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Studying the Effectiveness of an Online Language Learning Platform in China

, University of Pennsylvania, United States ; , , Learnta Inc., China ; , Institute of Statistics and Big Data, Renmin University of China, China ; , Teachers College Columbia University, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 29, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In this paper we evaluate the effectiveness of an adaptive online learning platform, designed to support Chinese students in learning the English language. The adaptive platform is studied in three studies, where the experimental platform is compared to an alternate, non-adaptive platform, in three Chinese schools, with random assignment to conditions. The adaptive platform is found to lead to better and faster learning than the non-adaptive platform, as well as more positive responses to survey items.


Baker, R., Wang, F., Ma, Z., Ma, W. & Zheng, S. (2018). Studying the Effectiveness of an Online Language Learning Platform in China. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 29(1), 5-24. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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