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Reynolds, Barry Lee – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Lack of knowledge in the conventional use of vocabulary and multiword patterns in one's respective field of expertise causes Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly "non-nativelike." This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost second language readers and often have difficulty "picking up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Reading
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Wu, Min Lun; Richards, Kari; Saw, Guan Kung – Computers in the Schools, 2014
A concurrent triangulation mixed-method research design was used to investigate 19 casual gamers' or non-gamers' use of a popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Everquest 2, as an alternative pedagogical tool to support communicative use of the English language. This study poses that MMORPGs could serve as a virtually rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Computer Games, Educational Games