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An exploration into factors that affect student perception of their online foreign language learning experience
An exploration into factors that affect student perception of their online foreign@language@learning experience (2006) pp. 1–131
Distance foreign language learning has been growing at a fast speed with the ever-increasing demand on the foreign language education and the paucity of foreign language teachers. A course design framework is much needed to promote and safeguard the ...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 100–122
Critical to maximizing the potential of technology for learning is enhancing language learners' self-directed use of technology for learning purposes. This study aimed to enhance our understanding of the determinants of self-directed technology ...
Modeling teachers' influence on learners' self-directed use of technology for language learning outside the classroom
Computers & Education Vol. 82, No. 1 (2015) pp. 74–83
Teachers are important social agents who shape the quantity and quality of students' self-directed use of technology for learning outside the classroom. This study aimed to model the influence of teacher behaviors on learners' self-directed...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 102–120
This study examined the capacity of text-based online chat to promote learners' noticing of their problematic language productions and of the interactional feedback from their interlocutors. In this study, twelve ESL learners formed six mixed...
ReCALL Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018) pp. 299–318
The essence of mobile learning is learners' agentic use of mobile devices to create learning experiences across time and space. Thus, understanding learners' perceptions and preferred use of mobile devices for learning are critical to realizing the...
CALICO Journal Vol. 28, No. 2 (January 2011) pp. 498–521
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been drawing researchers' and practitioners' attention since its onset in the 1980s. The rich and still expanding literature on TBLT is helping to mature both its theoretical conceptualization and practical...
Language Learning Journal Vol. 43, No. 1 (2015) pp. 20–40
Recent literature that examines the implementation of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in classroom settings has reported various challenges related to educational cultures, classroom management, teacher cognition and learner perceptions. To...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 24, No. 4 (2011) pp. 317–335
Current computer-assisted language learning (CALL) research has identified various potentials of technology for language learning. To realize and maximize these potentials, engaging students in self-initiated use of technology for language learning...
CALICO Journal Vol. 26, No. 1 (September 2008) pp. 70–90
Recasts are an important type of implicit negative feedback that has attracted much attention in both L1 research and SLA research. The utility of recasts in face-to-face interaction has been empirically established, and the contingency of recasts...
Understanding the Nature of Learners' Out-of-Class Language Learning Experience with Technology
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 31, No. 1 (2018) pp. 114–143
Out-of-class learning with technology comprises an essential context of second language development. Understanding the nature of out-of-class language learning with technology is the initial step towards safeguarding its quality. This study examined ...
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 2 (September 2012) pp. 569–579
A sound understanding of technology use from the learners' perspective is crucial. This study intends to contribute to our understanding on student technology use by focusing on identifying the factors that influence students' adoption of technology ...
Modern Language Journal Vol. 95 (December 2011)
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been attracting the attention of researchers for more than 2 decades. Research on various aspects of TBLT has been accumulating, including the evaluation studies on the implementation of TBLT in classrooms....
Teacher agency and professional learning in cross-cultural teaching contexts: Accounts of Chinese teachers from international schools in Hong Kong
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 54, No. 1 (February 2016) pp. 12–21
This study examined how teacher agency shaped professional learning in cross-cultural teaching contexts. Interviews with 14 Chinese language teachers showed that teacher agency varied in different dimensions of professional learning. Social...
Enhancing Learners' Self-Directed Use of Technology for Language Learning: The Effectiveness of an Online Training Platform
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 29, No. 1 (2016) pp. 40–60
Enhancing self-directed use of technology for language learning is essential for maximizing the potential of technology for language learning. Understanding how to construct learner training to promote this critical competency is of great...
The relationship between ICT and student literacy in mathematics, reading, and science across 44 countries: A multilevel analysis
Computers & Education Vol. 125, No. 1 (October 2018) pp. 1–13
This study conceptualized ICT as multi-level (country-, school-, and student-level) constructs and examined their relationships with student mathematics, reading, and scientific literacy. Three-level hierarchical linear models (HLM) were employed to ...
How stress influences creativity in game-based situations: Analysis of stress hormones, negative emotions, and working memory
Computers & Education Vol. 81, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 143–153
This study aims to integrate neuroscientific techniques into a behavioral experimental design to investigate how stress stimuli may influence stress hormones and negative emotions, subsequently affecting working memory (WM) and creativity in game...
What Makes the Difference? A Practical Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Distance Education
Teachers College Record Vol. 107, No. 8 (August 2005) pp. 1836–1884
This article reports findings of a meta-analytical study of research on distance education. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the effectiveness of distance education. The results show that although the aggregated data of...
An Analytics-Based Approach to Managing Cognitive Load by Using Log Data of Learning Management Systems and Footprints of Social Media
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 141–158
Traces of learning behaviors generally provide insights into learners and the learning processes that they employ. In this article, a learning-analytics-based approach is proposed for managing cognitive load by adjusting the instructional strategies ...
Constructing a Web-Based Career Cognition Competence Testing System and the Modeling of Career Planning Cognition Integrated Model for Technological University Students in Taiwan
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 1762–1768
This study aimed to probe into technological university students’ cognition competence of career planning cognition model, including career self-traits cognition, career information source cognition, and job market environment cognition, on the...
A Long-Term Experiment to Investigate the Relationships between High School Students' Perceptions of Mobile Learning and Peer Interaction and Higher-Order Thinking Tendencies
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 1 (2018) pp. 75–93
In this study, a one-year program was conducted to investigate the relationships between students' perceptions of mobile learning and their tendencies of peer interaction and higher-order thinking in issue-based mobile learning activities. To...
Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Chin-Chung Tsai; Ying-Tien Wu; Meng-Jung Tsai; Tzu-Chien Liu; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Chih-Hung Lai; Jyh-Chong Liang; Huang-Ching Wu; Chun-Yen Chang
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 14 (2011) pp. 1893–1925
Internet-based science learning has been advocated by many science educators for more than a decade. This review examines relevant research on this topic. Sixty-five papers are included in the review. The review consists of the following two major...