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Pow, Jacky; Li, Sandy C. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
In Web 2.0 environments, the quality of published information can vary significantly and much of the information on the Internet is unproven. This unverified information hinders rather than facilitates student learning, especially among undergraduate students who depend heavily on Internet resources for their studies. Currently, we do not have…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Lindsay; Hafner, Christoph A.; Fun, Connie Ng Kwai – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
This article presents a new approach to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course design. Situated in the context of an English-medium university in Hong Kong, the article describes an undergraduate course in English for science, which focused not only on traditional academic genres but also engaged students in the creation of a multimodal…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Student Projects, Student Attitudes
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Downing, Kevin; Ning, Flora; Shin, Kristina – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) in higher education based on a large sample of first-year undergraduates from two programmes at a Hong Kong University (n=132). One programme uses an entirely problem-based approach to learning, whilst the other uses traditional methods.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Problem Based Learning, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Hao-Jan Howard – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
The development of adequate collocational knowledge is important for foreign language learners; nonetheless, learners often have difficulties in producing proper collocations in the target language. Among the various ways of learning collocations, the DDL (data-driven learning) approach encourages independent learning of collocations and allows…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Katyal, Kokila – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
There is very little argument that one of the major developments to have impacted in schools in the past decade is the rapid and world-wide development of information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly the Internet. In Hong Kong, reforms in the ICT teacher training policy, and the fact that Hong Kong is a "wired" city,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Internet
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Littlewood, William – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
In developing strategies for increasing learner involvement, a key factor is the extent to which these strategies are compatible with learners' own expectations and preferences. In order to explore this factor, tertiary students in four Asian countries were asked (in an online survey designed on the basis of exploratory interviews) to give their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Kwong, Theresa; Wong, Eva; Downing, Kevin – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to exhibit the integration of learning and study strategies inventory (LASSI) with the City University of Hong Kong information systems to promote teaching and learning within the university. Design/methodology/approach: From the 2006 entry cohort, all undergraduate freshmen at City University of Hong Kong are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Administrators
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Wagner, Christian; Ip, Rachael K. F. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Virtual worlds, computer-based simulated environments in which users interact via avatars, provide an opportunity for the highly realistic enactment of real life activities online. Unlike computer games, which have a pre-defined purpose, pay-off structure, and action patterns, virtual worlds can leave many of these elements for users to determine.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Information Systems, Student Projects, Assignments