Category: Digital technologies and communications


Online Interactions of Japanese and Hungarian EFL Learners: A Critical Analysis

This presentation seeks to address how Japanese and Hungarian EFL learners co-constructed their social relations, identity and power through the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) online. Following the principles of critical discourse analysis (Gee, 1999), I analyze ELF online interactions between six Hungarian teenagers with low socio-economic background and five Japanese university


Barriers to E-Learning in Higher Education Systems in Iran

Introduction: In recent years, use of technology in learning environments has become a serious necessity so that most universities in Iran are now somehow enjoying the benefits of e-learning systems. Sometimes, however, there are limitations that reduce the effectiveness of such systems. Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive survey (field) study include all postgraduate


Exploring the Impact of iPads in Teaching Introductory Physics Courses at UAEU

This study investigates the impact of iPad usage in teaching introductory physics courses at United Arab Emirates University. Four first year physics sections were selected to apply this study. Two have used iPads to view their lecture notes, taking online quizzes, online homework, accessing few interactive apps. The other two sections have used the traditional


How to Visually Analyze Verbal and Nonverbal Skills of Students’ Oral Presentation

The purpose of this study was to facilitate students their skills concerning oral presentation, a critical competency in any professional fields, including business and engineering. Although the importance of this skill is apparent, seldom studies explore the extent to which it can be enhanced by the intervention of technological assistance. In this study, a methodology


Comparing Elements of Electronic Curriculum and In-Person Training

Introduction: Today, the speed of doubling of science, application of new technologies and thus the need to more training and consequently more costs, have made the education organizations and institutes use new education strategies. One of these strategies is electronic training. The characteristics of electronic curriculum based on Frances Klein Pattern is compared with those


A Comparision between School Life Activities and GPAs under a New Educational E-portfolio System in University

To clarify relationship between GPA (Grade Point Average) and usual school life activities, we have developed a new educational e-portfolio system environment including not only conventional education data but also school life data in our university in Japan. School life data means non-lectures activities such as job hunting, club activities, home study, hobby, and part