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The Impact of Teleconferencing with Native English Speakers on English Learning by Taiwanese Students
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 107–126
Because there are few native speakers of English in Taiwan, students of English in Taiwan are often poorly motivated, having few opportunities to develop their skills and learn about American culture outside of class. Recent advancements in distance ...
Topics: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, eLearning, Video, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Learning Outcomes, Multicultural Education, English Language Arts, Networking Technologies
Promotion of EFL Student Motivation, Confidence, and Satisfaction Via a Learning Spiral, Peer-Scaffolding, and CMC
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 54–75
This study presents an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) instructional model in which peer interaction improves motivation, confidence, satisfaction, and actual performance of students. Researchers used peer interaction for repeated assignments...
Environmental Factors Affecting Computer Assisted Language Learning Success: A Complex Dynamic Systems Conceptual Model
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 6 (2014) pp. 560–578
This conceptual, interdisciplinary inquiry explores Complex Dynamic Systems as the concept relates to the internal and external environmental factors affecting computer assisted language learning (CALL). Based on the results obtained by de Rosnay [...
Making English a "Habit": Increasing Confidence, Motivation, and Ability of EFL Students through Cross-Cultural, Computer-Assisted Interaction
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 101–112
This study examines the relationships among the three essential language-related components--motivation, confidence, and ability--following a series of live videoconference interactions between Taiwanese EFL students and a native speaker. 227...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 118–129
Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Taiwan often use an outdated lecture-memorization methodology resulting in low motivation, confidence, and ability on the part of students. Innovative educators are exploring use of technology, such ...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 3 pp. 309–322
This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 1 (2015) pp. 58–80
This exploratory computer assisted-language learning (CALL) study used a computer-mediated communication (CMC) interface to allow English as a foreign language (EFL) writing students in classes at two universities to give each other anonymous peer...
Instructional Design Using an In-House Built Teaching Assistant Robot to Enhance Elementary School English-as-a-Foreign-Language Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 6 (2015) pp. 696–714
This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 209–226
EFL learners in Taiwan have a low-level communication ability because many learners are still not provided opportunities to use language for genuine communication in classrooms and receive insufficient language input due to the environment. This...
Effects of Web-based Cognitive Apprenticeship and Time Management on the Development of Computing Skills in Cloud Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Approach
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 1–12
Web-based learning is generally a solitary process without teachers' on-the-spot assistance. In this study, a quasi-experiment was conducted to explore the effects of various combinations of Web-Based Cognitive Apprenticeship (WBCA) and Time...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 340–354
This study surveys work that has been done in the field of Mobile Assisted Language Learning. The researchers surveyed 70 corresponding authors of past MALL studies with formatted and open-ended questions, treating them as expert "participant...
Identifying Effective Design Features of Technology-Infused Inquiry Learning Modules: A Two-Year Study of Students' Inquiry Abilities
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 228–244
The two-year study aimed to explore how students' development of different inquiry abilities actually benefited from the design of technology-infused learning modules. Three learning modules on the topics of seasons, environmental issues and air...