Category: Oral Presentation

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Assessing Information Literacy Skills of First Year Undergraduate Students

The present study aimed at assessing the information literacy skills of first year undergraduate students from author’s university. This study included four essential areas: the ability to (1) identify the information needs and sources; (2) locate information; (3) evaluate information; (4) synthesize information. We measured information literacy skills with questionnaire, multiple choice knowledge test and

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Blended Vis–Vis Face-To-Face Courses: The Effect of Delivery Mode on Adult Learners’ Performance

Blended courses, which combine online and face-to-face delivery, are rapidly gaining traction in educational institutions in recent years because of the many benefits they offer. Higher success rate and lower withdrawal rate are just two of the key benefits observed in blended courses in comparison to face-to-face courses (López-Pérez et al., 2011). Many early studies

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Challenges Singapore Early Childhood Centre Leaders Face

In accord with emphasis made by the local government authority for early childhood services and education in Singapore, namely Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) on the importance of effective leadership in early childhood settings, this research investigated the challenges that a sample of centre leaders faced in accomplishing their roles and responsibilities. Thirty experienced centre

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Effect of Self-Paced Online Modules As Support for Instruction on Student Outcomes of Grade 10 Miriam College High School Students

The affordances of technology provide teachers innovative teaching methods (Wong, 2015; Parnell and Bartlett, 2012). In Miriam College High School (MCHS), an exclusive all-girls school in the Philippines, the academic programs (Science curricula), people (students, teachers), processes (procurement) and physical plant (Wi-Fi connectivity) have been shaped by e-learning. The 1:1 ratio of student-to-tablet PC and

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Relationship of Learning Environments to Students’ Interactive Behavior in a Project-Based English Course

A substantial number of studies have already considered cooperative or project-based English learning, which are often cited as forms of active learning (AL). In order to further improve AL courses, it is now necessary to set up language learning environments conducive to AL. The aim of this study is to find a way to fully

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An Investigation on the Learning Satisfaction of Employing the Flipped Classroom Model in an “Introduction to Computer Science” Course

The employment of the flipped classroom model in instruction has become popular in Taiwan among different levels of education. Reversed from the traditional in-class lectures, students in the flipped classroom model have to preview the learning materials, watch video clips or complete learning sheets provided by the teacher at home before the class. Then, discussion

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The Social History of Chronic STIs in Africa: Experiences From Cameroon

The emergence of chronic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Africa has been nightmare to medical scientists who experience different clinical and social histories every day around these infections. Medical history show that HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are the only chronic STIs for the moment. This study narrates the life experiences of some patients

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ICT Use: Changing Students’ Perception in Learning Grammar Through Kahoot Program

The background of the study in this research is based on the researcher’s experience when doing teaching practice, in which method used by the teacher in teaching and learning process was often assumed as the factor that causes the students uninterested in learning grammar. In Indonesia, especially in East Indonesia, some teacher still used a

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The Development Multimedia Storybook for Promotion the Moral and Ethics Development for Hearing Impaired Students

Multimedia storybook is useful and has many advantages for hearing impaired students. This paper presents information based on reliable literature reviews about the multimedia storybook design framework for hearing impaired students. The purpose of this research is to explore the application of a multimedia storybook approach in promotion the moral and ethics development for hearing

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Effectiveness of the Use an Animation Programs to Development Architectural Skills of Students for Design; The Architectural Departments – Faculty

During the 1990, anime appeared as one of Japan’s cartoon Art, Anime is derived from the English term animation. This type of animation is characterized by high quality in drawing pictures. As the first anime film appeared in Japan in 1955, this time came the appearance of the legendary cartoon Osamu Tezuke Who founded the

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The Benefits of Typographical Principles in Materials Design

This presentation contains the results of a study investigating the role typography and design play on learners’ interaction with texts. Typography is described by Walker (2001) in this manner: ‘[Typography] articulates the meaning of a text, making it easy for readers to understand’ (p. 3). Considering this important function of typography, the researcher designed this

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The Effect of Game-Based Learning on Science 10 Test Scores

Game-based learning (GBL) is one of many methods that enhance the classroom learning environment by increasing student motivation and engagement. In recent years, the availability of game resources on the internet and the ubiquity of mobile devices have generated more interest in game-based learning. There are few researches, however, on whether it improves retention or

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Transiting to Student-Centered Learning in Kazakhstan: Undergraduate Student Experiences

Karaganda State Medical University has been transiting and practicing active methods of teaching and learning since 2011. Faculty members are encouraged to lead their courses by diverse activities to increase students’ learning. However, there is limited evidence regarding the extent of faculty members who evaluate their own courses. In this light, this paper aims to

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Fostering Autonomy through Meaningful Homework in Foreign Language Education

There is an important dichotomy between teachers’ and students’ expectations in university. Teachers focus on content and skills that they feel students need to become successful adults, while students are divided between learning and enjoying their life as a young adult. In foreign language contexts especially, contact with the target language is limited or non-existent

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Limited English Proficiency of Chiang Mai University Students As Evidence of English Language Education in Thailand

This paper presents a review of recent research that investigates the problem and the practice of English language teaching and learning in Thailand. A review of these studies identifies four major causes that contribute to the failure of English language education in Thailand: national identity, teacher development, education system, and exposure opportunities. The focus of

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Analysis of Placement Tests

It was around 2009 that the so-called era of free college admissions began due to a shortage of college applicants. Along with this situation, the introduction of different types of admissions, such as Admission Office Examination (AO) and recommendation-based examinations, which may not require ordinary forms of written examination, raised the issue of widening ability

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Exploring Singaporean Children’s Chinese Word Learning Experience

Learners’ word learning experience and learning needs are valuable indicators for learning resource developers. This article introduces a study on exploring Singaporean children’s Chinese word learning experience and learning needs after school. Through the analyses of learners’ needs in Chinese word learning, we seek solutions for developing a digital Chinese word resource that better suit

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Bridges Between SLA Research and Classroom Teaching: Implications From Foreign Language Teaching in New Zealand Primary and Secondary Schools

It has been argued that there is a gap between the theoretical recommendations of second language acquisition (SLA) research and actual language teaching practices. Responding to this concern, this presentation will examine how ten well-known SLA research-based teaching principles (Ellis, 2005) have been implemented in classrooms in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. These ten

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Fostering Empathy, Logical Thinking, and Creativity by Literary Texts: A Neuroscientific Approach

This paper aims to show that reading a literary text is an effective means to foster empathy, logical thinking, and creativity, all of which are indispensable for students as future citizens of the world who should understand other cultural values and cope with the multifaceted current of globalization appropriately and flexibly. Drawing on the studies

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International English in Context: Which Pedagogies?

In its unmissable spread as the international language for communication by excellence, the English language is a classified detectable entity which is both product and agent of the global interconnected world. Deeply entwined in the globalisation process, International English is a multifaceted term that is nonetheless given meaning in the way it is being understood