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Number of papers: 27

  1. Learners' Perceptions of a Reading Section without Instruction

    Alessandra Belletti Figueira Mulling

    This study highlights learners' perceptions about their experience with self-access materials with a qualitative orientation as the best way to understand nuances of how students learn and what... More

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  2. LMOOCs, Classifying Design: Survey Findings from LMOOC Providers

    Elaine Beirne, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl & Gearóid Ó Cleircín

    Many of the major Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms support learning approaches which can be roughly categorised as transmission-based and asynchronous (Morris & Lambe, 2014), with... More

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  3. The Assessment of Digital Project Work in the EFL Classroom

    Jan Berggren & Christopher Allen

    This paper reports on a project aiming at describing professional practice in the assessment of collaborative digital projects among a group of inservice English as a Foreign Language (EFL)... More

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  4. Learning by Design: Bringing Poster Carousels to Life through Augmented Reality in a Blended English Course

    Mehrasa Alizadeh, Parisa Mehran, Ichiro Koguchi & Haruo Takemura

    In recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, especially in educational settings to edutain (i.e. educate and entertain) students and engage them in ... More

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  5. Designing a MOOC for Learners of Spanish: Exploring Learner Usage and Satisfaction

    Ana Gimeno-Sanz

    The authors of the "Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) explored how registered users interacted amongst themselves, providing peer... More

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  6. Transforming Learning, Conceptualisation and Practices through a MOOC on English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics

    Robert Baird, Kate Borthwick & Mary Page

    One of the oft-cited advantages of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is that they provide access opportunities for learners that they might not otherwise have, for example, offering continuing... More

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  7. Teacher Perspectives on the Integration of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

    Jennica Grimshaw, Walcir Cardoso & Laura Collins

    Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) provides second language (L2) learners and teachers with resources to enhance the learning experience, including its anytime, anywhere accessibility ... More

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  8. The TeCoLa Project: Pedagogical Differentiation through Telecollaboration and Gaming for Intercultural and Content Integrated Language Teaching

    Kristi Jauregi & Sabela Melchor-Couto

    The Erasmus+ TeCoLa project (2016-2019) aims to develop and test innovative gamified telecollaboration approaches for secondary schools that address issues of learning diversity in intercultural... More

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  9. Students' Views on the Helpfulness of Multimedia Components of Digital Flashcards in Mobile-Assisted Vocabulary Learning

    Regina Kaplan-Rakowski & Barbara Loranc-Paszylk

    This study examines learners' perceptions of the helpfulness of various multimedia components embedded in digital flashcards for explicit, informal foreign language vocabulary learning. Advanced... More

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  10. Determining Factors in Student Retention in Online Courses

    Kolbrún Friðriksdóttir & Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

    The rapid growth of online education courses, especially Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), has called attention to the issue of student retention and low overall completion rates (Gaebel, 2013).... More

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  11. A Facebook Project for Pre-Service Language Teachers

    Liliia Khalitova, Gulnara Gimaletdinova, Gulnara Sadykova & Albina Kayumova

    This report is based on an action research study conducted in an English language course with a group of low-residency students of a teacher education master's program: "Multilingual... More

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  12. Goofy Guide Game: Affordances and Constraints for Engagement and Oral Communication in English

    Kaisa Enticknap-Seppänen

    This study investigates tourism undergraduates' perceptions of learning engagement and oral communication in English through their experiences of testing a pilot purpose-designed educational... More

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  13. Normalisation in Flux: Teachers' and Learners' Digital Literacy in the Japanese University Context

    Thomas E. Bieri & Darren Elliott

    Although subsequent research suggests a more nuanced reality, Prensky's (2001) concept of the digital native remains a compelling and influential metaphor, continuing to shape thinking in education... More

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  14. Designing and Developing a Blended Course: Toward Best Practices for Japanese Learners

    Parisa Mehran, Mehrasa Alizadeh, Ichiro Koguchi & Haruo Takemura

    This paper outlines the iterative stages involved in designing and developing a blended course of English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) at Osaka University. First, the basic Successive... More

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  15. Online Study: Postgraduate Student Perceptions of Core Skills Development

    Patricia E. Grounds & Caroline Moore

    In this qualitative study, we analyze postgraduate students' perceptions of strategic behaviors they developed during their online studies and their ability to extend this behavior to their own... More

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  16. How "Blended" Should "Blended Learning" Be?

    Boguslaw Ostrowski, Scott Windeatt & Jill Clark

    Concerns about progression rates of international students enrolled in an academic English course to prepare them for university studies led to the addition of an online teaching component,... More

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  17. Can You Understand Me? Speaking Robots and Accented Speech

    Souheila Moussalli & Walcir Cardoso

    The results of our previous research on the pedagogical use of Speaking Robots (SRs) revealed positive effects on motivating students to practice their oral skills in a stress-free environment.... More

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  18. Designing for Ab Initio Blended Learning Environments: Identifying Systemic Contradictions

    Oisín Ó Doinn

    In recent years, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has become more accessible than ever before. This is largely due to the proliferation of mobile computing devices and the growth of open ... More

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  19. "L2 Assessment and Testing" Teacher Education: An Exploration of Alternative Assessment Approaches Using New Technologies

    Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous

    Most Second Language (L2) Teacher Training Assessment and Testing courses focus on testing. Through the development of a Master of Arts (MA) in a computer assisted language learning module (based... More

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  20. Language Students Learning to Manage Complex Pedagogic Situations in a Technology-Rich Environment

    Riikka Tumelius & Leena Kuure

    Being a language teacher in the modern world requires sensitivity to complexity, which may pose challenges for student teachers and teachers in the field accustomed to classroom-based learning and ... More

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