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Ou, Kuo-Liang; Tarng, Wernhuar; Chen, Yi-Ru – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Beginning learners of English frequently use flashcards as a tool for learning vocabulary. However, because of the consciousness difference between the picture-readers and picture-drawers on vocabularies, errors may be involved in the learners' comprehension of the vocabulary terms on the flashcards. This article develops and evaluates an English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Aburezeq, Ibtehal Mahmoud; Dweikat, Fawzi Fayez Ishtaiwa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
This study examined pre-service teachers' expertise, perceptions and integration of cloud applications in teaching of Arabic and English. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used as data collection methods. The findings of the study specified that pre-service teachers did not own sufficient expertise for effective integration of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Semitic Languages
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning studies. Many studies point out that it is important to integrate both pedagogical and technical strengths of mobile technology into learning settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Handheld Devices
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Chung, Liang-Yi – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are expanding the scope of online distance learning in the creation of a cross-country global learning environment. For learners worldwide, MOOCs offer a wealth of online learning resources. However, such a diversified environment makes the learning process complicated and challenging. To achieve their…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kumara, W. G. C. W.; Wattanachote, Kanoksak; Battulga, Batbaatar; Shih, Timothy K.; Hwang, Wu-Yuin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
With the advancements of the human computer interaction field, nowadays it is possible for the users to use their body motions, such as swiping, pushing and moving, to interact with the content of computers or smart phones without traditional input devices like mouse and keyboard. With the introduction of gesture-based interface Kinect from…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires, Man Machine Systems
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Wichadee, Saovapa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Redesigning a course along the lines of a hybrid format that blends face-to-face and online learning brings about changes in instructional practice. This paper introduces hybrid teaching that uses multiple web-based tools to supplement the students' face-to-face learning environment in a difficult situation in Thailand. In order to examine factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
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Zang, Wei; Lin, Fuzong – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2006
Student behavior analysis is an active research topic in distance education in recent years. In this article, we propose a new method called Boosting to investigate students' behaviors. The Boosting Algorithm can be treated as a data mining method, trying to infer from a large amount of training data the essential factors and their relations that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Distance Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis