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Tuomi, Margaret Trotta; Jauhojärvi-Koskelo, Camilla – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Recent research has shown that 3.4% of university students in Finland have a diagnosed or observed illness or disability that affects their learning at the university level. The University of Jyväskylä Language Centre embarked on an organised, ongoing research and intervention project to enable appropriate teaching practices to suit the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Leppisaari, Irja; Herrington, Jan; Vainio, Leena; Im, Yeonwook – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual Benchmarking Project (2009-2010) applied the elements of authentic learning developed by Herrington and Oliver (2000) as criteria to evaluate authenticity. Twelve…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Benchmarking, Online Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Hynninen, Niina – AILA Review, 2012
This paper focuses on the construction of language expertise in international, university-level English-medium courses where English is used as a lingua franca. Even if the courses are not language courses, language sometimes becomes the topic of discussion in the form of language correcting and commentary. This paper looks into these instances,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Expertise, Teacher Role