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Using Ning to Design Meaningful Language Learning Environments: A Case Study with Chinese Students in a College English Class
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2434–2438
This paper is to report an exploratory study that examines how social networks can be utilized in foreign language teaching and learning. Qualitative data including interviews, online observations, and students’ responses to open-ended survey...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 203–214
The purpose of this study is to reexamine the effectiveness of vocabulary learning via mobile phones. Students (N=78) from two intact classes of sophomores at a Chinese university were assigned to two groups: the SMS group (the experimental group)...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 5 (2014) pp. 42–45
The early beginnings and evolution of the field of educational technology (ET) have been documented by various scholars in the field. Recently, another form of historical documentation has been undertaken through a project of the Association for...
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 4, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 46–63
The purpose of this study was to explore whether the use of mobile technology could better enhance students' business English vocabulary learning than the employment of traditional print material. A group of sophomores (N=43) from a Chinese...
Construction of Interactive Teaching System for Course of Mechanical Drawing Based on Mobile Augmented Reality Technology
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 13, No. 2 (Feb 27, 2018) pp. 126–139
The teaching aim of Mechanical Drawing is to cultivate the students' graphics interpreting ability, plotting ability, inter-space imagination and innovation ability. For engineering students in China Universities, Mechanical Drawing course with the...
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 3 (November 2012) pp. 1009–1020
Research on learning within interactive play spaces have shown how learning for players is far from merely a matter of acquiring information, but rather their participation and interactions bear upon the enculturation of relevant dispositions,...
Information, college decisions and financial aid: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in China
Economics of Education Review Vol. 36, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 26–40
Past studies find that disadvantaged students in the United States are often misinformed about college costs and financial aid opportunities and thus may make sub-optimal decisions regarding college. This information problem may be even more serious ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1818–1826
This case study attempts to leverage digital storytelling for a participatory learning culture, in particular within informal learning contexts. It was situated in learning the concepts of size and distance for a group of Singapore prospective...
The Effects of Blog-Mediated Peer Feedback on Learners' Motivation, Collaboration, and Course Satisfaction in a Second Language Writing Course
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 6 (2014) pp. 670–685
This paper reported on a study of using blogs as out-of-class assignments for the development of learners' writing competence. There were 36 students of English majors from an intact second language (L2) writing class participating in this...
The influence of task demand and social categorization diversity on performance and enjoyment in a language learning game
Computers & Education Vol. 95, No. 1 (April 2016) pp. 285–295
Task demand type (e.g., competitive, cooperative, conjunctive) is an important factor influencing learning motivation and performance in a group. Limited research is available regarding conjunctive task demand for learning tasks, especially for the...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 998–1003
This paper discusses a participatory informal learning event in which we attempted to integrate concrete experiences with learners’ scientific understanding using models they construct. We describe a pilot study of working with school astronomy club ...
The effects of blog-mediated peer feedback on learners’ motivation, collaboration, and course satisfaction in a second language writing course
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 6 (Dec 17, 2014)
This paper reported on a study of using blogs as out-of-class assignments for the development of learners’ writing competence. There were 36 students of English majors from an intact second language (L2) writing class participating in this study. A...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 141–151
Faculty members have different concerns as they integrate new technology into their teaching practices. The integration of Web-Based Instruction in higher-education settings will not be successful if these faculty concerns are not addressed. Four...
Expanding "Within Context" to "Across Contexts" Learning: A Case Study of Informal and Formal Activities
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 6 (2014) pp. 704–720
Learning happens not only in schools, but also in every context that affords new experiences and opportunities for metacognition. We aim to maximize the different activity-milieux in which learners are engaged in developing their life-long learning...
Youyi Liu; George K. Georgiou; Yuping Zhang; Hong Li; Hongyun Liu; Shuang Song; Cuiping Kang; Bingjie Shi; Wei Liang; Jinger Pan; Hua Shu
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 82, No. 1 (2017) pp. 75–90
This study examined the contribution of phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, morphological awareness and rapid naming to word-reading accuracy and fluency in Chinese. We tested 1776 children from Grades 1 to 6. The results of path...