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Nader, Alison –, 2019
Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) modules are a popular option for international students at the University of Reading. Student feedback and module results show that some of these students face particular challenges in relation to their peers. In this paper, we describe how a team teaching Beginners French -- Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Simion, Mindora Otilia; Genova, Teodora – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
This paper aims at analyzing and comparing the approach of Task-based language teaching (TBLT) to bachelor students taking classes of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at two universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The outcomes of the research show that both Bulgarian and Romanian students express their favorable preferences towards using this…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Ruivivar, June; Lapierre, Cynthia –, 2018
Monolingual and parallel concordancers have both been found to benefit second-language (L2) grammatical development. However, the relative benefits of these two concordancer types remains unclear. The present study compares learning outcomes and learners' perceptions of a monolingual English (Corpus of Contemporary American English, COCA) and a…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
Smith, Andrea; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of literature circles on the reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading of gifted students in an elementary school. Using a quasi-experimental design, this action research compared two groups of gifted fourth grade students in the reading programs. The experimental group included…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Group Activities, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Piña, Anthony A.; Moran, Kenneth A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
A research and development project was undertaken to document, analyze and report the effects of implementing a free/open educational resources (OER) initiative within Sullivan University's College of Business Administration. The project involved the redesign of courses using no-cost textbooks and other educational resources, in place of resources…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Textbooks, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook; Wu, Yin – Online Submission, 2018
This study examines undergraduate students' college readiness and educational engagement gaps in a U.S. public research university. The study reveals the heterogeneity of domestic (American) and international student groups. While typical international students may have disadvantages in college readiness and engagement, English speakers and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Learner Engagement, Achievement Gap, Foreign Students
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Robelo, Octaviano García; Pérez, Ileana Casasola – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper presents one product of a research report about the promotion of resilience in the school setting in two public secondary schools, located in Mexico and Germany, and its relation with the pupils' multiculturalism. The paper focuses on the need of the results' analysis to identify the school actors' perceptions of the promotion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), Multicultural Education
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Shariman, Tenku Putri Norishah; Talib, Othman – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
This research studies the effects of an interactive multimedia mobile learning application on students' understanding of chemistry concepts. The Organic Chemistry Reaction Application (OCRA), a mobile learning prototype with touch screen commands, was applied in this research. Through interactive multimedia techniques, students can create and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry
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Sato, Yukiko; Rachmawan, Irene Erlyn Wina; Brückner, Stefan; Waragai, Ikumi; Kiyoki, Yasushi –, 2017
This study aims to enhance foreign language learners' language competence by integrating formal and informal learning environments and considers how they can improve their grammatical and lexical skills through the gathering (comprehension) and sharing (writing) of information in the foreign language. Experiments with German learners at a Japanese…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Informal Education, Grammar
Garcia, Leandro Sumida; Silva, Camila Mariane Costa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Social media technologies were introduced among the modern society and are part of its routine in many ways--knowledge acquisition and sharing, interpersonal relationships, media diffusion--sometimes complementing and even substituting tools that were specifically designed for similar activities. This research compares social media sites and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Organizational Communication, Comparative Analysis
Smyrnova-Trybulska, Eugenia; Ogrodzka-Mazur, Ewa; Szafranska-Gajdzica, Anna; Morze, Nataliia; Makhachashvili, Rusudan; Noskova, Tatiana; Pavlova, Tatiana; Yakovleva, Olga; Issa, Tomayess; Issa, Theodora – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Many higher education students are interested in MOOCs. At the same time, numerous questions are still without answers: formal aspects of participation in MOOCs, the type of motivation on the part of students for participation in MOOCs, quality of MOOCs, students' opinions about type, structure, contents, communication in MOOCs and other aspects.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Smith, Catherine L. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The analysis of detailed interaction records is fundamental to development of user-centred systems. Researchers seeking such data must recruit volunteers willing to allow tracking of their interactions. This study examines privacy and trust attitudes in the intent to volunteer for research requiring installation of tracking software.…
Descriptors: Privacy, Trust (Psychology), Data Analysis, Information Security
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Kalambouka, Afroditi; Pampaka, Maria; Omuvwie, Michael; Wo, Lawrence – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The aim of this paper was to shed more light on the attitudes and dispositions to mathematics education of secondary school students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. The data were collected as part of a larger project in England which looked at the relationship between students' learning outcomes (including dispositions)…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students, Mathematical Aptitude, Mainstreaming
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Nissen, Elke –, 2016
What are the perceived effects of Telecollaboration (TC), compared to other types of communication-scenarios with peers (i.e. local peers in small groups and Erasmus students abroad)? This is the question this exploratory study tackles within a blended language learning course. The analysis of students' perceptions paints a rather contrastive…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Cooperation, Comparative Analysis, Blended Learning
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Macias, Meghan; Reimer, Lynn C.; Nili, Amanda; Warschauer, Mark – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
As certain groups--low income, ethnic minority, and/or first generation college students--continue to be underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, interest in improving outcomes for these students has grown. In order to understand what pedagogy students experience when they begin course work in a STEM major, we…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Biology, Science Instruction
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