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Tafazoli, Dara; Sadeghi, Sajad – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
The main purpose of this study was to probe whether or not there is a statistically significant difference between the prospective teachers' perceptions of professional identity and current teachers' self-perceptions. To meet the end, the researchers applied the Teachers' Professional Identity Questionnaire, by Hasegawa and Kudomi, which contains…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi; Saleh, Mohamad Saifudin Mohamad; Akhiar, Ayuni; Ismail, Yanny Marliana Baba – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Academic online portals of Learning Management System (LMS) and social media have become a necessity in many higher education institutions to tie classroom meetings with learning resources. This study examines Malaysian university students' preferences of social media and LMS for academic purposes. A set of questionnaires was distributed to 269…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Kumar, Bimal Aklesh; Chand, Sailesh – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
In order to assist in delivering of courses in distance mode at Fiji National University a mobile learning app was designed and evaluated. The main objective of this app was to provide learning support to learners who are studying in distance mode. The app was designed for android based smart phones and usability study was conducted to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Peñalver, Elena Alcalde; Urbieta, Alexandra Santamaría – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Nowadays, social networks (SN) are increasingly extended at a professional and personal level, and their use has also been included in educational contexts. In the field of translation and interpretation, in which this proposal is framed, the use of SN seems even more relevant, since working as a freelancer is one of the main professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Marzulina, Lenny; Habibi, Akhmad; Mukminin, Amirul; Desvitasari, Deta; Yaakob, Mohd Faiz Mohd; Ropawandi, Doni – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Social networking services (SNSs) have been popular and essential media to increase lecturer student interaction, collaboration, and communication as well as lecturers 'supervision in Indonesian universities including in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). This mixed method study utilized a survey and interview as the techniques of data…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mesgar, Mitra; Tafazoli, Dara – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
This quantitative study focuses on online metacognitive reading strategies used by 39 Iranian postgraduate students with internal and external locus of control. The students were selected through locus of control questionnaire and it is followed by OSORS questionnaire to measure online metacognitive strategies used by students. The results of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Online Courses, Reading Strategies, Locus of Control
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Nussli, Natalie; Oh, Kevin – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
This article focuses on developing guidelines for the effective facilitation of avatar-based group discussions. This qualitative inquiry is guided by an investigation of (1) social affordances of avatar-based discussions, with an emphasis on social and physical presence, (2) strategies to help establish rapport with other avatars, and (3) the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Computer Simulation, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Piri, Somaye; Tafazoli, Dara – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
The current study aims to investigate Iranian EFL learners' cognitive styles and their explanations of conceptual metaphors, offering a possible range of individual differences in metaphor processing. 71 participants were asked to explain some established conceptual metaphors that are commonly used in English. Then, their cognitive styles were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style
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Yang, Shizhou – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Recently, Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy won the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest international organization that specializes in the teaching and studies of composition. This recognition seems to signal a turn to transliteracy education, i.e., English writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pardamean, Bens; Prabowo, Harjanto; Muljo, Hery Harjono; Suparyanto, Teddy; Masli, Eryadi K.; Donovan, Jerome – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
This article was written to develop a teaching portfolio that helps lecturers maximize the benefits of blended learning, a combination of in-person and online learning, through the use of Team-Based Learning (TBL) teaching and learning approach. Studies show that TBL can provide opportunities in developing teamwork capabilities and enhancing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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AlKhuder, Shaikha B.; AlAli, Fatma H. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
Training and education have evolved far beyond black boards and chalk boxes. The environment of knowledge exchange requires more than simple materials and assessments. This article is an attempt of parsing through the different aspects of e-learning, understanding the real needs, and conducting the right requirements to build the appropriate…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Needs Assessment, Design Requirements, Computer System Design
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Mncube, Lancelord Siphamandla; Dube, Luyanda; Ngulube, Patrick – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
This article examines the role of lecturers in encouraging and supporting students likely to be predisposed to challenges related to incomprehension, incapacity and isolation embedded in the virtual learning environment. This article used a constructivist lens to gain through interviews an understanding into the intuition, thoughts, ideals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Hadjistassou, Stella Kyprou – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
This article explores the underlying processes involved as two experienced Portuguese as a foreign language instructors, who are novices to 3D technologies, became immersed in the epistemology of teaching in a 3D context. The two instructors undertook a challenging initiative to develop and deliver two sections of oral Portuguese in a 3D…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bharucha, Jehangir Pheroze – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
The current article contributes to student engagement literature in higher education in line with the paradigm shift taking place in college teaching in India. The aim of this article supports that the collaborative approach does lead to active student engagement. The findings reflect the success of this Mumbai college in ensuring that each…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Business Administration Education, Active Learning, Learning Strategies
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Magaki, Takurou; Vallance, Michael – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
Recently, virtual reality (VR) technologies have developed remarkably. However, some users have negative symptoms during VR experiences or post-experiences. Consequently, alleviating VR sickness is a major challenge, but an effective reduction method has not yet been discovered. The purpose of this article is to compare and evaluate VR sickness in…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Questionnaires, Physiology
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