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Reynolds, Barry Lee – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Lack of knowledge in the conventional use of vocabulary and multiword patterns in one's respective field of expertise causes Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly "non-nativelike." This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost second language readers and often have difficulty "picking up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Reading
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Wu, Min Lun; Richards, Kari; Saw, Guan Kung – Computers in the Schools, 2014
A concurrent triangulation mixed-method research design was used to investigate 19 casual gamers' or non-gamers' use of a popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Everquest 2, as an alternative pedagogical tool to support communicative use of the English language. This study poses that MMORPGs could serve as a virtually rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Computer Games, Educational Games
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Liao, Yuen-kuang Cliff; Chang, Huei-wen; Chen, Yu-wen – Computers in the Schools, 2008
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning) versus traditional instruction on elementary school students' achievement in Taiwan. Forty-eight studies were located from four sources, and their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
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Gerstein, Rachel B. – Computers in the Schools, 2000
This pilot program used videoconferencing technology to create a collaborative cultural exchange between fourth graders in San Francisco and Taiwan in which students from both cities saw an art exhibit and participated in a dialog addressing the content of the exhibit, as well as their own cultural backgrounds. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Exchange, Elementary Education