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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1810–1813
This paper aims to report the findings of a study conducted to examine if E-mail is an effective tool in enhancing EFL students' academic writing skills. The participants in this study consisted of 8 college students majoring in English as a foreign ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2001–2006
This study employed a qualitative case study approach to explore English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' perceptions of the use of Computer-mediated Communication (CMC) to facilitate their communication skills in English. Data consisted of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2196–2200
eTForecasts (2002) expects by the year 2010, North America, Europe, Asian Pacific part of countries will be leading on web and wireless communication. This study intends to investigate handheld mobile net devices and its application in education....
Blogs v.s. Forums: Asynchronous and synchronous communication using text in supporting international distance Learning
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2211–2215
This paper explores the use of asynchronous and synchronous text-based communication tools and procedures to encourage learning in an international distance course. Students use a variety of Internet-based communication technologies and reflect...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3917–3923
This paper is a report on the findings of an experimental study conducted to investigate the effect of two modes of Computer-mediated Communication (CMC), i.e. email and chat rooms on EFL learners' writing development and achievement. Ninety-six...
Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 385–400
This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative activity. Activity Theory is used as a framework to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 743–747
Although students dislike involving in synchronous online communication function offered by Internet-based courses (Bonk & Kim, 2004; Song et al., 2004), they are conversing over the computer in real-time outside the courses by using a variety of...
An examination of the functional capabilities of different user environments in networked classes and the development of a school-based language lesson and self-study system based on this examination
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1125–1130
With the advent of high-speed networks, feasibility studies and development of network-based systems to support class work has been pursued with vigor, resulting in new education environments such as remote lessons and cooperative learning. These...