Students' attitude toward online Chinese learning materials
Huiya Chuang, University of Northern Colorado, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Multimedia has a major influence in language learning. There are various websites that provide different kind of online Chinese tutorials and lessons. Students can also use a digital dictionary for instant translation to improve their reading. Many Chinese classes have implemented online learning tools into the classroom, especially in the advanced classes. The purpose of this study was to understand students’ attitudes toward using the online Chinese learning materials. Two online learning materials were reviewed in this study: (1) Dim Sum, a Chinese reading assistant and dictionary software, (2) Jiaozi, a Flash tutorial which contains 10 Chinese Characters. The participants were five undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in Chinese classes. The interview results explained their learning experiences and expectations about using online materials in Chinese learning, for instance, writing and pronunciation.
Chuang, H. (2009). Students' attitude toward online Chinese learning materials. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3873-3878). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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