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Huang, Shu-Hsien; Huang, Yueh-Min; Wu, Ting-Ting; Chen, Hong-Ren; Chang, Shih-Ming – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) is regarded as an effective learning strategy to enhance cognition not only in traditional learning but also in e-learning. In e-learning settings, blogs and micro-blogs can plausibly provide a platform to conduct PBL. Recently, most studies on blogs and micro-blogs have respectively probed satisfaction and learning…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Academic Achievement
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Hung, Hui-Chun; Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching; Lin, Chiu-Pin – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
How to close the achievement gap in the classroom so that no student is left behind becomes one of the most important issues nowadays. This study aims to construct a collaborative and competitive game-based learning environment to improve English proficiencies and reduce the achievement gap for disadvantaged students. The Wireless Crossword…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Cooperative Learning, Competition
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Hung, Hui-Chun; Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
This study proposed and implemented a system combining the advantages of both educational games and wireless handheld technology to promote the interactive English learning in the classroom setting. An interactive English vocabulary acquisition board game was designed with the system being implemented on handheld devices. Thirty sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Video Games
Wong Gonzales, Wilkinson Daniel O. – Online Submission, 2014
In the past few decades, nonconventional learner-centered (NLC) trends in ELT have emerged amidst the current and probably dominant conventional teacher-centered (CTC) approaches used by majority of private and public schools in the Philippines. With the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, Afro-Asian literature remained the focus of the eighth…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Asian Studies, African Studies, Literature
Dabiri, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This two-phase sequential mixed methods research study examined the effects of targeted instructional craftsmanship training on the perceived self-efficacy and attitude of elementary and middle school teachers of English language learners. A sample of elementary and middle school content area teachers of English language learners (N = 132)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods