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Wayne State College
Wayne State College
National Quemoy University English Conference 2015 (Jun 05, 2015)
This paper is a slightly revised version of a keynote address given at the 2015 National Quemoy University English Conference, Reimagining the Teaching of Language, Literature, and Culture, in Kinmen, Taiwan, on 5 June 2015. The author contends that ...
Conference on English Teaching and Global Communication 2008 (Mar 08, 2008)
This presentation describes the methodology used by Dr. Michael Marek of Wayne State College, Nebraska USA, and Dr. Vivian Wu of Chienkuo Technology University, Taiwan, for English language instruction in Taiwan using Internet videoconferencing, and ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4481–4489
This paper presents the findings of a tele-collaborative project in which an American native speaker of English interacted "live" with English language classes in Taiwan via Internet videoconferencing. Students took the classes in two semesters,...
Using Internet Teleconferencing between Taiwanese English language students and a native speaker to improve learning
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 316–321
This presentation presents preliminary results of a pilot project in which an American native speaker of English interacted "live" with English language classes in Taiwan via Internet teleconferencing. Initial student reaction was positive....
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2017) pp. 265–286
Few scholarly publications have addressed in detail the question of student privacy when using social media for classroom educational activities. This study combined qualitative and conceptual methodologies to explore the implications of privacy law ...
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
Incorporating LINE Smartphone Affordances: Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Willingness to Communicate, and Language Learning
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2016) pp. 56–73
This study used MALL technology to mediate a collaborative learning environment focused on cross-cultural understanding. Research questions addressed the participants' perceptions about the role of the English language today, the use of technology...
Making English a "Habit": Increasing Confidence, Motivation, and Ability of EFL Students through Cross-Cultural, Computer-Assisted Interaction
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 101–112
This study examines the relationships among the three essential language-related components--motivation, confidence, and ability--following a series of live videoconference interactions between Taiwanese EFL students and a native speaker. 227...
Environmental Factors Affecting Computer Assisted Language Learning Success: A Complex Dynamic Systems Conceptual Model
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 6 (2014) pp. 560–578
This conceptual, interdisciplinary inquiry explores Complex Dynamic Systems as the concept relates to the internal and external environmental factors affecting computer assisted language learning (CALL). Based on the results obtained by de Rosnay [...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 967–972
This conceptual paper discusses the use of standard social media sites, such as Facebook, as Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) platforms for instruction of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The central question in this paper is to determine...
Promotion of EFL Student Motivation, Confidence, and Satisfaction Via a Learning Spiral, Peer-Scaffolding, and CMC
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 54–75
This study presents an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) instructional model in which peer interaction improves motivation, confidence, satisfaction, and actual performance of students. Researchers used peer interaction for repeated assignments...
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...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 118–129
Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Taiwan often use an outdated lecture-memorization methodology resulting in low motivation, confidence, and ability on the part of students. Innovative educators are exploring use of technology, such ...
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 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...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 340–354
This study surveys work that has been done in the field of Mobile Assisted Language Learning. The researchers surveyed 70 corresponding authors of past MALL studies with formatted and open-ended questions, treating them as expert "participant...