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Borras, Isabel – 1998
A discussion of the role of educational technology (ET), particularly in second language teaching and learning, examines some theoretical foundations of ET and suggests why and how those foundations should be broadened. It first reviews the assets and shortcomings of three theories to which ET has been closely linked: behaviorism; neo-behaviorism;…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Educational Needs
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Borras, Isabel – Internet and Higher Education, 1998
A case study investigated how the implementation of a "strategy redundancy" device, which consisted of the instructor's use of five teaching strategies and their mirroring in five features of a Webware package developed by the instructor, affected the participants' (graduate-level Internet course with eight teachers/three students) learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Course Evaluation
Borras, Isabel – 1998
This paper reports on a research study which investigated how the implementation of a "strategy redundancy" device, which consisted of the instructor's use of five teaching strategies and their mirroring in five of the features of the webware package, affected the participants' learning outcomes. Participants were eight inservice K-12…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Courseware
Borras, Isabel – 1998
This paper elaborates on the ways self-reflective practices that have sprung from within the postmodern discourse may conduce to meaningful learning, all without forgetting that the truth is idiosyncratic and that the highest human goals are barely teachable. Hence, rather than prescribing methodological "recipes," the paper looks at the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Learning Processes
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Borras, Isabel – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1993
Reports on the development and evaluation of "Practicing Spoken French," a multimedia HyperCard-based program designed to assess the effects of subtitled video on oral communicative performance of undergraduate students of French. Implications for computer-assisted language learning design and research are suggested. (Contains 31…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware
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Borras, Isabel; Lafayette, Robert C. – Modern Language Journal, 1994
The effects of subtitling during transactional task practice were investigated among fifth-semester college students of French. Results support and advance the knowledge generated by language research on subtitles: subtitles help learners not only to comprehend authentic linguistic input better but also to produce comprehensible communicative…
Descriptors: College Students, Courseware, French, Higher Education