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Kozar, Olga – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
A recent development in English teaching in Russia is the emergence of private online language-tutoring schools, which offer one-on-one lessons by means of audio/videoconferencing. It remains unclear: (1) how these new providers of educational services are presenting themselves to the potential learners; (2) what ideology they tend to drawn on and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Neoliberalism, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Dettori, Giuliana; Torsani, Simone – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper describes an informal component that we added to an online formal language learning environment in order to help the learners reach relevant Internet pages they can freely use to complement their learning activity. Thanks to this facility, each lesson is enriched, at run time, with a number of links automatically retrieved from social…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Networks, Web Sites, Informal Education
Johnson, L.; Adams, S.; Cummins, M. – New Media Consortium, 2012
This paper reflects a multi-year collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Griffith University to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and research in tertiary education. The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC's Delphi-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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de Andres Martinez, Chelo – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Technology enhanced learning (TEL) has shaped the way we teach and learn nowadays. Web 2.0 interactivity capacities have played a major role in providing a virtual space where learning can take place outside the classroom. Digital environments challenge the traditional educational establishment by blurring the boundaries between the recipient of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses
Kan, Soh Or – Online Submission, 2011
Listening plays a crucial part in the learning of overseas students in the United Kingdom. Students can never follow a lecture or discussion in English without listening. Traditional classroom teaching in listening limits students' time and space. However, the Web-based listening course accommodates listeners a great deal, enabling them to access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Criteria, Reading Skills, Listening Skills
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Hauge, Trond Eiliv – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the use of blogs as part of a formative assessment practice, to report how reflective peer-to-peer learning can be designed and provided in online higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The research relies on a qualitative approach. The empirical setting comprised an online higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Formative Evaluation
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Tan, Aik-Ling; Tan, Seng-Chee; Wettasinghe, Marissa – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper examines pre-service teachers' reflection on teaching after participating in an online course using videos of micro-skills coupled with self reflection and group blogs. Data sources included 137 online blog entries collected from 26 participants as well as semi-structured interviews with the participants at the end of the course.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Learning Theories, Web Sites
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Kop, Rita – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Self-directed learning on open online networks is now a possibility as communication and resources can be combined to create learning environments. But is it really? There are some challenges that might prevent learners from having a quality learning experience. This paper raises questions on levels of learner autonomy, presence, and critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Learning Experience, Online Systems
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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Stickler, Ursula; Hampel, Regine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This case study focuses on two learners who took part in an intensive online German course offered to intermediate level students in the Department of Languages of the Open University. The course piloted the use of a Moodle-based virtual learning environment and a range of new online tools which lend themselves to different types of language…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Speech, Open Universities
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
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San Diego, Jonathan P.; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Two small studies, one an "eye-tracking" study and the other a "remote observation" study, have been conducted to investigate ways to identify two kinds of online learner interactions: users flicking through the web pages in "browsing" action, and users engaging with the content of a page in "learning"…
Descriptors: Observation, Flow Charts, Eye Movements, Use Studies