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Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Barneva, Reneta P.; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2020
Memorization is essential when new knowledge is based on association with existing knowledge. It is key in acquiring logographic languages, such as Chinese and Japanese. Such languages present challenges to students possessed of alphabet-based mother tongues. To meet these challenges, we discuss a technology-enhanced learning method to address the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Orthographic Symbols, Memorization
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Bottoni, Paolo – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Collaboration among students in the course of learning plays an important role in developing communication skills. In particular, it helps for team building and brainstorming on solutions of complex problems. While an effective group organization is critical for the success of such collaborative learning, many instructors would make arbitrary…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Italian
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Kanev, Kamen; Kapralos, Bill; Jenkin, Michael; Brimkov, Boris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
We place collaborative student engagement in a nontraditional perspective by considering a novel, more interactive educational environment and explaining how to employ it to enhance student learning. To this end, we explore modern technological classroom enhancements as well as novel pedagogical techniques which facilitate collaborative learning.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Kanev, Kamen; Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Kaneva, Dimitrina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In this article we outline our previous implementations of multilingual multimedia dictionaries and discuss possibilities for adding new functionalities and expanding their coverage. Independently developed sign language dictionary resources are further explored and considered for inclusion in an integrated multilingual multimedia dictionary with…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Resources, Multilingualism, Multimedia Materials