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Yan, Liping – English Language Teaching, 2019
With the rapid development of mobile information technology and social media networks, it is feasible for college English teachers to get access to social networks such as QQ, Email and MSN as a way of practicing English writing beyond classroom. Similarly, it is also possible for teachers to utilize WeChat Platform where online communities for…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sun, Zhong; Lin, Chin-Hsi; Wu, Minhua; Zhou, Jianshe; Luo, Liming – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) has shown considerable promise, but thus far the literature has tended to focus on individual technological tools, without due regard for how the choice of one such tool over another impacts CSCL, either in outline or in detail. The present study, therefore, directly compared the learning-related…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Telecommunications
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Quan, Guolong; Gu, Xiaoqing – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
Recent studies have demonstrated the integration of visualization technology to support collaboration and stimulate learning performance. The use of visualization tools during the collaborative activities of international students is a worthy topic for further exploration. Based on grounded and activity theories, this research uses observation and…
Descriptors: Visualization, Cross Cultural Training, Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Zheng, Yafeng; Xu, Chang; Li, Yanyan; Su, You – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Knowledge elaboration plays a critical role in promoting knowledge acquisition and facilitating the retention of target knowledge in online collaborative discussions. Adopting a key-term-based automated analysis approach, we proposed an indicator framework to measure the level of knowledge elaboration in terms of coverage, activation, and…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Knowledge Level, Academic Ability
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Wang, X.; Li, M.; Wang, M.; Cui, S.; Shi, L.; Duan, L.; Wang, T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study is to examine the attitudes of students towards the case studies based on mobile messaging in a pharmacotherapy introduction class. Case studies were divided into 4 groups, with 30 pharmacy students each group. Each group was required to share pharmaceutical care plans on WeChat by posting messages. A post-activity survey was conducted:…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Case Studies
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie; Norton, Howard – TESL-EJ, 2018
Information and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation in educational practice. Among all the educational technological tools, online discussion forums represent one of the most extensively adopted educational media in higher education. Yet a review of the literature indicates a lack of empirical studies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Wang, Huawen; Mason, Jon – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Numerous studies have recognized collaboration as an effective way of learning. When collaboration involves students from different cultural backgrounds, a question arises: "Will cultural differences influence the manner in which roles are adopted within collaborative learning?" In this study, a correlation analysis was used to explore…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Correlation, Cultural Influences, Cross Cultural Studies
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MacLeod, Jason; Yang, Harrison Hao; Xiang, Zongping – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2017
Research has identified the need for additional teaching strategies to address issues within intercultural computer-supported collaborative learning (iCSCL) environments. While some strategies have been proposed to support teacher effectiveness and student participation, to date no research has traced issues back to students' underlying, intrinsic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Du, Jianxia – Educational Psychology, 2016
Management of the study environment is crucial to the learning process, and this management in an online class setting is even more challenging. This study investigates models of environmental structuring in online groupwork in China, as reported by 307 graduate students in 80 groups. At the group level, environment management was positively…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Correlation, Feedback (Response), Cooperative Learning
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Angelova, Maria; Zhao, Ying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools to facilitate second language acquisition and develop English as a second language (ESL) teaching skills and cultural awareness. The paper describes a collaborative online project between students from China and the USA, who communicated using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Siqin, Tuya; van Aalst, Jan; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2015
This study investigated synchronous discourses involving student collaboration in fixed groups during an introductory research methods course's first 8-week phase, and opportunistic collaboration during its second 8-week phase. Twenty-seven Chinese undergraduates participated in online discourse on Knowledge Forum as part of the course. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Allied Health Personnel, Educational Technology
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Zheng, Binbin; Niiya, Melissa; Warschauer, Mark – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
While collaborative learning and collaborative writing can be of great value to student learning, the implementation of a technology-supported collaborative learning environment is a challenge. With their built-in features for supporting collaborative writing and social communication, wikis are a promising platform for collaborative learning;…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Carmo, Mafalda, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015-END 2015, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 29 of June. Education, in our contemporary world, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Xu, Jianzhong; Du, Jianxia; Fan, Xitao – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2014
Emotion and emotion regulation are increasingly viewed as critical issues in online learning environments. Online collaborative environments in particular create novel challenges for emotion regulation. Few studies, however, have focused on a range of factors that may influence students' efforts to manage their emotion in online collaborative…
Descriptors: Self Control, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Feedback (Response)
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