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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Chen, Hong-Ren; Chen, Nian-Shing; Lin, Li-Kai; Chen, Jin-Wen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Education research has shown that reflective study can efficiently enhance learning, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills from real-life situations has become a focus of interest for scholars. The knowledge-learning model based on verbal instruction, used in traditional classrooms, does not make use of real-life situations that encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Context Effect, Reflection
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Wang, Yuping; Fang, Wei-Chieh; Han, Julia; Chen, Nian-Shing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This research is an exploratory study that evaluates the affordances of WeChat for the development of a community of inquiry (CoI) in semi-synchronous language exchange supported by WeChat. WeChat is an instant messenger that facilitates a multimodal environment in which interaction can happen synchronously, semi-synchronously and asynchronously…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Guidelines
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Chen, Liwen; Chen, Tung-Liang; Chen, Nian-Shing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Statistics has been recognised as one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects to learn in the higher education context. Educators have continuously endeavoured to find ways to integrate digital technologies and innovative pedagogies in the classroom to eliminate the fear of statistics. The purpose of this study is to systematically identify…
Descriptors: Statistics, Cooperative Learning, Homework, Blended Learning
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Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian; Wang, Rong-Jyue; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (1) a pleasant and interactive classroom environment as the learning context, (2) a teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Robotics, Elementary School Students