Reading Chinese Together: Uses of the Web Forum for Individualized and Group-based Language Learning
Jung Ying Lu-Chen, Stephen Fleming, C. Candace Chou, University of Hawaii, United States
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This session tackles issues in teaching foreign languages on the Web. The poster presentation on course design for a Web-based third-year level Chinese reading class will address the following challenges: · creating a model for Web-based course design that will be useful to educators without advanced programming resources · designing strategies for use of the forum, or bulletin board, as a locus for several kinds of language-learning tasks · coordinating hardware and software so that students working with various system configurations can all communicate in written Chinese · selecting a combination of Web-based tools that suits our needs · making use of students' background knowledge of the real world and of the target language as a jumping-off point for each lesson · structuring lessons to conform to natural reading behaviors · providing a combination of group-based activities and individual, off-line activities with opportunities for reflection and reaction
Lu-Chen, J.Y., Fleming, S. & Chou, C.C. (1999). Reading Chinese Together: Uses of the Web Forum for Individualized and Group-based Language Learning. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (p. 1675). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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