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Fisher, Julia Freeland; Bushko, Katrina; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
The WISE Report from the Clayton Christensen Institute explores perspectives on the blended learning process through the institute's comprehensive surveys of the three countries. This report touches on a number of school-based efforts to implement educational technology, focusing on whether, and how, a sample of brick-and-mortar schools in Brazil,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Barriers, Educational Technology
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Alluhaydan, Nuwayyir Saleh F. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper is just a sample template for the prospective authors of IISTE. Over the decades, the concepts of holons and holonic systems have been adopted in many research fields, but they are scarcely attempted on labour planning. A literature gap exists, thus motivating the author to come up with a holonic model that uses exponential smoothing to…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grade 8
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Mansouri, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
When it comes to language learning, vocabulary learning is the main activity focused on. Vocabulary learning is the main problem and also the goal of new language learners. It is one of the major problems that language learners encounter during learning a new language. Krashen (1989) (cited in Tokac, 2005) points out the role of vocabulary in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Snyder, Robin M. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
In 2014, in conjunction with doing research in natural language processing and attending a global conference on computational linguistics, the author decided to learn a new foreign language, Greek, that uses a non-English character set. This paper/session will present/discuss an overview of the current state of natural language processing and…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Computer literacy is a significant component of language teachers' computer-assisted language learning (call) knowledge. Despite its importance, limited research has been undertaken to analyze factors which might influence language teachers' computer literacy levels. This qualitative study explored the perspectives of 39 Iranian EFL teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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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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Sözcü, Ömer Faruk; Ipek, Ismail – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to discuss strategies for developing integrated e-learning (IEL) courseware based on instructional design and technology (IDT) models and approaches as well as new discussions of e-learning. For this purpose, the study begins with the selection of one or more IDT models to conduct an e-courseware design including IEL…
Descriptors: Courseware, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design
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Carleton, Renee E. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2012
Computer-aided learning (CAL) is used increasingly to teach anatomy in post-secondary programs. Studies show that augmentation of traditional cadaver dissection and model examination by CAL can be associated with positive student learning outcomes. In order to reduce costs associated with the purchase of skeletons and models and to encourage study…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Anatomy, Internet
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Jeong, Allan; Lee, Woon Jee – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This study examined some of the methodological approaches used by students to construct causal maps in order to determine which approaches help students understand the underlying causes and causal mechanisms in a complex system. This study tested the relationship between causal understanding (ratio of root causes correctly/incorrectly identified,…
Descriptors: Discussion, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Liou, H.-C.; Yang, P.-C.; Chang, J. S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Various writing assistance tools have been developed through efforts in the areas of natural language processing with different degrees of success of curriculum integration depending on their functional rigor and pedagogical designs. In this paper, we developed a system, WriteAhead, that provides six types of suggestions when non-native graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Second Language Learning, Computer Software, Computer System Design
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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
Five years ago in the February, 2007, issue of LLT, I wrote about developments in digital video of potential interest to language teachers. Since then, there have been major changes in options for video capture, editing, and delivery. One of the most significant has been the rise in popularity of video-based storytelling, enabled largely by…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Videoconferencing, Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing
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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Chen, Li-Chiou; Tao, Lixin – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
We have developed a tool called Secure WEb dEvelopment Teaching (SWEET) to introduce security concepts and practices for web application development. This tool provides introductory tutorials, teaching modules utilizing virtualized hands-on exercises, and project ideas in web application security. In addition, the tool provides pre-configured…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Security, Information Security, Computer Science Education
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De Lucia, A.; Francese, R.; Passero, I.; Tortora, G. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Mobile devices are changing the way people work and communicate. Most of the innovative devices offer the opportunity to integrate augmented reality in mobile applications, permitting the combination of the real world with virtual information. This feature can be particularly useful to enhance informal and formal didactic actions based on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning
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Cheong, Christopher; Bruno, Vince; Cheong, France – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
An important aspect of education is to promote higher-order thinking skills to learners. However, in the lecture environment, learners are passively engaged and it is unlikely for higher-order thinking to occur. Although interventions such as "clickers" can be used to increase engagement in lectures, this does not necessarily promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Handheld Devices, Computer Software
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