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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Calandra, Brendan; Hibbard, Susan T.; McDowell Lefaiver, Mary L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This paper reports on the effects an experimental English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in Second Life (SL) had on Chinese student EFL learning. The study took an evaluative approach using quasi-experimental design with participants from one Chinese university and one American university in the southeastern United States. Results indicated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Hao, Wu – Chinese Education and Society, 2011
With the deepening of reform and opening up, and as a critical point in China's social transformation approaches, various unexpected public crises are increasing as well. The channels whereby people obtain information are also diversifying, and mixed up therein are angry youth and Internet rumormongering. The extensive influence of and large area…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Internet, Values
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Zhao, Hongqin; Huang, Jianbin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China's economic power is changing attitudes towards Mandarin Chinese worldwide. Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) consequently emerges as a subject for research as well as an educational market. This article investigates the modern evolution of CFL curriculum policy that has led to the current rapid growth of the Confucius Institute (CI) around…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
Bi, Jing – Online Submission, 2010
This study introduces the concept and characteristics of open access (OA), analyses the status quo and development of OA in foreign countries, and discusses its inspiration to its future development in China.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Control, Internet, Access to Information