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Thornock, Susan B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The future of distance and Web-enhanced education and the use of technology are becoming more advantageous to a growing population. Nursing education has been encouraged to incorporate these teaching-learning methods. Changes in nursing education and the teaching-learning environment have the potential to challenge the preservation of nursing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Nursing Education
Webber, Dana E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using technology to develop a collaborative-reflective teaching practice in a world language education methods course block for teaching certification creates unique opportunities for world language education undergraduates to learn to develop synthecultural competence for education. Such a program allows undergraduates to expand their capacity to…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflective Teaching
Lu, Minhui – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored how the learners-as-ethnographers (LAE) approach facilitated intercultural learning among American students learning Chinese as a foreign language. Two research questions addressed the effectiveness of the LAE approach and students' learning experiences in a non-immersion context. I designed six ethnographic tasks for the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Montoro, Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Today's educational environment requires teachers who understand teaching and learning, have strong content knowledge, and can make connections between life experiences and the curriculum. Teachers are expected to be continually learning to improve their practice. Professional learning is essential in this process. Research on professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, National Standards, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
Roh, Jaemin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation sought to evaluate the potential of a customized, video-based instructional method, the Cultural Video Project (CVP), which was designed to meet the needs of both heritage and non-heritage students learning Korean as a second language in a university setting. The goal of this study was to design and create the CVP, document the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Cultural Awareness, Courseware, Listening Skills