• The assessment of self-access language learning : practical challenges 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Routledge, 2008-05-12)
      Self-access centres are a popular type of language support offered by an increasing number of schools and universities around the world. Assessment of the learning that takes place in such Centres is seen as both crucial ...
    • Changes to teachers’ practice when using mobile technology with one-to-one classes 

      Lindsay, L.; Lee, K.; Hope, J. (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, 2016)
      Use of mobile technology in the classroom (m-learning) is a recent educational practice. This study reports on the insights of teachers in New Zealand classrooms about their m-learning practice. It targets the early adopter ...
    • A cost-benefit analysis for using the internet in the language classroom 

      Reinders, Hayo (New Zealand Association of Language Teachers, 2003)
      In recent years, the Internet has obtained its place in the educational environment. As part of the examination requirements, students have to be able to use the Internet to find information and to gain experience with ...
    • Earlier visual N1 latencies in expert video-game players: A temporal basis of enhanced visuospatial performance 

      Latham, Andrew J.; Patston, Lucy; Westermann, Christine; Kirk, Ian J.; Tippett, L.J. (Public Library of Science, 2013-09-18)
      Increasing behavioural evidence suggests that expert video game players (VGPs) show enhanced visual attention and visuospatial abilities, but what underlies these enhancements remains unclear. We administered the Poffenberger ...
    • ‘Examining the "self” in self-access materials 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (rEFLections, 2005)
      Self-access centres (SACS*) are an increasingly common form of support for language learners. Self-access learning, by its nature, is heavily dependent on the availability of sufficient and relevant materials of a high ...
    • Fortress or bridge? : learners’ perceptions and practice in self access language learning 

      Cotterall, Sara; Reinders, Hayo (Tesolanz, 2000)
      Independent language learning is an essential complement to classroom-based learning if learners are to acquire target competence in a realistic period of time. It follows that language teachers can help promote learning ...
    • Group discussions : the teacher's role? 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn; Tsang, Rebecca (The Chinese University Press, 2003)
      Group discussions are a popular way of increasing the opportunities for authentic talk by language learners. However groups can also present problems: one or two learners may dominate talk or teachers may have difficulty ...
    • How well do self-access CALL materials support self- directed learning? 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (The JALT CALL Journal, 2005-08)
      Many CALL materials are used for self-study or are offered in self-access centres where students often have little or no access to support from a teacher. Such materials thus have to be very clear, comprehensive, and easy ...
    • The impact of targeted mathematics/numeracy tutorials on maths anxiety, numeracy and basic drug calculation exam marks 

      Choudhary, R.; Malthus, Caroline (Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL), 2017-01-09)
      Numeracy skills are the foundation of drug calculation skills and are indispensable for practicing nurses. According to teachers and researchers, lack of numeracy skills, maths anxiety, and/or lack of confidence are among ...
    • Innovation in self-access : three case studies 

      Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2007-01)
      This article reports the findings of a study into the use of technology in three self-access centres. It is based on the results of an earlier study that applied an evaluative framework to compare the use of technology in ...
    • Just how expert are "expert" video-game players? Assessing the experience and expertise of video-game players across "action" video-game genres. 

      Latham, Andrew J.; Patston, Lucy; Tippett, L.J. (Frontiers Editorial Office, 2013-12-16)
      Video-game play (particularly “action” video-games) holds exciting promise as an activity that may provide generalized enhancement to a wide range of perceptual and cognitive abilities (for review see Latham et al., ...
    • The language advisor’s role : identifying and responding to needs 

      Reinders, Hayo; Hacker, Penny; Lewis, Marilyn (Routledge, 2004)
      Tertiary institutions increasingly offer language advisory sessions for second language students and staff. Advisors help students to identify language and learning needs, they recommend resources and strategies, and they ...
    • MAPS: Living, moving, emerging assemblages 

      Matapo, Jacoba; Roder, J. (New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), 2014)
      This research narrative tells the story of a Māori immersion early childhood centre’s engagement with the performing arts. In this research, and fundamental to this narrative is the provocation that ...
    • Nonparticipation in university language support 

      Reinders, Hayo (Japan Association for Language Teaching, 2005-11)
      Research has shown that many students studying abroad face great difficulties and run the risk of failing courses as a result of problems with the language (cf. Ballard & Clanchy, 1997). At a university in New Zealand it ...
    • Podquests : language learning on the move 

      Reinders, Hayo (Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd., 2007)
      Many teachers have used or at least heard about webquests. These online activities are great for bringing authentic materials into the classroom and for encouraging students to draw on a range of language skills at the ...
    • Portable language learning : creating materials for the Ipod 

      Reinders, Hayo (Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd., 2006-09)
      A recent survey at the University of Auckland showed that a majority of students had one or more mp3 players. Not many made use of them to listen to podcasts (audio broadcasts that can be downloaded from the internet on ...
    • Puni Reo Poitarawhiti: Playing in te reo Māori 

      Lee-Morgan, Jenny; Martin, J.; Mane, Jo; Lee-Morgan, E. (Otago Polytechnic, 2021-11)
      In May 2018, the inaugural Puni Reo Poitarawhiti was held at Netball Waitäkere, West Auckland. The first Mäori language-only netball tournament of its kind, Puni Reo Poitarawhiti (PRP) was open to all schools (kura kaupapa ...
    • The state-of-the-art of self-access in New Zealand : results of a SWOT analysis. 

      Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (TESOLANZ Inc, 2007)
      Self-access centres form an important part of language education in New Zealand. A recent study (Reinders et al., 2003) showed that all tertiary providers in the country offered some form of self-access language learning ...
    • University language advising : is it useful? 

      Reinders, Hayo (Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, 2007)
      This article describes a language advisory programme established at one New Zealand university to support students (mostly New Zealand residents from Asian language backgrounds) experiencing difficulties with the English ...
    • The virtual brain: 30 years of video-game play and cognitive abilities 

      Latham, Andrew J.; Patston, Lucy; Tippett, L.J. (Frontiers Editorial Office, 2013-09-13)
      Forty years have passed since video-games were first made widely available to the public and subsequently playing games has become a favorite past-time for many. Players continuously engage with dynamic visual displays ...

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