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Kaneko, Kosuke; Okada, Yoshihiro; Yoshida, Motofumi; Inoue, Hitoshi; Fujimura, Naomi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This paper introduces several educational materials developed by ICER (Innovation Center for Educational Resource) of Kyushu University Library and considers about what are better designs for mobile educational materials through their development experiences and their investigations about its learning effectiveness. The introduced materials are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Bracher, John – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study investigates how native-speaker English teachers working at Japanese universities use the Internet in their classes. In 2008, 50 instructors completed a survey about their teaching-related use of the Internet; another group of 50 was polled in 2012. The respondents were asked about their teaching situations, whether they used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Song; Liu, Peng; Urano, Yoshiyori – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Practice and research in the composition education that is using computer and network have been more and more active. Through online composition system, a large amount of written texts produced by students and teachers can be collected. This kind of information is called a learner corpus, which is important in second language education because the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
Kropf, Dorothy C. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Kondo, Mutsumi; Ishikawa, Yasushige; Smith, Craig; Sakamoto, Kishio; Shimomura, Hidenori; Wada, Norihisa – ReCALL, 2012
This paper reports a project in which researchers at universities in Japan explored the use of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) practices by developing a learning module intended to help improve students' scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading Tests. MALL practices are currently being developed at universities in Japan because almost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Teaching Methods, Informal Education
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
Barry, Dana M.; Kanematsu, Hideyuki; Fukumura, Yoshimi – Online Submission, 2010
Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a powerful tool for both science and engineering education in the real world. Therefore, Japanese educators/researchers (with assistance from a US educator) carried out a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of using PBL activities in Metaverse. Their project was carried out by student teams from the US and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects
Smith, Ann F. V., Ed.; Strong, Gregory, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
"Adult Language Learners: Context and Innovation" presents instructional practices that are particularly successful with adults. Adult language learners are goal oriented and direct their learning to fulfill particular needs or demands: to advance their studies, to progress up the career ladder, to follow business opportunities, to pass…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries