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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This study examines the relationship between one approach to training new online instructors and the ways in which the program influenced their beliefs about and attitudes about teaching online over time. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model serves as the theoretical framework for analyzing three primarily qualitative…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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LaVoie, Noelle; Parker, James; Legree, Peter J.; Ardison, Sharon; Kilcullen, Robert N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Automated scoring based on Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) has been successfully used to score essays and constrained short answer responses. Scoring tests that capture open-ended, short answer responses poses some challenges for machine learning approaches. We used LSA techniques to score short answer responses to the Consequences Test, a measure…
Descriptors: Semantics, Evaluators, Essays, Scoring
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Halpin, Patricia; Donahue, Ann E.; Johnson, Kathryn M. S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2020
Experiential learning experiences (ELEs), opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills critically in a hands-on environment, are fundamental to the apprenticeship model of biological and biotechnological sciences. ELEs enhance student-learning gains, increase career readiness, and provide important networking opportunities. However,…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Reflection, Experiential Learning
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Ahmad, Samah Zakareya – International Education Studies, 2020
This study has devoted itself to examining the effect of using cloud-based collaborative writing on EFL students' writing quantity and quality. Twenty-one EFL students studying at Jubail College of Education, IAU University participated in the study. They were pretested in writing quantity and quality before the treatment then they practiced…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Software
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Gedik, Hatice; Cosar, Hamide Akbas – International Education Studies, 2020
Communication has always been a basic need for human beings throughout the history. The Internet, which became widespread in the late 20th century, provided new and improved opportunities in communication. Social media, one of these communication opportunities, has become an indispensable means of communication. The aim of the current research is…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries
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Woottipong, Kretsai – Research in Pedagogy, 2020
This study aimed to investigate Thai high school students' reported use of SRL strategies and their self-efficacy and to explore the effects of two psychological determinants in writing performance. Data were gathered from 768 Thai high school students in six high schools located in Southern Thailand. Convenience sampling was used in this study.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Writing Evaluation, Essays
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Iordanou, Kalypso; Kuhn, Deanna – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Is it important to hear positions opposing one's own from others who genuinely believe them? We examine whether the thinking of those who engage in discourse with peers who hold an opposing view benefit by hearing arguments favoring the opposing position expressed by individuals known to hold this position. We report on 131 young adolescents who…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Dissent, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries
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Xie, Qin – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
This article describes the steps we went through in designing and validating an item bank to diagnose linguistic problems in the English academic writing of university students in Hong Kong. Test items adopt traditional item formats (e.g., MCQ, grammatical judgment tasks, and error correction) but are based on authentic language materials…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Item Analysis
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Hsieh, Yi Chin – ReCALL, 2020
This study explores interactions among language learners with the support of online resources in a collaborative writing task and how online resources assisted collaborating learners in the meaning-making process. The study was conducted in the freshman English course at a national university in Taiwan. Fifty-six students constructed an essay in…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Hill, Jennifer; West, Harry – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Assessment feedback from teachers gains consistently low satisfaction scores in national surveys of student satisfaction, with concern surrounding its timeliness, quality and effectiveness. Equally, there has been heightened interest in the responsibility of learners in engaging with feedback and how student assessment literacy might be increased.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation
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Mataka, Lloyd; Taibu, Rex – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
A quasi-experimental control group pre- and post-test study was used to determine the effect of a Multi-Step Inquiry (MSI) approach on pre-service elementary school teacher's conceptual understanding. The MSI study involved the development of a conceptual workbook, and a Physical Science Concept Inventory. The conceptual workbook has activities…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Improvement
Housiaux, Andrew – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Parents and teachers alike express concern about how much time teenagers spend on their cell phones today, but what do the teenagers themselves think? Andrew Housiaux, a philosophy teacher at a boarding school in Massachusetts, asked his students to give up their cell phones for three days and write about the experience. Their reflections showed…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Time on Task, Addictive Behavior
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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Paszek, Joseph; Gorzelsky, Gwen; Hayes, Carol L.; Jones, Edmund – Written Communication, 2020
Using a mixed-methods, multi-institutional design of general education writing courses at four institutions, this study examined genre as a key factor for understanding and promoting writing development. It thus aims to provide empirical validation of decades of theoretical work on and qualitative studies of genre and the nature of genre…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Information Sources, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Eng, Lin Siew; Luyue, Chen; Lim, Chang Kuan – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Many of the students of the English Language & Communication (ELC) department at UCSI University are Malaysian Chinese (MC) students and International Chinese (IC) students from China. All the courses in the university are conducted in English. Currently, there is still lack of research done on grammatical errors among these students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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