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Web-based synchronized multimedia lecture system design for teaching/learning Chinese as second language


Computers & Education Volume 50, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


In the past decade, the use of computer technology for language instruction has expanded rapidly. In Taiwan, overseas students whose native languages are not Chinese mostly get trouble in learning and communicating particularly during the first year of their study. To overcome their language barrier in National Chi Nan University (NCNU), a Web-based Chinese classroom ( exploiting advanced Web and multimedia technologies has been initiated since 2002. This paper presents the core developments of the Web-based Synchronized Multimedia Lecture (WSML) system for fulfilling language learning requirements on listening, speaking, reading and writing. It facilitates students in Chinese comprehension self-learning on the Web and can easily be customized for different foreign language learning. Technical issues are addressed from two perspectives to meet the pedagogical approaches of teaching and learning foreign languages: (1) the synchronized multimedia tutoring and the exercise practice functions for students, and (2) the multimedia lecture authoring and the exercise management tools for teachers.


Chen, H.Y. & Liu, K.Y. (2008). Web-based synchronized multimedia lecture system design for teaching/learning Chinese as second language. Computers & Education, 50(3), 693-702. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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