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Sun, Yu-Chih – CALICO Journal, 2012
Educational blogs have drawn the growing interest of researchers and language teachers due to the user-friendly interfaces as well as the powerful archiving features. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: (1) to examine the effectiveness of extensive speaking practice on speaking performance in voice blogs, and (2) to examine learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Speech Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Sun, Yu-Chih; Chang, Yu-jung – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This study examines how blogs and their interactive and collaborative features help academically-advanced graduate students process academic writing knowledge and make sense of their writer identity. Seven graduate students undertaking Master's level study in TESOL and Linguistics participated. The research questions are: (a) What kinds of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Advanced Students, Writing (Composition)
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study is to highlight the possibilities and challenges that underlie efforts to integrate blogs into teacher-education programs in Taiwan higher education. The participants were 12 pre-service teachers undertaking Master's level study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The outcomes of the blogging project were…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Professional Development
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
A weblog (blog or Web log) has recently become one of the most widely used Internet applications. The current study concerns developing a blog specifically designed for learners learning English as a foreign language. The study investigated the effects of extensive writing by comparing the writing performance in the first three and the last three…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Program Effectiveness, Personal Autonomy
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Language Learning & Technology, 2009
This study uses voice blogs as a platform for an extensive study of language learners' speaking skills. To triangulate the findings, the study collected data by surveying the learners' blogging processes, investigating learning strategies, and conducting retrospective interviews. The results revealed that students (a) developed a series of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Strategies, Learning Motivation