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Cheng, Li – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Self-directed learning has been researched by scholars for many years. However, there is a lack of literature on web-based self-directed Mandarin learning. This research was aimed to investigate how students can learn Mandarin through self-directed study with Internet resources, what the advantages and challenges are, and what strategies students…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Christ, Oliver; Weber, Christoph; Sato, Toshihiko – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
In this study, the electronic revision and recapitulation tools 2.0 (EREP 2.0) were used to foster creative moments while creating aided recalls (ARs) (pictures electronic notes etc.). Creative and critical thinking is associated with vital skills which enable students to deal with often complex knowledge domains through an informal way of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comprehension, Creativity, Classification
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Smith, Simon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This exploratory study describes a framework for data-driven learning (DDL), in General (non-major) English university classes, in which learners "construct" linguistic corpora instead of merely "consulting" them. Prior related work has addressed the needs of language specialists, in particular trainee translators who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, Qualitative Research, Glossaries
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Ifenthaler, Dirk – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2011
The study adds to the body of knowledge about different types of feedback. Feedback is considered a fundamental component for supporting and regulating learning processes. Especially in computer-based and self-regulated learning environments, the nature of feedback is of critical importance. Hence, this study investigates different types of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Concept Mapping, Learning Processes
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Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Social Influences
Kartal, Erdogan; Uzun, Levent – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
In the present study we call attention to the close connection between languages and globalization, and we also emphasize the importance of the Internet and online websites in foreign language teaching and learning as unavoidable elements of computer assisted language learning (CALL). We prepared a checklist by which we investigated 28 foreign…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Second Languages, Global Approach, Second Language Learning
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Cunningham, Una; Fagersten, Kristy Beers; Holmsten, Elin – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
At Dalarna University, Sweden, modes of communication are offered at many points of Kenning's continuum with a web-based learning platform, including asynchronous document exchange and collaborative writing tools, e-mail, recorded lectures in various formats, live streamed lectures with the possibility of text questions to the lecturer in real…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Seminars, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Romero, Cristobal; Ventura, Sebastian; Zafra, Amelia; de Bra, Paul – Computers & Education, 2009
Nowadays, the application of Web mining techniques in e-learning and Web-based adaptive educational systems is increasing exponentially. In this paper, we propose an advanced architecture for a personalization system to facilitate Web mining. A specific Web mining tool is developed and a recommender engine is integrated into the AHA! system in…
Descriptors: Architecture, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Students
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role
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Lebrun, Marcel; Docq, Francoise; Smidts, Denis – AACE Journal, 2009
This paper describes the findings of a survey of Higher Education teachers and students using the eLearning platform Claroline. This survey is enhanced by direct observation of the tools really used by teachers. Claroline was initially developed (in 2001-2002) to sustain and foster pedagogic innovation at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ozkan, Sevgi; Koseler, Refika – Computers & Education, 2009
There has been little research on assessment of learning management systems (LMS) within educational organizations as both a web-based learning system for e-learning and as a supportive tool for blended learning environments. This study proposes a conceptual e-learning assessment model, hexagonal e-learning assessment model (HELAM) suggesting a…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Internet
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Huang, Tien-Chi; Wang, Kun-Te; Hwang, Wu-Yuin – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
The ability to apply existing knowledge in new situations and settings is clearly a vital skill that all students need to develop. Nowhere is this truer than in the rapidly developing world of Web-based learning, which is characterized by non-sequential courses and the absence of an effective cross-subject guidance system. As a result, questions…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Transfer of Training, Probability, Internet
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Jeng, Yu-Lin; Huang, Tien-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
With the gradual adoption of "Web 2.0" technologies, one of key Web 2.0 technologies, blog, has become a popular and wide-accepted Web application. Although mobile device users can access the Web whenever or wherever the need arises, there is not an easy way to publish their thoughts and experiences via blog articles. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Students, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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Neo, Mai; Neo, Tse-Kian – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
This study was conducted in the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia and investigated students' perceptions while working on a multimedia project that was embedded within a constructivist-based learning environment. We studied the impact of using multimedia on students who have little experience with working in a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction
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Wang, Qiyun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The constructivist learning environment was designed on three perspectives: pedagogical, social and technological. A group of 24 trainee teachers used the environment and participated in the formative evaluation. Results showed that the trainee teachers liked the design specifications and perceived the learning environment to be useful. The…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Internet