a learner of French. This paper focuses on the potential use of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Web Sites
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Yassine-Diab, Nadia; Alazard-Guiu, Charlotte; Loiseau, Mathieu; Sorin, Laurent; Orliac, Charlotte –, 2016
In a design-based research approach (Barab & Squire, 2004), we are currently developing the first prototype of a collaborative Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) website. It focuses on technical vocabulary to help students master any field of LSP better. "Check Your Smile" is a platform aggregating various types of gameplays for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Languages for Special Purposes, Web Sites, Educational Trends
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