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ERIC Number: EJ784491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Web-Based Synchronized Multimedia Lecture System Design for Teaching/Learning Chinese as Second Language
Chen, Herng-Yow; Liu, Kuo-Yu
Computers & Education, v50 n3 p693-702 Apr 2008
In the past decade, the use of computer technology for language instruction has expanded rapidly. In Taiwan, overseas students whose native languages are not Chinese mostly get trouble in learning and communicating particularly during the first year of their study. To overcome their language barrier in National Chi Nan University (NCNU), a Web-based Chinese classroom ( exploiting advanced Web and multimedia technologies has been initiated since 2002. This paper presents the core developments of the Web-based Synchronized Multimedia Lecture (WSML) system for fulfilling language learning requirements on listening, speaking, reading and writing. It facilitates students in Chinese comprehension self-learning on the Web and can easily be customized for different foreign language learning. Technical issues are addressed from two perspectives to meet the pedagogical approaches of teaching and learning foreign languages: (1) the synchronized multimedia tutoring and the exercise practice functions for students, and (2) the multimedia lecture authoring and the exercise management tools for teachers.
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Language: English
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