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Lin, Peng-Chun; Hou, Huei-Tse; Wang, Shu-Ming; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2013
In recent years, social networking services (SNSs), for example, Facebook, have shown exponential growth in their number of users. Witnessing the popularity of these SNSs, educational researchers have also explored the potential educational value of using SNSs. Despite the few studies that have investigated learners' attitudes toward and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Active Learning, Student Behavior
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Wu, Pin-Hsiang Natalie; Marek, Michael W. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study presents and discusses results from an EFL second language literature program in which the instructional design included a team teaching scheme, blended learning practice, and computer-mediated peer-interaction. The team teaching plan used a Mandarin speaking English teacher and a Native English-speaking teacher collaborating and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Team Teaching
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Huang, Chung-Kai; Hsin, Ching-O; Chiu, Chiung-Hui – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2010
With the widespread availability of Internet and computer technology, on-line web-based learning has become prevalent in the field of teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language (CSL/CFL). This study examined the concepts of usability and types of design elements that help construct an effective web-based learning environment, as well as their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis, Educational Technology, Internet
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Yeh, Yu-Chu – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Online learning communities are an important means of sharing and creating knowledge. Online behaviors and online roles can reveal how online learning communities function. However, no study has elucidated the relationships among online behaviors, online roles, and online learning communities. In this study, 32 preservice teachers participated in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
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Liao, Ching-Jung; Chou, Chien-Chih; Yang, Jin-Tan David – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
The purpose of this study is to incorporate adaptive ontology into ubiquitous learning grid to achieve seamless learning environment. Ubiquitous learning grid uses ubiquitous computing environment to infer and determine the most adaptive learning contents and procedures in anytime, any place and with any device. To achieve the goal, an…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Simulation, Educational Environment, College Freshmen
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Although Web 2.0 technologies have been recognized as effective means of conducting group learning activities, a critical and challenging issue of Web 2.0-based learning is the lack of mechanisms for promoting information exchanges and sharing among participating students. To cope with this problem, an intelligent blog system is proposed in this…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Mei-jung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This study investigated hospitality students' responses toward their learning experiences from undertaking group projects based upon a College web platform, the "Ubiquitous Hospitality English Learning Platform" (U-HELP). Twenty-six students in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages participated in this study. Their attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Student Attitudes, College Students, Second Language Learning