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Kakoulli Constantinou, Ellis – Research-publishing.net, 2019
In an era of continuous technological advancement and severe financial crisis, the cloud computing paradigm has become one of the most prominent and influential developments in information technology since the emergence of the Internet. This chapter describes the second phase of an action research study, which aimed at addressing the problem of…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Brick, Billy; Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Coventry University Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP) offers beginners language learning modules to approximately 3,000 students. Each module is taught over 11 weeks for a total of one hour and 40 minutes and two of the weeks are used for in class tests, so tutors generally agree that students need to practise their skills outside the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Higher Education (HE) has a long-standing tradition in the language centres of the Cypriot academic world, much like in other European contexts. Even though Cypriot universities are advancing in educational technology, students enter bearing coursebook-led and teacher-centred learning experiences…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martínez-Sáez, Antonio; Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Gimeno-Sanz, Ana – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Instructors have to make important decisions regarding the type of assessment that will finally be implemented when producing online learning materials, since this has a noticeable effect in terms of the methodology, the approach, and the attitude of all the actors involved (Goertler, 2011). This study investigates students' perception of tutor…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Biasini, Rosalba – Research-publishing.net, 2018
According to the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) framework for digital capabilities (JISC, 2013), Information Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency is only one of the elements necessary to equip Higher Education (HE) students to fully engage with today's digital world. On its own, however, it is not enough. As ICT users, students…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Systems
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Mason, Amanda; Wenxin, Zhang – Research-publishing.net, 2017
At present, there are few studies which explore the learning strategies employed by students of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) and even fewer that focus specifically on mobile application use. This study provides insights into how adult learners at varying levels of proficiency employ mobile apps to support their Chinese character learning.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Enokida, Kazumichi; Sakaue, Tatsuya; Morita, Mitsuhiro; Kida, Shusaku; Ohnishi, Akio – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In this paper, the development of a web application for self-access English vocabulary courses at a national university in Japan will be reported upon. Whilst the basic concepts are inherited from an old Flash-based online vocabulary learning system that had been long used at the university, the new HTML5-based app comes with several new features…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Mehran, Parisa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, especially in educational settings to edutain (i.e. educate and entertain) students and engage them in their learning. This study reports the results of the use of an AR application called BlippAR to augment poster carousel tasks in a blended English…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Visual Aids, Feedback (Response), Qualitative Research
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Ibáñez Moreno, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In this paper the methodological steps taken in the conception of a new mobile application (app) are introduced. This app, called VISP (Videos for Speaking), is easily accessible and manageable, and is aimed at helping students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to improve their idiomaticity in their oral production. In order to do so, the app…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Skill Development, Outcomes of Education, English (Second Language)
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Penman, Christine – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This case study situates the collaborative design of learning objects (interactive online learning material) using the LOC (Learning Object Creator) software in the context of language activities external to the core learning activities of language students at a UK university. It describes the creative and pedagogical processes leading to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, French, Second Language Instruction
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Kétyi, András – Research-publishing.net, 2013
The popularity of smart phones has increased enormously in the last few years. Because of the increasing penetration of these devices and the above-average willingness of our students using new tools and devices in language courses, we decided to design a voluntary pilot project for mobile language learning for students who learn German as a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Management Systems