Category: Educational change through technologies

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The Innovation of Music and Computer Courses Designed to Improve the Skills of Thai Music Students in Silpakorn University

Music and Computer The Music and Computer course is designed to improve the skills of Thai music students both majors and minors at the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. Computer functions in the course as a musical tool incorporated with music software for notating, recording, as well as creating other musical works related to the

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Visualization in Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Interior Design Education: A Case Study at Sunway University

The utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology has revolutionized the architecture and interior design industry globally in recent years. This technology promotes a more efficient approach in the design visualization process and it provides enhancement of productivity. Similar to other developing countries, the employment of BIM in Malaysia has presented new challenges to both

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Using Facebook Applications in School Based Assessment (SBA) for Moral Studies

The aim of the research is to identify the extent of the students’ response in using the Facebook application and also to identify the evidence that can be done by students and the usability of the Facebook application in evidence assessment of the School Based Assessment (SBA)for Moral Studies. This action research is a short

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Redefining Educational Boundaries with Technology: The Systemic Perspective

This paper examines global trends in education reform from the point of view of a specific references selected within the systemic branch of educational literature. It is argued that a sharper consciousness of the specificities of the global educational environment, with a correspondingly sharper differentiation of the offer of the mainstream educational players, will have

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Blended E-Learning for Postgraduate Research-Article Writing: A Case Study in One University in Thailand

The present study aimed at utilizing blended e-Learning as a tool to enhance genre-based instruction in order to facilitate the learning of research article genre and the English language for research article composition. The study was a quasi-experiment conducted in the natural classroom context of the course Academic Paper Writing for postgraduate students at a

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Leaning and Teaching Beyond Boundaries- Educational Change Through Technologies

Introduction: The UN Millennium Development Goals underscore the importance of applying the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) with institutions in developing countries and disadvantaged communities. This abstract highlights the role of technology as an educational change agent among the students and educators. Schools have focused on improving student’s achievements, have rigorous academic standards,

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Engaging ESL Students Through a Project-Based Learning Activity

Due to the increased influence of multimedia and technology on contemporary students, one of the most difficult challenges facing many language teachers is to develop effective strategies to integrate online technology into the classroom. To help achieve greater integration, ESL teachers can employ the basic tenets of Project-based Learning (PBL). This presentation details the implementation

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The Study of Students’ Willingness to Use Mobile Learning in English Classes

Recently, New Taipei City of the Taiwanese government has made great efforts to promote mobile learning. For example, the related programs, “New Taipei City Mobile Learning Experimental Schools of Ministry of Education” in the 101 academic year and “New Taipei City Cloud educational studio” in the 102 academic year. Furthermore, in the 103 academic year,

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integration and Education in the Age of Globalization: A Holistic Framework

The constant evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) integration in k-12 settings has been accompanied by research into the relative effectiveness and efficiency of technology to enhance learning and achievement. Based on the literature surrounding the integration of ICTs in pedagogical contexts, this paper provides a constructive reading of the current state of educational

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Studying the Importance of Curriculum Planning Components in Virtual and Conventional Training of Nursing

Due to the advancement and development of information technology and the use of telecommunications in the society, tools and methods of training have also been improved and expanded. Variation of the tools and methods are such that people can start learning by using their own facilities regardless of the pre-specified time and place for training

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Factors Affecting the Achievement Level of Biological Science Students at the University of Eastern Philippines

This study employed the descriptive method of research to describe the achievement level in Biological Science in the areas of cells, tissues and organs among the college students of the University of Eastern Philippines. Using a researcher-made questionnaire, data were collected from students of the College of Science and College of Arts and Communication. Data

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Visser: Addressing the Need for Modern Science Laboratories in the Philippines

Access to modern science laboratories is still a problem in most public high schools in developing countries like the Philippines. Based on a survey with 173 respondents conducted from September 2013 to June 2014, 77% of schools have laboratories. However, only 15% have access to digital measuring devices and sensors. To address the need for

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Using Peerwise to Improve Engagement and Learning

This paper assesses the experiences of Bournemouth University in using the on-line multiple choice question (MCQ) tool, Peerwise, in student learning and engagement. MCQs are excellent for testing knowledge, providing reassurance or identifying development needs. The creation of MCQs reinforces learning by tasking students to generate challenging questions. By engaging students using gamification in these

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Digital Competencies in the Early Years

The paper presents a model for development of digital skills in early years. The model is structured in four levels and is designed for implementation in Primary school. The content follows the government policy in ICT teaching and learning in Bulgaria. Year after year, digital skills have become part of a person’s literacy. It is

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Online Comic in Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Learning: A Case Study of Budi Utama Multilingual School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This research aims to 1) investigate the improvement of CFL elementary-school students’ skill in learning Mandarin Chinese vocabulary through creating comic individually without online resources, creating online comics individually and collaboratively, 2) investigate the CFL elementary-school students’ attitude towards the application of online comics in learning Mandarin Chinese vocabulary, and 3) investigate the CFL elementary-school

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Flipped Classroom in Hong Kong Higher Education: An Experience Sharing

Flipped Classroom is a pedagogy in which direct instructions in class are flipped with practices and revisions at home. Students watch video lectures or complete other pre-class preparations before the taught sessions, while the face-to-face contact hours are left to active learning activities. This pedagogy, theoretically supported by the constructivism learning theory and practically inspired