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Comas-Quinn, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper reviews three attempts to incorporate technology-enabled online volunteer translation communities into language teaching in formal education. Through taking part in these communities, participants can develop many important skills, including digital, participatory, and information literacy, alongside improving their language skills and…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Brick, Billy; Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana; Graham, Sean; Tsankov, Tsvetan; Loizou, Michael; Godson, Nina; Ryan, Kelly – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper will report on a pilot Virtual Reality (VR) project which repurposes an existing scenario-based VR asset for health sciences. The original scenario aims to prepare health care students for home visits by allowing them to experience a semi-linear conversation with a virtual Non-Player Character (NPC). This provides a safe,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giralt, Marta; Murray, Liam – Research-publishing.net, 2019
At a recent TeCoLa3 project conference, Colpaert (2017) declared: "there is not enough evidence to suggest that technology has a direct effect on learning, not even virtual worlds. No, not even games… My hypothesis is… that the added value of technology depends on the designs of your learning environment on the one hand… and what I will talk…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Intercultural Communication, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Gabauda, Odette; Nocchi, Susanna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Despite a rapid growth of Open Educational Resource (OER) availability, Thoms and Thoms (2014) note that few empirical studies examine the impact of OERs on foreign language learning and teaching. This paper presents an action research study investigating the embedding of selected components of DigiLanguages, an OER for Digital Literacies (DLs)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Comas-Quinn, Anna; Fuertes Gutiérrez, Mara – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This project aimed to explore how online open communities and resources could be used for language learning in a higher education context. Advanced language learners were introduced to translation and subtitling, and the use of open content to maintain their language skills post-graduation whilst engaging in a meaningful activity, namely sharing…
Descriptors: Speeches, Translation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Berti, Margherita – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This case study describes the development of a free-to-use online platform for storing, sharing, and accessing 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) videos. Although in the past VR was mostly used for gaming purposes, in recent years it has become increasingly popular in numerous areas, including education. In the field of language learning, little is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
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Gafaro, Barbara Conde – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This case study investigated the self-regulated learning strategies that university students employ while engaging with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as part of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) involves the processes whereby students plan, monitor, evaluate, and adjust their performance towards…
Descriptors: Online Courses, English for Academic Purposes, Academic Language, Blended Learning
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Enokida, Kazumichi; Kusanagi, Kunihiro; Kida, Shusaku; Morita, Mitsuhiro; Sakaue, Tatsuya – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The present study aims to reveal English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' online learning behaviour in a cross-platform web application for EFL vocabulary learning courses at a national university in Japan. Students were divided into two groups: those who were provided with the new, cross-platform application for vocabulary learning, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Online Courses
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Dickinson, Paul – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Writing is an essential literacy skill that is crucial to meeting various social demands. It is also extremely difficult to master, especially for learners of an additional language who face significant barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), is an instructional framework promoted as an effective means of removing such barriers.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Access to Education
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Alzahrani, Sahar – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This research aims to examine the practices of university English Language (EL) teachers in e-learning and to explore perspectives on the challenges and prospects of e-learning. It is an exploratory study which adopts a pragmatic paradigm and a mixed method approach to inquiry. A survey design and a phenomenological design are used in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning
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Dey-Plissonneau, Aparajita – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study aims to identify a few perception-action relations or affordances enacted in an asymmetrical (tutor-tutee) videoconferencing environment for L2 learning. Following Engeström's (2014) Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and an ecological Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) perspective, the study focusses on the interactions…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Videoconferencing, Second Language Instruction
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Knight, Tim – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper explains how the mobile app and computer software Moxtra has augmented presentation and oral communication classes at the university level. Even the free version of Moxtra allows students to compile a digital portfolio of presentation and storytelling work, involving voice and visuals, to which both the teacher and fellow students have…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Thompson, Andrew; Gallacher, Andrew; Howarth, Mark – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The aim of this research project was to examine the impact of chatbots as conversation partners. First and second year Japanese university students (n=120) from a private university in Southwest Japan were randomly assigned to either conduct a speaking task with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot or human partner. Preliminary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Iino, Atsushi; Thomson, Ron I. – Research-publishing.net, 2018
In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) situations, it is important for educators to improve learners' sound recognition skill due to the variation of English found in the world. Furthermore, perceptual skill is a foundation leading to intelligibility in production. This study examined the effects of using High Variability Phonetic Training (HVPT)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonetics
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