Michael Thomas
University of Michigan
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#2Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
This chapter investigates learner motivation in an English as a foreign language writing classroom in an Indonesian university. Its originality arises from the fact that no substantive studies have explored learner motivation in the digital classroom in Indonesian higher education. A mixed methods data collection process was conducted involving 144 students from three year groups who responded to an online questionnaire. Two classes from Year 1 (47 students) were taken as a sample to observe the...
#1Miguel Angel Saona-Vallejos (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)
#2Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
This chapter investigates the user experience of the language learning platform Busuu as a tool for learning Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL). Social constructionism has been highlighted by previous research as the theory on which Busuu is based, however, Alvarez concluded that Busuu constitutes an ecological system of nested semiotic spaces where pedagogical elements and principles from different theories of language learning interweave in complementary ways. Following a review of existing r...
#1Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
#2Gary MotteramH-Index: 8
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#1Michael Sola (UM: University of Michigan)
#2Andrea D. Thompson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 12
Last.Matthew C. Konerman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 3
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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves mortality, functional status, and rehospitalization rates for patients with cardiac conditions including acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and post-cardiac surgery; however, CR is underutilized nationally. It is unclear how many qualified patients are
#1Andrea D. Thompson (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 12
#2Antoinette B. Coe (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
Last.Hallie C. Prescott (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 16
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Discontinuation of beta blockers (BB) and/or renin-angiotensin aldosterone antagonists (RAAS) during heart failure (HF) admissions is associated with increased mortality. Nonetheless, BB & RAAS discontinuation remains a common occurrence, but the reasons for discontinuations are under-defined.
#1Jocelyn WishartH-Index: 17
#2Michael ThomasH-Index: 8
This book explores the impact of e-research in education and the opportunities presented by a new generation of research approaches and tools. ‘E-research’ is an umbrella term that encompasses all digital research methods used for data collection and analysis including those involving handheld mobile devices. This is a current concern as the emergence of online tools that enable people to collaborate, create, and share information has led to the widespread use of these new digital research metho...
#1Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
This paper is based on findings arising from a large, two-year EU project entitled “Creating Machinima to Enhance Online Language Learning and Teaching” (CAMELOT), which was the first to investigate the potential of machinima, a form of virtual filmmaking that uses screen capture to record activity in immersive 3D environments, for language teaching. The paper examines interaction in two particular phases of the project: facilitator-novice teacher interaction in an online teacher training course...
#1Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
#2Anouk Gelan (Center for Applied Linguistics)
This work was supported by the European Commission [Project Number: 2015-BE02-KA203-012317]. The information in this research reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
#1Anouk Gelan (University of Hasselt)H-Index: 2
#2Greet Fastré (University of Hasselt)H-Index: 5
Last.Michael Thomas (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACTLearning analytics (LA) has emerged as a field that offers promising new ways to prevent drop-out and aid retention. However, other research suggests that large datasets of learner activity can be used to understand online learning behaviour and improve pedagogy. While the use of LA in language learning has received little attention to date, available research suggests that LA could provide valuable insights into task design for instructors and materials designers, as well as help studen...
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GUINEVERE stands for “Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Real-time language Education”. It is a European project aimed to demonstrate the potential of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments in order to improve teaching and learning outcomes in foreign languages. The project ( is coordinated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK, and the other partners of the Consortium are: UIST (University of Istanbul), Turkey Let’s talk on...