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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Wu, Jason Hsinchieh; Lin, Chunn-Ying – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Research on teacher and school academic optimism has abounded ever since these two constructs were confirmed and shown to have positive effects on student achievement. However, one overlooked research question is the nested association between teacher and school academic optimism. This study intends to fill this gap by using hierarchical linear…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Ching-San – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The major purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the inquiry-based method is effective in improving students' learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. A total of 73 college students studying Information Technology (IT) were chosen as…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, STEM Education, Computer Science Education
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Science learning self-efficacy could be regarded as a multi-factor belief which comprises different aspects such as cognitive skills, practical work, and everyday application. However, few studies have investigated the relationships among these factors that compose science learning self-efficacy. Also, culture may play an important role in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Yeldham, Michael – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study investigated the effect of formulaic language on L2 learners' ability to decode words in listening texts. One possibility was that formulas would facilitate listening by reducing the need to process every word of the sequences. However, a contrasting possibility was that the commonly reduced nature of formulaic words would hinder…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Shang, Hui-Fang; Chen, Yen-Yu – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
With the rapid growth of technology, many language acquisition approaches have been added to computer-assisted language learning applications. Thus, this study investigated the impact of online autonomous learning on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading ability. Sixty-five students from two reading classes at One University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Chin, Kai-Yi; Lee, Ko-Fong; Chen, Yen-Lin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This paper proposes a novel interactive ubiquitous learning system (IULS) for authentically teaching a cultural heritage course and imparting relevant concepts to students. Experimental results demonstrated that learning performance was significantly improved after students used the IULS. This study also demonstrated that students using the IULS…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Cultural Background, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Wang, Li-Chih; Yang, Hsien-Ming – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
This study aimed to investigate the development of visual and auditory temporal processing among children with and without dyslexia and to examine the roles of temporal processing in reading and reading-related abilities. A total of 362 Chinese children in Grades 1-6 were recruited from Taiwan. Half of the children had dyslexia, and the other half…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Dyslexia, Matched Groups, Comparative Analysis
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Lin, Chi-Jen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Flipped classrooms have been widely adopted and discussed by school teachers and researchers in the past decade. However, few studies have been conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of flipped classrooms in terms of improving EFL students' English oral presentation, not to mention investigating factors affecting their flipped learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lu, Owen H. T.; Huang, Anna Y. Q.; Huang, Jeff C. H.; Lin, Albert J. Q.; Ogata, Hiroaki; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Blended learning combines online digital resources with traditional classroom activities and enables students to attain higher learning performance through well-defined interactive strategies involving online and traditional learning activities. Learning analytics is a conceptual framework and is a part of our Precision education used to analyze…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Chen, Hong-Ren; Chen, Nian-Shing; Lin, Li-Kai; Chen, Jin-Wen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Education research has shown that reflective study can efficiently enhance learning, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills from real-life situations has become a focus of interest for scholars. The knowledge-learning model based on verbal instruction, used in traditional classrooms, does not make use of real-life situations that encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Context Effect, Reflection
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Yang, Kai-Hsiang; Chu, Hui-Chun; Chiang, Li-Yu – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Game-based learning (GBL) has been proven to be an attractive learning model by many studies; however, scholars have pointed out that the effectiveness of game-based learning could be limited if proper learning strategies are not incorporated. Prompting is a strategy that plays the important role of providing hints and guidance in interactive…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lin, Hsiu-Chou; Lin, Yen-Chin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of the study is to assess the relationship between sexual satisfaction and gender, perception of body image, and level of self-esteem in college students in southern Taiwan. This study conducted questionnaires completed by 637 college students in southern Taiwan. The questionnaire consisted of four sections: the Personal Background…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Life Satisfaction, Gender Differences
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Chen, Ching-Huei; Liu, Jun-Han; Shou, Wen-Chuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Although educational games have become prevalent in recent research, only a limited number of studies have considered learners' learning behaviors while playing a science problem-solving game. Introducing a competitive element to game-based learning is promising; however, research has produced ambiguous results, indicating that more studies should…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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