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Yassin, Amr Abdullatif; Razak, Norizan Abdul; Maasum, Nor Rizan Mohamad – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
The aim of this needs analysis article was to investigate the students' needs for computer assisted cooperative learning (CACL) in studying reading skills. The needs analysis depends on present situation analysis (PSA). The result of the analysis showed that both professors and students use the internet for reading outside the university.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Burston, Jack – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
In this paper the development of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) over the past 20¬†years is reviewed with a particular focus on the pedagogical challenges facing its exploitation. Following a consideration of the definition of mobile learning, the paper describes the dominant mobile technologies upon which MALL applications have been…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Sarah Hsueh-Jui; Lan, Yu-Ju; Ho, Cloudia Ya-Yu – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Collaborative learning has placed an emphasis on co-constructing knowledge by sharing and negotiating meaning for problem-solving activities, and this cannot be accomplished without governing the self-regulatory processes of students. This study employed a Web-based tool, Google Docs, to determine the effects of Web-based collaboration on…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Internet
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Kessler, Greg – CALICO Journal, 2013
This article expands upon themes addressed in the 2012 CALICO opening plenary that I delivered at the University of Notre Dame. This extended interpretation allows me the opportunity to further explore the nature of participatory human communication and collaboration and offer some clarification of the proposed instructional model for promoting…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction
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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Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn; Boggs, Jordan – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This study investigates Web-based, project oriented, many-to-many collaborative writing for academic purposes. Thirty-eight Fulbright scholars in an orientation program at a large Midwestern university used a Web-based word processing tool to collaboratively plan and report on a research project. The purpose of this study is to explore and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes, Teaching Methods
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Istifci, Ilknur; Kaya, Zeki – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
We can call the education offered by using the Internet environment as "teaching through the Internet". Such a teaching contributes to interaction, which is not sufficient in traditional classrooms most of the time. It gives the geographically separated students the opportunity of exchanging ideas and information, collaborative learning,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Social Environment, Internet
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Kenning, Marie-Madeleine – ReCALL, 2010
This paper reports some of the findings of a distinctive innovative use of audio-conferencing involving a population (campus-based advanced learners) and a type of application (task-based language learning) that have received little attention to date: the use of Wimba Voice Tools to provide additional opportunities for spoken interactions between…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Task Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Chen, Jun-Ming; Chen, Meng-Chang; Sun, Yeali S. – Computers & Education, 2010
For students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), reading exercises are critical not only for developing strong reading comprehension, but also for developing listening, speaking, and writing skills. Prior research suggests that social, collaborative learning environments are best suited for improving language ability. However, opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Deutschmann, Mats; Panichi, Luisa – Language Awareness, 2009
In this study, we compare the first and the last sessions from an online oral proficiency course aimed at doctoral students conducted in the virtual world Second Life. The study attempts to identify how supportive moves made by the teacher encourage learners to engage with language, and what type of linguistic behaviour in the learners leads to…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Internet
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2009
This study attempts to implement a cooperative reading environment for EFL early reading using a mobile-device-supported computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading (CAREER) system, and to evaluate its effect on the early reading skills and learning behaviors of elementary EFL learners. The design rationale of CAREER is based on the three…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Early Reading, Cooperative Learning, Reading Skills
Smith, Ann F. V., Ed.; Strong, Gregory, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
"Adult Language Learners: Context and Innovation" presents instructional practices that are particularly successful with adults. Adult language learners are goal oriented and direct their learning to fulfill particular needs or demands: to advance their studies, to progress up the career ladder, to follow business opportunities, to pass…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries