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Altiner, Cennet – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The main goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which a computer-based flashcard program, Anki, can help college-level ESL learners improve their vocabulary as well as the learners' perceptions about the program. The vocabulary targeted for the study consisted of Coxhead's (2000) "Academic Word List", including the most…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lin, Shu-Yuan; Xie, Ying – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Student-generated tagclouds provided an intuitive overview of a group of learners' collective knowledge. Although such tagclouds may have the potential to be used as effective learning tools, it has not been clear how students use this tool for knowledge construction. In this paper, we report a two-stage study that investigated college students'…
Descriptors: Computer Software, College Students, Concept Mapping, Intervention
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O'Neill, Ruth; Russell, Alex M. T. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Universities are increasingly looking towards online technology to assist their students. Grammarly advertises itself as the world's most accurate online grammar checker, yet little research exists on its performance as a feedback tool in universities. This paper reports on a study investigating students' perceptions of Grammarly when used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Grammar, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Beukes, Vernita – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
The research discussed in this article is specifically aimed at non-Afrikaans-speaking international students served by the Language Centre at Stellenbosch University. As a result of students who would like to become proficient in Afrikaans during their stay in South Africa, many of them choose the course "Beginner Afrikaans Vlak 1"…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Haghighi, Hamzeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Vahdany, Fereidoon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
With the emergence of innovative mobile-based tools, new opportunities have been made to enhance the quality of language learning. Keeping this in mind, the current study aimed to investigate the impact of a flipped classroom on enhancing EFL learners' pragmatic competence. To this end, 60 EFL learners from two universities in Iran were assigned…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McCrocklin, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2019
Although early ASR-based dictation programs were criticized for lack of accuracy and explicit feedback for L2 pronunciation practice, teachers and researchers have shown renewed interest. However, little is known about student reactions to ASRbased dictation practice. This qualitative study examines student perspectives, identifying advantages and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Byrne, Jason; Furuyabu, Mariko – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This paper aims to provide teachers with a practical guide to working in an IT enabled classroom. The paper outlines four central practical examples, with teacher reflections, of what was required in starting an actual IT enabled English listening & speaking program. The classroom environment described is board-less, meaning the teacher's…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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John, Paul; Woll, Nina – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Our study assessed the performance of two Grammar Checkers (GCs), Grammarly and Virtual Writing Tutor, and the grammar checking function in Microsoft Word on a broad range of grammatical errors. The errors occurred in both authentic English as a Second Language (ESL) compositions and simple sentences we generated ourselves. We verified the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Yang; Leung, Howard; Shum, Hubert P. H.; Li, Jiao; Zeng, Lanling; Aslam, Nauman; Pan, Zhigeng – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2018
In this paper, a Chinese character educational system based on Kinect is proposed for guiding beginners to learn the basics of Chinese characters in a more intuitive way. It extracts 19 common components, denoted as alphabets, from Chinese characters. Nineteen postures were designed according to the shapes of these alphabets. Instead of memorizing…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Caglayan, Günhan – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to understand how mathematics majors make sense of similar matrices, a linear algebra topic that is rich in internal and external connections, in a series of in-depth qualitative interviews in a technology-assisted (MATLAB) learning environment. The study was also an attempt to develop a cognitive theory in…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students)
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MacLeod, Jason; Yang, Harrison Hao; Zhu, Sha; Shi, Yinghui – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
In an effort to address student engagement challenges, much research has explored student-to-student connected classroom climate (CCC). Research positively associates CCC to the benefits of student integration, learning, and retention in face-to-face environments. However, few studies have examined CCC in computer-mediated environments. This study…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Mediated Communication
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Mospan, Natalia – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to examine how effective mobile devices are in the process of teaching and learning English through the perspective of university students. The research is aimed at finding out whether using mobile apps for learning purposes, in particular, for learning English, is of interest for students and looks at potential ways…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sidgi, Lina Fathi Sidig; Shaari, Ahmad Jelani – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The use of technology, such as computer-assisted language learning (CALL), is used in teaching and learning in the foreign language classrooms where it is most needed. One promising emerging technology that supports language learning is automatic speech recognition (ASR). Integrating such technology, especially in the instruction of pronunciation…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ashwell, Tim; Elam, Jesse R. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
The ultimate aim of our research project was to use the Google Web Speech API to automate scoring of elicited imitation (EI) tests. However, in order to achieve this goal, we had to take a number of preparatory steps. We needed to assess how accurate this speech recognition tool is in recognizing native speakers' production of the test items; we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Guo, Sijia; Möllering, Martina – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This case study aimed to explore best practice in applying task-based language teaching (TBLT) via a Web-conferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate, in a beginners' online Chinese course by evaluating the pedagogical values and limitations of the software and the tasks designed. Chapelle's (2001) criteria for computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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