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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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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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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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Seifert, Tami – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
To respond to needs arising from the field and institutional constrictions, various video-integrated teaching methods were offered to students in multiparticipant courses. Two hundred ninety-five students studying in two Sociology of Education courses agreed to participate in the research. One hundred sixty-two students participated in Course 1,…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Cox, Jenelle L.; Henrichsen, Lynn E.; Tanner, Mark W.; McMurry, Benjamin L. – TESL-EJ, 2019
ESL students view the teaching of pronunciation as an important part of their English language education and state they need assistance in this area (Willing, 1988). In corroborating this point, Munro & Derwing (2006) add that research has shown that pronunciation is given relatively little attention in the ESL classroom. Although many ESL…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Sigurðardóttir, Zuilma Gabriela – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This study describes the development and evaluation of a behavioral parent training protocol via telecommunication for three parents of preschool children with autism, with limited access to behavioral expertise. A single-subject, multiple baseline experimental design across child behaviors, replicated across parents, was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Autism, Program Development
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Bolton, Ruth N.; Chapman, Randall G.; Mills, Adam J. – Journal of Marketing Education, 2019
A marketing simulation represents a comprehensive and integrative business environment in which students actively manage firms that compete against each other. This article describes how marketing simulations harness digital disruption to enhance learning processes and outcomes and (ultimately) prepare students for their future careers. The…
Descriptors: Marketing, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Competition
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Giannakos, Vassilios; Darra, Maria – International Education Studies, 2019
The main purpose of this survey is to explore whether Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) constitutes a good practice in the teaching of Literature in Lyceum and in the cross-curricular approach of the specific subject. More specifically, the contribution of the digital platform web 2.0, wiki pbworks -- along with the use of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies, Control Groups
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Prichard, Caleb; Rucynski, John, Jr. – TESOL Journal, 2019
Satirical news is a type of humorous media that mixes parody and satire to critique contemporary figures, events, and situations (Ermida, 2012; McClennen & Maisel, 2014; Peters, 2013). In addition to satirical television news programs like The Daily Show, satirical news websites such as "The Daily Mash," "The Onion," and…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Mkdadi, Ali Mahmod – Online Submission, 2019
This article surveys the writing on technology in language and unknown dialect learning. Given the solid enthusiasm for innovation use for language learning, it is imperative to take a gander at how innovation has been utilized in the field up to this point. The objectives of this examination are twofold: to see how technology have been utilized…
Descriptors: Dialects, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Berg, Lukas; Chambers, John – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Over the course of three semesters spanning the 2016 primary and general elections, we conducted a series of quasi-experiments to evaluate the effects of prediction markets on undergraduate interest in the political process. We gave several classes in our institution's core American politics course the opportunity to collectively invest in…
Descriptors: Voting, Political Science, Introductory Courses, Prediction
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Faggioni, Thaís; Ferreira, Natiele Carla da Silva; Lopes, Renato Matos; Fidalgo-Neto, Antonio Augusto; Cotta-de-Almeida, Vinicius; Alves, Luiz Anastacio – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
The use of computers as a pedagogical resource is currently on the rise. In the case of immunology, students present difficulties in visualizing molecular phenomena. Thus the use of animations and simulations available on the internet might facilitate the learning of complex immunological concepts. In this context, it is important to map and…
Descriptors: Physiology, Science Instruction, Computer Software, Molecular Structure
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Dai, Jiamin; Granikov, Vera; El Sherif, Reem; Grguric, Ekatarina; Turcotte, Emmanuelle; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
With an increasing volume of health information online, it becomes critical for consumers to improve their search and evaluation skills to retrieve reliable information. The Patient Information Aid (PIA) program is aimed to facilitate information seeking, potentially leading to positive outcomes of online consumer health information and the…
Descriptors: Patients, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Information Seeking
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