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Sondermann, Kerstin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Defining what makes a person bilingual is notoriously difficult and dependent on various factors like fluency, age of acquisition, and situational context, among others. The notion of a "balanced bilingual" is even more elusive and fraught with limitations regarding the proper assessment and linguistic profiling of bilinguals, leading to…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Nonverbal Communication, Qualitative Research
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Robin, Richard – Language Learning & Technology, 2007
Language teachers know that even the best technology cannot provide the high degree of interaction required to acquire meaningful proficiency in a foreign language. Even the most polished packages available today cannot evaluate learner input and provide subtle shades of context-based feedback, except in the narrowest of circumstances. In this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Listening Comprehension, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Sullivan, Amanda; Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Bers, Marina Umashi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2013
This paper qualitatively examines the implementation of an intensive weeklong robotics curriculum in three Pre-Kindergarten classrooms (N = 37) at an early childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focused magnet school in the Harlem area of New York City. Children at the school spent one week participating in computer…
Descriptors: Robotics, Preschool Children, STEM Education, Magnet Schools
Livingstone, Randall M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the codependencies of the social and technical structures that yield Wikipedia the website and Wikipedia the community. In doing so, the research investigated the implications of such a sociotechnical system for the maintenance of the project and the emergence of collective intelligence. Using a theoretical…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Qualitative Research, Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing
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Heredia, Yolanda; Icaza, Jose I. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
This research created a technology-based learning environment at two schools belonging to the National Council of Educational Development (CONAFE) for indigenous children in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. The purpose of the study was to describe the educational impact of using the Classmate PC netbooks and the Sugar Educational Platform in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Program Effectiveness, Learning Activities
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Umar, Ibrahim Y.; Ma'aji, Abdullahi S. – Journal of sTEm Teacher Education, 2010
This article focuses on assessing the facilities in Government Technical College workshops in the context of a developing country. A descriptive survey design was adopted. Two research questions and a hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A 35-item questionnaire was developed based on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Educational Facilities, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Rowley, Jennifer – Internet Research, 2000
Using trial searches for three best-selling books, this study examined the search facilities offered by shopping bots, which support consumers with the product search and identification stage in e-shopping. Findings indicate that effectiveness of bots not only depends upon search facilities but also upon product coverage, and other added value…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Oriented Programs, Internet, Online Searching
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Costa, Albert; Albareda, Barbara; Santesteban, Mikel – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2008
Do the lexical representations of the non-response language enter into lexical competition during speech production? This issue has been studied by means of the picture-word interference paradigm in which two paradoxical effects have been observed. The so-called CROSS-LANGUAGE IDENTITY EFFECT (Costa, Miozzo and Caramazza, 1999) has been taken as…
Descriptors: Interference (Language), Cognitive Processes, Speech Communication, Contrastive Linguistics
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Janiszewski, Chris; Lichtenstein, Donald R.; Belyavsky, Julia – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2008
There are many contexts in which people make judgments about prior judgments. For example, Internet shopping bots (e.g., allow consumers to search for products and, if the price is too high, list a price at which they would consider making the purchase (i.e., base judgment). If the price drops to this level, the vendor generates an…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Decision Making, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Grigos, Maria I.; Patel, Rupal – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2007
This study explored the relationship between articulator movement and prosody in children at different developmental ages. Jaw, lower lip, and upper lip kinematics were examined in 4-, 7-, and 11-year-old children as they produced the declarative and interrogative forms of utterances "Show Bob a bot" and "Show Pop a pot." Articulator movement…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Children, Articulation (Speech), Kinetics
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Amendum, Steve; Amendum, Emily; Almond, Pamela – Reading Teacher, 2013
This article describes a year-long reading intervention with a first-grade English-learner who began the year as a non-reader. Systematic instruction from a literacy specialist and her classroom teacher included familiar re-reading, word study, and teacher-guided reading with carefully matched texts, within the context of English language and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Roelofs, Ardi; Verhoef, Kim – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2006
Phonological encoding is the process by which speakers retrieve phonemic segments for morphemes from memory and use the segments to assemble phonological representations of words to be spoken. When conversing in one language, bilingual speakers have to resist the temptation of encoding word forms using the phonological rules and representations of…
Descriptors: Phonology, Morphemes, Bilingualism, Memory
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Mohnsen, Bonnie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2006
This article discusses the basis for assessing and grading students in physical education. Although students should dress appropriately for physical education, be physically active during class time, and improve their fitness (e.g., mile-run time), these items are typically not included in the physical education content standards. The vast…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Grades (Scholastic), National Standards, Scoring Rubrics
Gordon-Murnane, Laura – Searcher, 1999
Examines four tools that provide access to federal government information: FedWorld,, Google/Unclesam, and GovBot. Compares search features, size of collection, ease of use, and cost or subscription requirements. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Costs, Databases
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Mettrop, Wouter; Nieuwenhuysen, Paul – Journal of Documentation, 2001
Reports an empirical investigation of the consistency of retrieval through Internet search engines. Evaluates 13 engines: AltaVista, EuroFerret, Excite, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, MSN, NorthernLight, Snap, WebCrawler, and three national Dutch engines: Ilse, and Vindex. The focus is on a characteristic related to size: the degree of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Evaluation Criteria, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking
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