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Alfarwan, Salah – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This study investigates the potential, in relation to learning and using English, which exists in the current access to and use of new technological devices by university students who are not native speakers of English. As an example case, the availability of a range of devices to 138 Saudi English and Business students at a Saudi university was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet Kaur A/P Mehar; Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of reading learning strategies (RLS) mediated by smartphone features and applications on the learners' psychological autonomy in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading context among undergraduates in Saudi Arabia. A total of 70 male students in two intact reading classes participated in this study. A…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Khalaf, Mohammed H. Ragab – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The current research aimed to develop & compare between two different learning mobile websites designs, which are responsive versus adaptive. The best design amongst them is determined in terms of learners' preferences. To conduct this, the researcher formulated a preference level test (PLT) and installed it on both websites. 84 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Instructional Design
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Aljaloud, Abdulaziz; Gromik, Nicolas; Kwan, Paul; Billingsley, William – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study aimed to investigate how the use of a smartphone clicker app by a group of 390 Saudi Arabian male undergraduate students would impact their learning performance while participating in a computer science class. The smartphone clicker app was used by the students during peer group discussions and to respond to teacher questions. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices
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Alhatmi, Sultan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explored the sub-strategies Saudi English majors use most when consulting the dictionary. In particular, it looked at the aspects of the dictionary use strategy relevant to the dictionary itself rather than the lookup words (mainly purposes for consulting the dictionary, means of dictionary ownership and type of dictionary consulted).…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Dictionaries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Zayed, Jihan – Online Submission, 2019
Out of their homes, Saudi women are imposed to be accompanied by their male guardians. Therefore, they suffer to complete their education. To overcome this obstacle, they currently use mobile learning (mLearning) -- in the form of social networking apps such as WhatsApp or Twitter -- to keep in touch with their instructors. Being specified for…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Attainment, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Alasmari, Talal; Zhang, Ke – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This article reports a two-phase study with (1) an extended framework on mobile learning technology acceptance, and (2) a mixed-method research investigating college students on the use and embracement of mobile learning technology acceptance in Saudi Arabia. The research extended the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
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Khan, Abdul Wadood – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internet has redefined every aspect of human life-personal routines, business practices, and education. Advances in information and communication technology have also influenced English language learning and teaching in classrooms. This study explores the effectiveness of eLearning tools in teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Alsswey, Ahmed; Al-Samarraie, Hosam – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The simplicity and minimal cost of mobile phones make them more suitable for use among students and educators across the world. The integration of mobile technology in a university context has been found to provide a superior learning environment compared to the traditional classroom lecture. Yet, there are several challenges that may delay the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adoption (Ideas)
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet KAUR A/P Mehar – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study investigated the impact of social strategies mediated by smartphone features and applications on socio-cultural autonomy in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among undergraduates in Saudi Arabia. Two EFL reading classes of 70 students acted as an experimental and a control group participated in this study. A…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Even though studies of the accessibility of digital technologies in educational contexts have become progressively more extensive, understanding children's motive for play or for learning is essential for identifying the way they relate to touch technology. This research paper seeks to understand the relation between the motive for play and the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Amry, Aicha – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Purpose: This research paper explores the effect of using Twitter activities to support a blended learning course (75% in-class and 25% Twitter activities) on the achievement and attitudes of female students compared to 100% in-class learning. Design/methodology/approach: In the 2016 academic year, the researcher compared an experimental group (34…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Media
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Alharbi, Wafa Owaydhah; Alturki, Khaled Ibrahim – English Language Teaching, 2018
The study aimed to identify the degree of social media contribution to reinforcing digital citizenship meaning from the viewpoint of female students at Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. The study was an attempt to answer the following two questions in order to achieve the objectives of the study: To which extent does SnapChat…
Descriptors: Social Media, Females, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Elhussein, Mariam A.; Dustegor, Dilek; Nagy, Naya; Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2018
Contribution: As expected, a partition-room environment negatively affects students' learning. An unexpected result of this study is that female students occasionally choose not to use the technology available in partition-rooms, to avoid undesirable facial exposure. Background: The main purpose of partition-rooms is to prevent male instructors…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Females, Teacher Student Relationship
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Sarhandi, Pir Suhail Ahmed; Bajnaid, Ayman; Elyas, Tariq – English Language Teaching, 2017
Teachers all over the world strive to keep their students engaged, and research has shown that task engagement can be elevated by utilising technology to complete classroom activities. Reasons suggested for this is that technology's alignment with students' interests, as well as the stimulatingly transformative effect that technology can have on…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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