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Blieck, Yves; Kauwenberghs, Kurt; Zhu, Chang; Struyven, Katrien; Pynoo, Bram; DePryck, Koen – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Online and blended learning (OBL) is valued, but it also offers challenges. Literature indicates that OBL can enhance access to education and increase flexibility for students. However, the reported dropout rates indicate that student participation in OBL programmes is a concern. Scientifically valid knowledge about how factors that help students…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Frank, Barbara; Kluge, Annette – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
In organizations, the assessment of mental abilities is a common way to predict learning success. This paper analyses the effect of general mental ability on skill retention and examines the relationship between refresher interventions and general mental ability in terms of skill retention. Two hundred sixty-six adult participants were trained to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Intervention, Simulated Environment, Retention (Psychology)
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Wang, Yangting; Christiansen, M. Sidury – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
A majority of research on mobile-assisted language learning focuses on traditional English language learners: thus, little attention has been paid to older adult learners. The purpose of the study is to explore the learning experiences of Chinese older adults using the free and popular English learning mobile apps, Duolingo/Hello English,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Qian, Kan; Tang, Jinlan – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Guided by the conceptual framework for next generation designs for mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in informal setting, our study investigates how mobile devices impact the learning practices and habits amongst adult distant learners of English at a higher education institution in China. Data sources include quantitative data of 148…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Quaid, Ethan Douglas – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present trend in developing and using semi-direct speaking tests has been supported by test developers and researchers' claim of their increased practicality, higher reliability and concurrent validity with test scores in direct oral proficiency interviews. However, it is universally agreed within the language testing and assessment community…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Speech Communication, Language Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Alotumi, Mohialdeen – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article is an action research of quasi-experimental nature. It aims at investigating the effect of CALL-based instruction on Yemeni students' score attainment on the TOEFL iBT. The sample of study consisted of 30 adult students randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Data was collected within an 8-week period via a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning