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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Méndez García, María del Carmen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
The Council of Europe's "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounter" (AIE) is a tool to develop intercultural competence (IC) in education by encouraging users to reflect upon and learn from momentous intercultural encounters they have experienced face to face. Its parallel resource, the "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness, Autobiographies
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Daza, Vanesa; Makriyannis, Nikolaos; Rovira Riera, Carme – Open Learning, 2013
First-year university students exhibit considerably different levels of proficiency, often lacking the necessary prerequisites to attend certain courses. This is especially true for mathematics courses. While motivation alone plays a role, by far the most significant challenge consists in harmonising the different (and often incompatible)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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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Naranjo, Mila; Onrubia, Javier; Segues, Ma Teresa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
A case study was used to analyse the relationships between participation in an online discussion forum and the cognitive quality of the contributions made. Participation was calculated using two dimensions: presence (who accesses the environment, how often and for how long) and connectivity (who interacts with whom and the degree of intensity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Content Analysis
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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
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Bueno Alastuey, M. C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This study explored the benefits and drawbacks of synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a blended course of English for specific purposes. Quantitative and qualitative data from two groups following the same syllabus, except for the oral component, were compared. Oral tasks were carried out face-to-face with same L1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Languages
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Gilete, Raúl Montero – International Education Studies, 2011
"The Explorer of the Chest" and "Golgrim's Keys" are two original, unabridged texts integrated in the Scarecrow Project. The project aims at developing ground-breaking methodologies for teaching literature and covers the A2-B2 levels of language competence, both in English and Spanish. The project is based on an integrated use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Childrens Literature, Technology Uses in Education
Laborda, Jesus Garcia – Online Submission, 2010
Webquests have been used for some time to research a variety of topics. According to Lacina (2007), a webquest is an inquiry-based technology activity designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March in which information is usually drawn from the Internet, and is a powerful instructional exercise both for teachers and students.Webquests enhance personal and…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Tourism, Oral Language, Experiential Learning
Soomro, Safeeullah, Ed. – InTech, 2010
Since many decades Education Science and Technology has an achieved tremendous recognition and has been applied to variety of disciplines, mainly Curriculum development, methodology to develop e-learning systems and education management. Many efforts have been taken to improve knowledge of students, researchers, educationists in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Higher Education
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Martinez-Arguelles, Maria; Castan, Jose; Juan, Angel – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2010
This article discusses the importance of measuring how students perceive quality of service in online higher education. The article also reviews the existing literature on measuring users' perceptions about quality in e-services. Even when there are a lot of articles on this matter, none of them focuses on e-learning services, so this paper tries…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum Development, Student Attitudes, Virtual Universities
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Garcia-Robles, R.; Diaz-del-Rio, F.; Vicente-Diaz, S.; Linares-Barranco, A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2009
Problem-based learning (PBL) has proved to be a highly successful pedagogical model in many fields, although it is not that common in computer engineering. PBL goes beyond the typical teaching methodology by promoting student interaction. This paper presents a PBL trial applied to a course in a computer engineering degree at the University of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Problem Based Learning, Electronic Learning, Computers
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Molina, Maria Teresa Lopez-Mezquita – Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Lexical competence is considered to be an essential step in the development and consolidation of a student's linguistic ability, and thus the reliable assessment of such competence turns out to be a fundamental aspect in this process. The design and construction of vocabulary tests has become an area of special interest, as it may provide teachers…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Foreign Countries