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Hung, I-Chun; Chao, Kuo-Jen; Lee, Ling; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Although many researchers have pointed out that educational robots can stimulate learners' learning motivation, the learning motivation will be hardly sustained and rapidly decreased over time if the amusement and interaction merely come from the new technology itself without incorporating instructional strategies. Many researchers have…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Learning Motivation, Teaching Methods, Robotics
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Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian; Wang, Rong-Jyue; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (1) a pleasant and interactive classroom environment as the learning context, (2) a teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Robotics, Elementary School Students
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Chen, Nian-Shing; Quadir, Benazir; Teng, Daniel C. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Early school years are an important period to lay out the foundation for learning a second language. In addition to mastering the basic language skills and keeping the learning process fun, promoting a lifelong learning habit should also be emphasised. Motivating elementary school students to learn English and avoiding misconceptions associated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cloze Procedure, Lifelong Learning, Educational Technology
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Wei, Chun-Wang; Hung, I-Chun; Lee, Ling; Chen, Nian-Shing – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This research demonstrates the design of a Joyful Classroom Learning System (JCLS) with flexible, mobile and joyful features. The theoretical foundations of this research include the experiential learning theory, constructivist learning theory and joyful learning. The developed JCLS consists of the robot learning companion (RLC), sensing input…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Experiential Learning