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Flanagan, Brendan; Hirokawa, Sachio – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article contends that the profile of a foreign language learner can contain valuable information about possible problems they will face during the learning process, and could be used to help personalize feedback. A particularly important attribute of a foreign language learner is their native language background as it defines their known…
Descriptors: Profiles, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Classification
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Flanagan, Brendan; Yin, Chengjiu; Hirokawa, Sachio; Hashimoto, Kiyota; Tabata, Yoshiyuki – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
In this paper, the entries of Lang-8, which is a Social Networking Site (SNS) site for learning and practicing foreign languages, were analyzed and found to contain similar rates of errors for most error categories reported in previous research. These similarly rated errors were then processed using an algorithm to determine corrections suggested…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
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Yin, Chengjiu; Hirokawa, Sachio; Yau, Jane Yin-Kim; Hashimoto, Kiyota; Tabata, Yoshiyuki; Nakatoh, Tetsuya – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
To help researchers in building a knowledge foundation of their research fields which could be a time-consuming process, the authors have developed a Cross Tabulation Search Engine (CTSE). Its purpose is to assist researchers in 1) conducting research surveys, 2) efficiently and effectively retrieving information (such as important researchers,…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Online Searching, Surveys, Research