A Trial of Foreign Language Education through Japan-Taiwan Cooperative Distance Learning Lessons on the Internet
Chunchen Lin, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
We have used video conference system and one by one communication system (Skype) and conducted collaborative distance learning lessons every two weeks for Taiwanese university students majoring in Japanese and Japanese ones majoring in Chinese at the same time periods for a semester starting in October 2008. What makes this trial distinctive is the collaborative learning environment where all the participants can give native peer support to the students over the network while they are themselves learners. During the lessons, we had presentations, questionnaires to the other group of participants, writing essays on the questionnaires, and corrections of the essays written by the other group. In this presentation, we will review the changes in the participants' motivation and their proficiency developments through the Japan-Taiwan cooperative distance learning, based on our analysis of the questionnaires completed after the course. We will also review and evaluate the lessons we have conducted.
Lin, C. (2009). A Trial of Foreign Language Education through Japan-Taiwan Cooperative Distance Learning Lessons on the Internet. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3348-3351). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).