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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Vyas, Lina; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, Mainland China has witnessed a massive outflow of students to higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In the context of an up-surge in Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, this research aims to explore (1) why Mainland Chinese students choose to study in Hong Kong over other higher education systems, (2)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Chen, Hsueh Chu – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study (a) conducted a feature analysis of the spoken data of Chinese university students in pronunciation, grammar, and discourse, (b) investigated the contributions of the discrete linguistic features to the perceptual ratings on foreign accent, comprehensibility, delivery, and general language use. Ten university learners were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Crosthwaite, Peter – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
An increasing number of studies have looked at the value of corpus-based data-driven learning (DDL) for second language (L2) written error correction, with generally positive results. However, a potential conundrum for language teachers involved in the process is how to provide feedback on students' written production for DDL. The study looks at…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gu, Mingyue; Benson, Phil – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Drawing on insights from Communities of Practice and critical discourse theory, this study investigates how teacher identities are discursively constructed in course of teacher education and under the influence of social structure. The participants were seven Hong Kong and nine mainland Chinese pre-service teachers. Two focus group interviews and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers