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The Impact of Teleconferencing with Native English Speakers on English Learning by Taiwanese Students
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 107–126
Because there are few native speakers of English in Taiwan, students of English in Taiwan are often poorly motivated, having few opportunities to develop their skills and learn about American culture outside of class. Recent advancements in distance ...
Topics: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, eLearning, Video, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Learning Outcomes, Multicultural Education, English Language Arts, Networking Technologies
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2507–2514
Engaging students in the reasons for studying online is essential for increasing motivation, particularly English as a Second Language (ESL). Gardner's conception of instrumental (concrete outcomes) and integrative (abstract perspectives) has...
Adopting e-Learning Platform under Pen-pal Setting to Enhance EFL Students’ Writing Motivation and Performance
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3610–3616
The purpose of this study was to explore EFL students' attitude and writing performance under e-Learning platform and pen-pal setting in a US-Taiwan, male-female email exchange program. Thirty-one students took part in the program to exchange life...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2339–2342
This paper presents results of a project in which Taiwanese EFL students taking an English language literature course viewed videos and blog entries prepared for the class by a native English speaker in the United States. The videos addressed...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 351–357
The sharing of hypertext and hypermedia provided a powerful mechanism for language learners to co-create the learning community of using the target language. Yet, using technology has not prevalently implemented as an institutional goal to enhance...
Chi-Syan Lin; Jan-Pan Hwang; Yu-Chi Kuo; Chung-Chi Wu; Yu-Chung Chu; Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang; Chi-Sung Laih; Jia-Rong Wen
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 188–196
The paper reviews the PBL.NET project, which is targeted at professional development in ICT for school teachers in Taiwan. The strategy of professional development adopted by the project is combining peer coaching and community of practice online. A ...
Topics: Professional Development
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2308–2314
Due to the significant advances in transportation, telecommunications and Internet, the whole world has integrated into a global village, with English as an international language. The advent of e-learning has excellent possibilities when applied to ...
Promotion of Student Problem-Solving Skills, Motivation, Knowledge Acquisition and English Proficiency level Using an Interactive Computer Game
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 1665–1672
Creation of an educational game involves multi-faceted activities that should balance using appropriate educational pedagogy, a well-designed system, and game authoring. Researchers have argued that play is part of the learning process so that...
Lessons Learned from Three Years of Videoconferencing between EFL Classrooms and a Native English Speaker
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3167–3174
This paper presents finding from several semesters of a project in which an American native speaker of English spoke “live” via Internet videoconference to Taiwanese EFL students. Qualitative and quantitative findings over several semesters show...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 1254–1259
This proposal proposes an innovative EFL teaching instruction in which an advanced English Conversation class of 17 students was structured with a learner-centered orientation, and cutting-edge technology was used to allow Taiwanese EFL students to...