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Hilao, Marites Piguing; Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Mobile phone technology that has a huge impact on students' lives in the digital age may offer a new type of learning. The use of effective tool to support learning can be affected by the factor of gender. The current research compared how male and female students perceived mobile phones as a language learning tool, used mobile phones to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Handheld Devices
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Orawiwatnakul, Wiwat; Wichadee, Saovapa – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The concept of learner autonomy is now playing an important role in the language learning field. An emphasis is put on the new form of learning which enables learners to direct their own learning. This study aimed to examine how undergraduate students believed about autonomous language learning in a university setting and to find out whether some…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Independent Study
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Pattanapichet, Fasawang; Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
The current study was conducted to see the effectiveness of using social media to enhance students' critical thinking skills. To fulfill the purpose of the study, a 14-week experimental study was performed with two groups of students. Both groups were introduced to how to respond to questions based on Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. During the period of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Van De Bogart, Willard; Wichadee, Saovapa – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The LINE application is often conceived as purely social space; however, the authors of this paper wanted to determine if it could be used for academic purposes. In this study, we examined how undergraduate students accepted LINE in terms of using it for classroom-related activities (e.g., submit homework, follow up course information queries,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Intention
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Wichadee, Saovapa – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
Computer mediated communication (CMC) offers new opportunities for learners to create communities of inquiry that allow for more active learning. This paper reports on the use of a Learning Management System (LMS) as a tool to facilitate students' writing and critical thinking skills. The primary data for the study came from students'…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Integrated Learning Systems, Writing Skills, Critical Thinking
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Wichadee, Saovapa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Redesigning a course along the lines of a hybrid format that blends face-to-face and online learning brings about changes in instructional practice. This paper introduces hybrid teaching that uses multiple web-based tools to supplement the students' face-to-face learning environment in a difficult situation in Thailand. In order to examine factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
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Suwantarathip, Ornprapat; Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
Google Docs, a free web-based version of Microsoft Word, offers collaborative features which can be used to facilitate collaborative writing in a foreign language classroom. The current study compared writing abilities of students who collaborated on writing assignments using Google Docs with those working in groups in a face-to-face classroom.…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Collaborative Writing, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Assignments
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Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The current study explores how integrating a social networking website called Facebook with peer feedback in groups supports student learning, investigates the nature of feedback students received on their writing, and examines their attitudes towards the use of Facebook for peer feedback. The study involves 30 undergraduate students who…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Grammar, Feedback (Response)
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Orawiwatnakul, Wiwat; Wichadee, Saovapa – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
With research showing the benefits of self-directed learning, more activities are needed to provide learners opportunities for self-directed practice (Khomson, 1997; Lee, 1998; Phongnapharuk, 2007). A 12-week experimental study was performed with 80 EFL learners; one group contained 40 Communication Arts students and the other one consisted of 40…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Independent Study, Active Learning, Control Groups