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The Impact of Teleconferencing with Native English Speakers on English Learning by Taiwanese Students
Wen-Chi Wu; Michael Marek
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
Integrative Motivation Development:: Key to Increasing ESL Online Learning Effectiveness
Larry Bright; Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
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...
Topics: Students, Languages, Classrooms, Learning Outcomes, Integration
Promotion of EFL Student Motivation, Confidence, and Satisfaction Via a Learning Spiral, Peer-Scaffolding, and CMC
Wen-Chi Wu; Michael Marek; Ling Yen
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...
Environmental Factors Affecting Computer Assisted Language Learning Success: A Complex Dynamic Systems Conceptual Model
Michael W. Marek; Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
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 [...
Adopting e-Learning Platform under Pen-pal Setting to Enhance EFL Students’ Writing Motivation and Performance
Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Wei-Mann Lee
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...
Making English a "Habit": Increasing Confidence, Motivation, and Ability of EFL Students through Cross-Cultural, Computer-Assisted Interaction
Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Michael Marek
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...
Enriching the EFL literature classroom in Taiwan with videos and blogs from a native speaker
Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu; Michael Marek; Wen-chi Vivian Wu
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...
Lessons Learned from Three Years of Videoconferencing between EFL Classrooms and a Native English Speaker
Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Michael Marek; Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu
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...
Assessing EFL Learners’ Cultural Awareness in a Web-based Active Learning Context
Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Yu-Chuan Joni Chao; Michael Marek
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...
Using Online EFL Interaction to Increase Confidence, Motivation, and Ability
Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Ling Ling Yen; Michael Marek
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 ...
Using Mixed-Modality Learning Strategies via e-Learning for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Fang-Chuan Ou Yang; Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 3 pp. 309–322
This study demonstrated an e-learning system, MyEVA, based on a mixed-modality vocabulary strategy in assisting learners of English as a second language (L2 learners) to improve their vocabulary. To explore the learning effectiveness of MyEVA, the...
Impacts of online social networking as a community of practice in an English department in Taiwan
Yu-Chuan Joni Chao; Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
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...
Engaging the Tiger: E-learning in TESL in Taiwan and the US
Pai-Tsang Chen; Larry K Bright; Wen-Chi Wu
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 ...
EFL Writing Revision with Blind Expert and Peer Review Using a CMC Open Forum
Wen-Chi Vivian Wu; Emily Petit; Ching-Huei Chen
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 1 (2015) pp. 58–80
This exploratory computer assisted-language learning (CALL) study used a computer-mediated communication (CMC) interface to allow English as a foreign language (EFL) writing students in classes at two universities to give each other anonymous peer...
Instructional Design Using an In-House Built Teaching Assistant Robot to Enhance Elementary School English-as-a-Foreign-Language Learning
Wen-Chi Vivian Wu; Rong-Jyue Wang; Nian-Shing Chen
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 6 (2015) pp. 696–714
This paper presents a design for a cutting-edge English program in which elementary school learners of English as a foreign language in Taiwan had lively interactions with a teaching assistant robot. Three dimensions involved in the design included (...
Using Digital Board Games for Genuine Communication in EFL Classrooms
Chia-Jung Wu; Gwo-Dong Chen; Chi-Wen Huang
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 209–226
EFL learners in Taiwan have a low-level communication ability because many learners are still not provided opportunities to use language for genuine communication in classrooms and receive insufficient language input due to the environment. This...
Promotion of Student Problem-Solving Skills, Motivation, Knowledge Acquisition and English Proficiency level Using an Interactive Computer Game
Lingling Yen; Wen-chi Vivian Wu; Jie Chi Yang; Yu-Chuan Joni Chao
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...
Peer Coaching and Community of Practice in Professional Development in ICT for Teachers
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
Effects of Web-based Cognitive Apprenticeship and Time Management on the Development of Computing Skills in Cloud Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Approach
Chia-Wen Tsai; Pei-Di Shen; Hsiao-Chi Wu; Yi-Fen Chen
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 1–12
Web-based learning is generally a solitary process without teachers' on-the-spot assistance. In this study, a quasi-experiment was conducted to explore the effects of various combinations of Web-Based Cognitive Apprenticeship (WBCA) and Time...
Curriculum Integration of MALL in L1/L2 Pedagogy: Perspectives on Research
Shu-Mei Gloria Chwo; Michael W. Marek; Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
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...
Identifying Effective Design Features of Technology-Infused Inquiry Learning Modules: A Two-Year Study of Students' Inquiry Abilities
Ying-Shao Hsu; Su-Chi Fang; Wen-Xin Zhang; Wu Hsin-Kai; Pai-Hsing Wu; Fu-Kwun Hwang
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 228–244
The two-year study aimed to explore how students' development of different inquiry abilities actually benefited from the design of technology-infused learning modules. Three learning modules on the topics of seasons, environmental issues and air...