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"Seamlessly" Learning Chinese: Contextual Meaning Making and Vocabulary Growth in a Seamless Chinese as a Second Language Learning Environment
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 44, No. 5 (2016) pp. 399–422
Second language learners are typically hampered by the lack of a natural environment to use the target language for authentic communication purpose (as a means for "learning by applying"). Thus, we propose MyCLOUD, a mobile-assisted...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 7 (Jan 01, 2011) pp. 1208–1226
This paper outlines an adaptable collaborative writing approach employing a wiki to address the typical weaknesses of young Singaporean Chinese students learning Chinese as second language (L2) in Chinese writing. These students' problems in...
Exploring the Relationships between Students' Ability of Computer-Based Chinese Input and Other Variables Associated to Their Performances in Composition Writing
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 153–161
Computer-based writing is already a norm to a large extent in social communication for any major language around the world. From this perspective, it would be pedagogically sound for students to master the Chinese input system as early as possible....
The Chinese Input Challenges for Chinese as Second Language Learners in Computer-Mediated Writing: An Exploratory Study
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 233–248
This paper reports an exploratory study on Singapore secondary and primary school students' perceptions and behaviors on using a variety of Chinese input methods for Chinese composition writing. Significant behavioral patterns were uncovered and...
Surveying and Modeling Students' Motivation and Learning Strategies for Mobile-Assisted Seamless Chinese Language Learning
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016) pp. 170–180
Seamless language learning promises to be an effective learning approach that addresses the limitations of classroom-only language learning. It leverages mobile technologies to facilitate holistic and perpetual learning experiences that bridge...
Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal Vol. 25, No. 50 (2017) pp. 9–20
This conceptual paper describes a language learning model that applies social media to foster contextualized and connected language learning in communities. The model emphasizes weaving together different forms of language learning activities that...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 2 (2015) pp. 130–157
This paper reports a design-based research (DBR) cycle of MyCLOUD (My Chinese ubiquitOUs learning Days). MyCLOUD is a seamless language learning model that addresses identified limitations of conventional Chinese language teaching, such as the...
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher Vol. 22, No. 3 (2013) pp. 263–272
This paper reports a pilot study on the development and validation of the bilingual (Chinese and English) "Motivation and Attitudes for Language Learning Inventory" (MALLI). MALLI is designed to measure secondary school students' learning...