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IGI Global, 2017
The integration of technology into modern classrooms has enhanced learning opportunities for students. With increased access to educational content, students gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught. "Flipped Instruction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Loucky, John Paul – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2012
Task-based language learning using the benefits of online computer-assisted language learning (CALL) can be effective for rapid vocabulary expansion, especially when target vocabulary has been pre-arranged into bilingual categories under simpler, common Semantic Field Keywords. Results and satisfaction levels for both Chinese English majors and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Vocabulary Development, College Students, Collaborative Writing
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Loucky, John Paul; Tuzi, Frank – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2010
This study furthers research in three crucial related areas: (1) comparing various online glossing and vocabulary learning tools; (2) language teaching and learning using a more natural bilingualized approach to developing online reading skills in a second or foreign language; and (3) comparing the relative level of enjoyment and effectiveness…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Loucky, John Paul – Online Submission, 2007
The aim of this study was to find ways to improve online reading and vocabulary learning. Various new types of online reading comprehension and vocabulary development programs and tests were compared in this study to consider how useful they may be for guiding individual or classroom L2 vocabulary instruction. It explored how these programs seek…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Loucky, John Paul – Online Submission, 2006
For the past ten years, I have been using a basic framework to help my students grasp question and answer structures. I find that this enables them to develop their language skills quickly and increases their confidence in their conversational ability. Without mastering questions, learners can't even get to first base in terms of making a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Skills, Verbs
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Loucky, John Paul – CALICO Journal, 2006
How can one better use modern CALL resources to help language learners to build up a larger target language (TL) vocabulary quickly? A major need that quickly becomes apparent at the intersection of the fields of second language vocabulary acquisition (SLVA) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is the lack of sufficient research with…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Classification, Educational Technology, Vocabulary Development
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Loucky, John Paul – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2005
To more thoroughly analyze and compare the types of dictionaries being used by Japanese college students in three college engineering classes, two kinds of surveys were designed. The first was a general survey about purchase, use and preferences regarding electronic dictionaries. The second survey asked questions about how various computerised…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Sites, Second Language Learning
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Loucky, John Paul – CALICO Journal, 2003
Compares various computerized bilingual dictionaries for their relative effectiveness in helping Japanese college students at several language proficiency levels to access new English target vocabulary. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Loucky, John Paul – 2003
This article summarizes software which can help to enhance both local and specific reading skills (often done through what is known as intensive reading) and global or general reading skills (known as extensive reading). Although the use of computerized bilingual dictionaries (CBDs) and translation websites of various types does not appear to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Loucky, John Paul – Online Submission, 2002
Although calls for educational reform have been raised in many nations, just how accountable are schools, teachers, or students themselves in Japan for their own language teaching or learning? While the use of course evaluations has come into vogue, many colleges do not assess English majors' linguistic ability in a professional manner, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Vocabulary Skills
Loucky, John Paul – Seinan Jogakuin Junior College Bulletin, 1998
Suggestions are offered for teaching vocabulary in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)/English-as-a-foreign-Language (EFL) instruction. Five components in vocabulary development are seen as crucial: meeting vocabulary for the first time; establishing previously-encountered vocabulary; enriching previously-met vocabulary; developing word-decoding…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Costs
Loucky, John Paul – Seinan Jogakuin Junior College Bulletin, 1992
Major learning models pertaining to second language oral and writing instruction are explored with an intent to make practical suggestions for the field of second language instruction in Japan. A proposal for integrating a variety of instructional innovations, rather than incorporating isolated innovations is presented. Selection of appropriate…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
Loucky, John Paul – Annual Review of English Learning & Teaching, 1997
A study tested the English vocabulary and reading comprehension of about 1,500 Japanese college and university students and compared three different media formats for teaching vocabulary in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) in a number of Japanese college classes: commercially available and teacher-adapted computer software; traditional…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Loucky, John Paul – Bulletin of Seinan Jogakuin Junior College, 2001
What lessons can be learned from relevant research in vocabulary- and language-learning strategy training as well as from comparative studies on learning Oriental languages, which could have helpful applications to language learners from Kanji-background countries? Could both mnemonic and semantic field keyword approaches help these learners by…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Loucky, John Paul – 1994
The study reported here had three major objectives: (1) assessment of average vocabulary and comprehension levels of Japanese college students studying English as a second language (ESL) and comparison of the effectiveness of several formats for teaching vocabulary, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension; (2) comparison of three media…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Cultural Context