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Zhang, Wei; Zhu, Chang – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Combining elements of online and face-to-face education, blended learning is emerging as an important teaching and learning model in higher education. In order to examine the effectiveness of blended learning, as compared to the traditional face-to-face learning mode, this research investigated the learning outcomes of students following English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis
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Zhu, Chang – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Innovation in education is essential to meet the requirements for preparing the new generation for the more and more advanced society. This study examines the innovative teaching and learning strategies in school settings, the technologies in place, the pedagogical orientations, and the cultural environment as perceived by teachers and students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Innovation, Case Studies
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Kintu, Mugenyi Justice; Zhu, Chang – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This paper explores the design of a blended learning environment in a transition from face-to-face and seeks to determine whether learner characteristics and background together with blended learning design elements are significant factors for learning outcomes such as intrinsic motivation, satisfaction, knowledge construction and learning…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; DePryck, Koen – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Understanding reasons for drop-out, factors contributing to student satisfaction and strategies for enhancing student retention is fundamental to the success of online (language) courses. This study examines drop-out rates, student satisfaction, retention rates and attainment in fully online elementary-level courses for Dutch as a second language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Academic Persistence, Online Courses
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Machumu, Haruni J.; Kalimasi, Perpetua J.; Msabila, Dominick T.; Zhu, Chang; Almasi, Mustapha – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The majority of Tanzanians acquire primary education, which is actually not enough for manpower production purposes. With this kind of graduates, the country may not be in a position to develop fast unless adult education takes part fully to rescue the situation because primary education offers insufficient required life skills. Adult education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Interviews, Human Resources
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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen – Open Learning, 2018
This study critically addresses the assumptions made by educators and providers in the field of Dutch second language (L2) acquisition about the online learning of Dutch L2. These include assumptions about advantages and disadvantages of online language learning, such as flexibility, learner autonomy, enhanced opportunities for remediation and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Indo European Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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He, Tao; Zhu, Chang; Questier, Frederik – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Although the adoption of digital technology has gained considerable attention in higher education, currently research mainly focuses on implementation in formal learning contexts. Investigating what factors influence students' digital informal learning is still unclear and limited. To understand better university students' digital informal…
Descriptors: College Students, Multimedia Materials, Electronic Publishing, Informal Education
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Zhang, Hui; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
Media literacy is an essential skill for living in the twenty-first century. School-based instruction is a critical part of media literacy education (MLE), while research on teachers' concerns and integration of MLE is not sufficient. The objective of this study is to investigate teachers' stages of concern (SoC), perceived need, school context,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Primary Education, Teacher Surveys
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Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo; Zhu, Chang – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
Available research has explored a wide variety of factors influencing information and communication technologies (ICT) adoption and integration in classroom teaching; however, existing research seldom centre on the combined impact of these variables. In addition, the little research available is set up in the Chinese context. The latter is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Practices, Educational Technology
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García Botero, Gustavo; Questier, Frederik; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; He, Tao; Zhu, Chang – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Research on mobile learning indicates that students perceive mobile devices mainly as communication and entertainment tools. Therefore, a key factor in successful mobile learning implementation is the initial measurement of students' acceptance of those devices into their learning. Countless language applications available suggest that mobile…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Computer Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
For the growing group of adult migrants, flexible solutions for second language (L2) acquisition are increasingly important, while concerns about the efficacy of online language learning abound. This study on the L2 situation in Flanders has 4 key aims: analyzing adult learner profiles in fully online Dutch beginners' courses; comparing learner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages, Adult Education
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Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; Tondeur, Jo; Zhu, Chang; van Braak, Johan – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
Teacher educational beliefs may be largely shaped by culturally shared learning experiences and social values. The main purpose of this study is to explore educational beliefs of Chinese student teachers. An adapted version of the Teacher Beliefs Scale (TBS)--developed in a Western context (Woolley et al. in "Educational and Psychological…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Elementary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers
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Zhu, Chang; Engels, Nadine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This study examines teachers' and students' perceptions of the organizational culture of their universities and their views about and reactions to instructional innovations with regard to student-centred learning, collaborative learning and use of innovative educational technologies. Six Chinese universities were involved and in total 1051…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Universities, Instructional Innovation
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Diep, Nguyet A.; Cocquyt, Celine; Zhu, Chang; Vanwing, Tom – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
The present study employs social cognitive theory (SCT) and social capital as the guiding frameworks to explain online interaction quality among learners in a blended learning program (N = 179). Capturing performance expectancy by perceived learning benefits and online interaction quality with nuanced cognitive measures, the study aims to validate…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Social Capital, Adult Learning, Interaction
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Zhu, Chang; Valcke, Martin; Schellens, Tammy; Li, Yifei – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2009
This study was set up in a Chinese university in Beijing by implementing a Flemish e-learning course in a Chinese setting. A main feature of the e-learning environment is the asynchronous "task-based" online group discussion. The purpose of the study is to understand Chinese students' perceptions of a collaborative e-learning environment…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Group Discussion, Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning
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