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Gardner, David; Yung, Kevin W. H. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of a study looking at students' motivation to engage in self-access language learning (SALL) while taking an English for Academic Purposes course which contains a substantial integrated SALL component. To-date there has been limited research into the motivation of such students but it is an important area of…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Independent Study, Questionnaires, Surveys
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Jing Jing, Ma – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
One of the key aims of formative assessment in higher education is to enable students to become self-regulated learners (Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick, 2006). Based on Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick's (2006) framework, this exploratory study investigates which formative assessment practices proposed by them were used by one college EFL writing teacher to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Self Control, Case Studies
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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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Leung, Kui Chiu Issic; Lee, Chun Yeung – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
By considering the example of proving the triangle postulate, this study aimed to explore Hong Kong preservice and novice teachers' knowledge competencies and their beliefs about preformal and formal proofs. The findings revealed that such teachers are not proficient in using preformal proofs and do not realize that preformal proofs are a useful…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Fong, Shirley S. M.; Chu, Samuel K. W.; Lau, Wilfred W.F.; Doherty, Iain; Hew, K. F. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of incorporating wiki technology in an undergraduate biostatistics course for improving university students' collaborative learning, approaches to learning, and course performance. Methodology: During a three year longitudinal study, twenty-one and twenty-four undergraduate students were recruited by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Study, Statistics
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Cheng, Gary; Guan, Yuanyuan; Chau, Juliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This paper discusses the findings of a research study investigating user acceptance of bring your own device (BYOD) practice to support teaching and learning in a Hong Kong university. Forty-four undergraduate students and two teachers participated in the study. To collect their ratings of agreement with respect to several BYOD-related issues,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Cynthia; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Ip, Tiffany – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Computer technology provides spaces and locales for language learning. However, learning style preference and demographic variables may affect the effectiveness of technology use for a desired goal. Adapting Reid's pioneering Perceptual Learning Style Preference Questionnaire (PLSPQ), this study investigated the relations of university students'…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Cognitive Style, Higher Education
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Cheung, Lewis Ting On; Fok, Lincoln; Gou, Gloria Rui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
The Hong Kong education system has undergone a dramatic change in its secondary and tertiary level of education. A single public examination for senior secondary education namely Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) was adopted to replace two previously used examinations in 2012. As a result, all higher education institutes in Hong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Chan, Mable – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2014
The pressing need to bridge the gap between workplace communicative needs and curriculum development of business English courses has been documented in the literature. Through a questionnaire survey of 215 working adults, this study examines (a) the spoken and written needs of professionals in the local Hong Kong workplace, (b) the challenges they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Surveys, Adults
Tsui, Eric; Sabetzadeh, Farzad – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This paper describes the feedback from the configuration and deployment of a Personal Learning Environment & Network (PLE&N) tool to support peer-based social learning for university students and graduates. An extension of an earlier project in which a generic and PLE&N was deployed for all learners, the current PLE&N is a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Networks, Individual Needs, Knowledge Management
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Socha, Alan; Sigler, Ellen A. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
The "Revised Learning Process Questionnaire" has been part of the development of a conceptual understanding of how students learn and what motivates them to engage in particular tasks. We obtained responses from 329 student volunteers at a mid-sized public university in the southeast USA. We first investigated whether the psychometric…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Questionnaires, Multidimensional Scaling, Psychometrics
Siu, Fiona Kwai Peng – Online Submission, 2012
This study surveys the opinions of both teachers and students involved in the Year 1 course "University English" in the Language Centre at City University of Hong Kong. The survey involved 265 students and 37 teachers. The issues studied were: 1) how useful is peer and teacher feedback? And 2) how effective are direct vs indirect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Chan, Roy Yew-Hung – Online Submission, 2011
This comparative research examined the effects of student involvement and college environment on students' learning and living experience delivered by two aspiring world-class universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Few studies have shown how the levels of student involvement and college environment can benefit students at world-class institution.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Interaction
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Sendall, Patricia; Shannon, Li-Jen; Peslak, Alan R.; Saulnier, Bruce – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study is related to Green Information Technology (IT), Green Computing, and/or Sustainability (GITS) curriculum initiatives in institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. The purpose of this study is threefold; 1) to evaluate whether GITS academic programs have been initiated in higher educational organizations; 2)…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education