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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated how English learners at a university in Japan perceive connections with students in the US through an educational social network platform, called Edmodo. The instructor of English at the Japanese university cooperated with a Japanese language instructor at an American university and they incorporated Edmodo into their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians, North Americans
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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2016
This study describes an attempt of using an educational social networking platform, which is called Edmodo, for English language learning outside classrooms at tertiary level. Considering the notion of communicative competence, the instructor incorporated Edmodo into his English classes as a project which is a formal assignment. In the project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education