Title: The effects of authentic and interactive video tasks onstudents' extra listening practices
Purpose: The primary goal of this study is to examine the effects of authentic and interactive video tasks on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' listening practices, perceptions (interest and enjoyment level) regarding using multimedia learning in improving their listening skills.
Title: Student-Centered and Reformist Learning Environments: Identifying Teacher Competencies and Competency-Related Needs
Purpose: This study aimed to find and point out teachers’ competencies, and competency-based needs to increase the quality of teachers and, hence, the quality of TBA.
Title: Applying the personalization principle of multimedia learning theory in second language listening classes
Purpose: This study investigates whether the personalization principle has any effect on L2 listening performance and aims to explore students’ perceptions towards the conversational style.
Title: The Effects of Asynchronous Discussion Strategies on Social and Cognitive Presence for Online Graduate Education
Purpose: The study was designed with the goal of investigating different asynchronous discussion strategies in the literature and applying them to an online post-graduate class to explore the effects each has on the social presence of students within the class, and how this in turn would affect cognitive presence.
Title: Exploring technology integration in a kindergarten setting through the prism of systems thinking: A phenomenological study
Purpose: The primary goal of the research is to explore the process of technology integration in a kindergarten setting, including the core enablers of the process, barriers on the way of its successful implementation, and people involved and their interactions through the prism of systems thinking theory.
Title: Applying design thinking in technology enhanced problem solving activities
Purpose: This thesis aims to have a better understanding of learners’ learning process and perceptions towards Design Thinking. For this purpose, this study implemented problem solving design activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
Title: Foreign language learners’ experiences about learner autonomy and learner collaboration through asynchronous web-based distance education