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Yu, Li-Tang – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to address a writing teacher's perspective about integrating Facebook, a social networking site, into a university-level English writing course in Taiwan. Data, including interviews with the teacher and class postings on Facebook, were analyzed inductively, qualitatively, and interpretively, resulting in three…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media, Writing Instruction
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Ockert, David Michael – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This small-scale, longitudinal study tested for the influence of video recording with a camcorder, and recording and self-viewing with an iPad. The study tested for changes in confidence, anxiety and foreign language (FL) willingness to communicate (WTC; McCroskey & Baer, 1985) using self-report measures before and after the intervention (N =…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Toland, Sean; White, Jeremy; Mills, Daniel; Bolliger, Doris U. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which LMS a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Usability, Relevance (Education)
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Mork, Cathrine-Mette – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Online student response systems (OSRSs) are fast replacing classroom response systems (CRSs), also known as personal or audience response systems or "clickers". OSRSs can more easily be implemented in the classroom because they are web-based and allow students to use any browser and device to do the "clicking" required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audience Response Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Computer literacy is a significant component of language teachers' computer-assisted language learning (call) knowledge. Despite its importance, limited research has been undertaken to analyze factors which might influence language teachers' computer literacy levels. This qualitative study explored the perspectives of 39 Iranian EFL teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning
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Byrne, Jason; Diem, Robert – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use an app-embedded survey to profile language learner demographics. A total of 3,759 EFL language learners from primarily eight L1 backgrounds (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Thai) responded to the survey embedded within a popular English grammar app. This app has over 500,000…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Surveys, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Sahin-Kizil, Aysel – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Offering blended courses has increasingly become common at tertiary education though it is relatively new in the field of language teaching. This paper describes the design of a blended language course through Moodle in an EFL context with an emphasis on students' perceptions. In a survey based approach, a total of 68 university students'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Swier, Robert – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Recent studies of learner interaction in virtual worlds have tended to select basic tasks involving open-ended communication. There is evidence that such tasks are supportive of language acquisition, however it may also be beneficial to consider more complex tasks. Research in task-based learning has identified features such as non-linguistic…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Task Analysis, Goal Orientation, Qualitative Research
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Wang, Airong – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper aims to explore teacher strategies for managing student participation in a complex Multi-user Virtual Environment. Data include transcribed recordings from a task-based EFL course in Second Life. Conversational Analysis is adopted to analyze the teacher's verbal language output in the transcript, and a student questionnaire is used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Leis, Adrian – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The use of social networking systems has enabled communication to occur around the globe almost instantly, with news about various events being spread around the world as they happen. There has also been much interest in the benefits and disadvantages the use of such social networking systems may bring for education. This paper reports on the use…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires
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Herbert, John C. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Separating text into meaningful language chunks, as with visual-syntactic text formatting, helps readers to process text more easily and language learners to recognize grammar and syntax patterns more quickly. Evidence of this exists in studies on native and non-native English speakers. However, recent studies question the roll of VSTF in certain…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Forsythe, Edo – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Online intercultural collaborations using wiki pages are becoming common in foreign language education. However, research into their effectiveness and the types of comments students make in their interactions remains scant. This study addresses this gap by exploring three years' worth of interactions among Japanese students of English and American…
Descriptors: Japanese, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing, Second Language Instruction
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Yanguas, Íñigo; Flores, Alayne – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The present study had two main goals: to explore performance differences in a task-based environment between face-to-face (FTF) and oral computer-mediated communication (OCMC) groups, and to investigate the relationship between trait-like willingness to communicate (WTC) and performance in the FTF and OCMC groups. Students from two intact…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Oral Language, Communication Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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Elimat, Amal Khalil; AbuSeileek, Ali Farhan – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This study aimed to explore the effect of using automatic speech recognition technology (ASR) on the third grade EFL students' performance in pronunciation, whether teaching pronunciation through ASR is better than regular instruction, and the most effective teaching technique (individual work, pair work, or group work) in teaching pronunciation…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Experimental Groups
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