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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Calandra, Brendan; Hibbard, Susan T.; McDowell Lefaiver, Mary L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This paper reports on the effects an experimental English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in Second Life (SL) had on Chinese student EFL learning. The study took an evaluative approach using quasi-experimental design with participants from one Chinese university and one American university in the southeastern United States. Results indicated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Cifuentes, Lauren; Sharp, Amy; Bulu, Sanser; Benz, Mike; Stough, Laura M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
We report on an investigation into the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an informational and instructional Website in order to generate guidelines for instructional designers of read/write Web environments. We describe the process of design and development research, the problem addressed, the theory-based solution, and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Grounded Theory, Learning Theories, Educational Technology
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Chuang, Hsueh-Hua – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
This paper explored how the use of weblogs within the portfolio framework affected portfolio production and development for student teachers, and how the weblog-based electronic portfolio (WBEP) shaped student teachers' reflective practice during the student teaching practicum. The individuals participating in this study consisted of 31 elementary…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Resumes (Personal), Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Teachers