Search results for author:"Mei-Ya Liang"
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Language Learning & Technology Vol. 14, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 45–64
In recent years, synchronous online peer response groups have been increasingly used in English as a foreign language (EFL) writing. This article describes a study of synchronous online interaction among three small peer groups in a Taiwanese...
Interaction in EFL online classes: How Web-facilitated instruction influences EFL university students' reading and learning
Interaction in EFL online @?classes: How Web@-facilitated @?instruction influences EFL university students' reading and @?learning (2006) pp. 1–171
This dissertation explored how EFL students' interactions with web-facilitated instruction influenced their second language reading and learning. The study took place in an EFL course at a well-known university in northern Taiwan for a semester. An...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 25, No. 5 (2012) pp. 455–473
This article reports on an explorative case study which, in the first place, aimed to ascertain different types of foreign language play in online role-playing in "Second Life," and which, secondly aimed to describe how various sources of contextual ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2886–2892
This study examined whether and how SCMC interaction facilitates the writing revisions of EFL university students. Through analyses of chatroom transcripts and writing drafts, the author found that group dynamics had an impact on the quality and...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 1339–1344
This paper reports on a semester-long online collaborative project, in which 20 second language (L2) students co-constructed content and activities to play in Second Life (SL). Drawing upon the concept of language play, the author shares her...
Computers and Composition Vol. 30, No. 3 (September 2013) pp. 157–179
As authentic communicative practices, news writing and media discourse have the potential to serve as pedagogical tools for foreign language students to explore content of interest. This study analyzed university students’ media discourse in the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1686–1691
In recent years, the weblog has become a popular Internet learning and communication environment, but its pedagogical potential for participation and learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts has not yet been fully explored. Using...
Creating Electronic Storybooks for Family and Friends: Young Children’s Playful Language Learning and Early Literacy Development
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 999–1004
This study describes a collaborative project at a public kindergarten classroom in Taiwan where young children’s early literacy was developed through the use of multimedia story writing software. This paper provides examples to show how the creation ...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 37, No. 1 (2009) pp. 39–59
The objective of this article is to investigate the computer animation and virtual reality technologies for developing a virtual marine museum. The museum consists of three exhibition areas. The first area displays fishes in freshwater, including...