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Zhao, Jingming; Yuping, Wei; Maideen, Ismail; Moe, Zan Khin; Nasirudeen, A. M. A. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The use of smartphone for socialising and learning has become a norm among students in Singapore. Educational institutions are creating lessons and applications for use on mobile platforms. However, the effectiveness of smartphones for learning has not been well studied in Singapore. This study was conducted to understand the association between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Academic Achievement
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The progression of silent reading rates and reading comprehension were examined among Japanese university students (N = 55) over one academic semester. Participants were divided into three quasi-experimental groups. The first group practiced a combination of timed reading and repeated oral reading with attention paid to chunking and prosody. The…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McLean, Stuart; Poulshock, Joseph – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
We compared three methods for increasing reading amount and reading self-efficacy among L2 learners. (1) We required a word-target group to read at least 2,500 words a week outside class. (2) We required a sustained silent reading (SSR) group to do (a) in class SSR for 15 minutes every week, and (b) to read one book per week. (3) We required a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Gheith, Eman; Aljaberi, Nahil M. – International Education Studies, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of interactive training programs in developing a set of non-cognitive skills in students at the University of Petra. Furthermore, it sought to examine the impact of the sex, academic year, and university major variables on developing these skills in students who underwent the training program, as…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Empathy, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods
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Hodges, Darin; Corley, Ken – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
A concern among many universities, this study reflects and continues research on the changing attitude and intent of selecting a Computer Information Systems major. Focusing on the gender gap for selection of major for women in this field, studies indicate instrumental beliefs and subjective norms can influence behavior and indicate how selection…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science Education, Information Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Alzaid, Jawaher Mohammed – International Education Studies, 2017
This study aims at finding out the effect of peer assessment on the evaluation process of students. The hypothesis underlying this study is that assessment is an integral part of the learning process, which should play an important role in the educational model. The current study will emphasize the importance of using peer assessment as a tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Sulaiman, Norazean; Muhammad, Ahmad Mazli; Ganapathy, Nurul Nadiah Dewi Faizul; Khairuddin, Zulaikha; Othman, Salwa – English Language Teaching, 2017
Listening is a very crucial skill to be learnt in second language classroom because it is essential for the development of spoken language proficiency (Hamouda, 2013). The aim of this study is to investigate the significant differences in terms of students' performance when using traditional (audio-only) method and video media method. The data of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Video Technology
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Jonick, Christine; Schneider, Jennifer; Boylan, Daniel – Accounting Education, 2017
The purpose of the research is to examine the effect of different response formats on student performance on introductory accounting exam questions. The study analyzes 1104 accounting students' responses to quantitative questions presented in two formats: multiple-choice and fill-in. Findings indicate that response format impacts student…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Accounting, Test Format, Multiple Choice Tests
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Carlhed, Carina – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article is a critical sociological analysis of current transnational practices on creating comparable measurements of dropout and completion in higher education and the consequences for the conditions of scientific knowledge production on the topic. The analysis revolves around questions of epistemological, methodological and symbolic types…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Paige, Samantha R.; Stellefson, Michael; Chaney, Beth H.; Chaney, Don J.; Alber, Julia M.; Chappell, Chelsea; Barry, Adam E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: College students actively seek online health information and use Instagram, an image- and video-based social networking website, to build social networks grounded in trust and behavioral norms (social capital), which have the potential to prevent chronic disease. Purpose: This study aimed to (1) examine how intensity of Instagram use…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Capital, Social Networks, Web Sites
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Bendulo, Hermabeth O.; Tibus, Erlinda D.; Bande, Rhodora A.; Oyzon, Voltaire Q.; Milla, Norberto E.; Macalinao, Myrna L. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
Testing or evaluation in an educational context is primarily used to measure or evaluate and authenticate the academic readiness, learning advancement, acquisition of skills, or instructional needs of learners. This study tried to determine whether the varied combinations of arrangements of options and letter cases in a Multiple-Choice Test (MCT)…
Descriptors: Test Format, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Construction, Eye Movements
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Czerwionka, Lori; Cuza, Alejandro – Hispania, 2017
The current study examines English-speaking learners of Spanish and their pragmatic development of request forms during a six-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. Elicited production and intuition data were analyzed, focusing on personal deictic orientation, directness evidenced by clause type, and the use of "por favor"…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Yöndem, Sadik; Yöndem, Zeynep Deniz; Per, Meral – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The qualities of artists and musicians have attracted the attention of personality psychologists and researchers studying creativity. Artistic activities are considered by some to be therapeutic, and may offer a buffer effect on psychological health. On the other hand, research has occasionally revealed a positive relationship between creativity…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Music Education, Art Education
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