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Mora Piedra, Marco Antonio – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the impact of Web multimodality plus dialogical interactions in the acquisition and retention of novel lexical items among EFL students under a social constructionist framework. The lexical acquisition of 107 1st-year English majors at the University of Costa Rica was analyzed through…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Regression (Statistics), Control Groups, Qualitative Research
O'Neill, Errol Marinus – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Online translation (OT) sites such as Free Translation and Babel Fish are freely available to the general public and purport to convert inputted text, from single words to entire paragraphs, instantly from one language to another. Discussion in the literature about OT for second-language (L2) acquisition has generally focused either on the…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Translation, Computational Linguistics
Eweni, Samuel O. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigated the readiness of three higher educational institutions in Nigeria in their attempt to introduce and maintain technology-driven services to students, faculty, and support staff. The prerequisites for participation in the digital, networked economy include the affordable ICT, reliable electric supply, reliable and up-to-date…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Readiness, Technology Integration
Sadiq, Irfan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The present state of physics teaching and learning is a reflection of the difficulty of the subject matter which has resulted in students' low motivation toward physics as well as lack of meaningful and deeper learning experiences. In light of an overall decline in interest in physics, an investigation of alternate teaching and learning methods…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Pretests Posttests, Physics, Motivation
Isenberg, Noelle Ariane – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A number of universities offer fully web-based language courses. Many others are considering this option. Yet it remains unclear whether web-based courses can be as comprehensively effective as classroom-based courses. And, if so, what might an effective web-based language course look like? This dissertation considers the German Online at PSU…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Processing, Comparative Analysis, Internet
Izard, Angie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe the experience and effect of two post-secondary mathematics remediation programs at a Midwest university. The two mathematics remediation programs were provided as part of a summer bridge program designed to assist entering freshmen students who demonstrated low mathematics proficiency levels based on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Student Experience, Internet