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Throughout their public school education, Japanese students are socialized into cultural learning practices [1] that emphasize group-oriented tasks. Well-organized group work is paramount to successful EFL teaching in Japan. In this paper, we look at how Moodle an open-source learning management system, is used at a Japanese computer science university to(More)
This research explored how website analysis and design pedagogy could help support analytical thinking and English language production in an EFL context. In this study, 28 EFL-based computer science students took part in a website analysis experiment. The study investigated if students could analyze English websites and comprehend and produce responses in(More)
in a Japanese technical university. Results from this pilot analysis were reported towards exploring the design of the IPod interface and how it contributes towards mobile assisted language learning. Results indicate that students are mostly comfortable using handheld devices and completed tasks with reasonable success and efficiency. However, they faltered(More)
The primary research question in this paper revolved around the logistics and feasibility of using iPad to perform the processes related to 3D scanning, design and technical documentation for task-based English language learning in a non-native classroom environment. The project discussed the use of IPads to scan a physical object using iSense scanners, use(More)
A simple classification as visual or verbal learner is an oversimplification of users' learning behavior. Often readers approach the task in terms of their interpretation of the situation. In this experimental study, readers confronted imagery invoking text with graphic details of surgical actions. Readers were asked to mentally animate the impending(More)
Concept maps have been traditionally used as a technique for information comprehension, visualization, brainstorming, schematization and document production in multiple ways. They are also considered an effective tool for visual-spatial learning. Concept maps have been used successfully in EFL learning situations. However, in most cases, concept maps have(More)
Outsourcing of Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) has taken the world by storm, and India is leading the pack with its skilled, inexpensive, and English-speaking labor force. The rate of outsourcing of technical writing projects to India is increasing rapidly, as never before with projects being outsourced or(More)
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