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Shiang, Ruei-Fang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
While theories of embodied cognition have been investigated in lab experiments with proficient readers, currently no studies have applied these theories to improving reading comprehension for low-proficiency readers. Using an embodied cognition approach, this study investigated producing comics as an embodied reading activity. To compare effects…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Rui-Ting; Tang, Tzy-Wen; Lee, Yi Ping; Yang, Fang-Ying – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Increasing attention has been paid to mobile learning studies. However, there is still a dearth of studies investigating the moderating effect of proactive personality on mobile learning achievements. Accordingly, the primary purpose of this study is not only to investigate the key elements that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Role
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Shang, Hui-Fang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
The effective use of reading strategies has been recognized as an important way to increase reading comprehension in hypermedia environments. The purpose of the study was to explore whether metacognitive strategy use and access to hypermedia annotations facilitated reading comprehension based on English as a foreign language students' proficiency…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Hypermedia, Reading Comprehension
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Liang, Hsin-Yi; Kelsen, Brent A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: This study examines university students' self-reported inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and their relation to performance on a high-stakes English proficiency test while taking gender into consideration. Method: Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity attributes were assessed using the Adult Attention…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Wu, Ting-Ting; Huang, Yueh-Min – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
English learning has become a vital educational strategy in many non-English-speaking countries. Vocabulary is a critical element for language learners. Therefore, developing sufficient vocabulary knowledge enables effective communication. However, learning a foreign language is difficult and stressful. In addition, memorizing English vocabulary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Sherry Y.; Yeh, Chia-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Various hints have been proposed to scaffold students. Such hints can be broadly divided into direct hints and indirect hints. On the other hand, individual differences existed among learners. In particular, cognitive styles greatly affect student learning. However, there is a lack of studies to investigate how cognitive styles affect students'…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Language Usage, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Wei-Ting; Ho, Hsuan-Fu – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Taiwan's teacher training system currently faces a serious disorder. The excessive number of teacher education programs being set up in universities by the Ministry of Education has dramatically increased the number of teachers. The situation, coupled with the country of low birth rate and high retirement age, brings about fewer teaching vacancies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Yang, Tzu-Chi; Fu, Hseng-Tz; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Mathematical skills have been recognised as a core competence for engineering and science students. However, learning mathematics has been recognised as a difficult and challenging task for most students, in particular, calculus for first-year students in university. Consequently, the development of effective learning strategies and environments…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, College Freshmen
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Chen, Hsiu-Ling; Chang, Chiung-Yun – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
This study explored student teachers' cognitive presence and learning achievements by integrating the SOP[superscript 2] Model in which self-study (S), online group discussion (O) and double-stage presentations (P[superscript 2]) were implemented in the flipped classroom. The research was conducted at a university in Taiwan with 31 student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ou-Yang, Fang Chuan; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
To achieve better adaptive learning for mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), individual prior knowledge proficiency, perceptual learning style, and learning behavior should all be considered in system development. While reviewing the existing literature about MALL research, the researchers of this study found very few recent studies exploring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Chang, Yevvon Yi-Chi; Chiou, Wen-Bin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Self-efficacy toward science learning has been shown to play a crucial role in determining students' motivation and achievements. Social cognitive theory proposes that positive and negative task outcomes affect mastery experiences from which self-efficacy develops. The current research examined whether prior level of self-efficacy would serve as a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Equipment
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Sun, Chia-Ho – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the effects of three instructional modes: picture-book reading-only (PRO), picture-book reading plus vocabulary instruction (PRVI), and picture-book reading plus reading-based collaborative output activity (PRCOA) on young adult EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' vocabulary acquisition and retention. Eighty…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Weng, Ting-Sheng; Yang, Der-Ching – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Most students thinking mathematics is a difficult subject. This study aims to enhance students' motivation and efficiency in learning mathematics. This study developed 3D animation on the binomial theorem with historical stories of mathematics as the plot. It also examined the effect of animation on students' learning willingness and…
Descriptors: Animation, Mathematics, Student Motivation, Comprehension
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Chen, Chi Yuan; Wang, Shu-Yin; Yang, Yi-Fang – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the study is to explore the influence of teaching evaluations on teachers in that they might try to please their students by giving higher grades in order to get higher teaching evaluation scores. To achieve this purpose, the study analyzed the correlations between teaching evaluation scores, student's final grades and course fail…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Evaluation, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Yang, Chao-Ming; Hsu, Tzu-Fan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Visual communication design (VCD) is a form of nonverbal communication. The application of relevant linguistic or semiotic theories to VCD education renders graphic design an innovative and scientific discipline. In this study, actual teaching activities were examined to verify the feasibility of applying narrative theory to graphic design…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Literacy, Semiotics, Teaching Methods
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