New Horizons in Web Based Learning (ICWL 2014 International Workshops), Tallinn, Estonia, August 14-17
Cao, Y et al. (eds.). New Horizons in Web Based Learning (ICWL 2014 International Workshops), Tallinn, Estonia, August 14-17. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer
This edited volume brings together selected papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning. The following two articles are particularly relevant to (Chinese) language learning.
Lan, Y., Sung, Y, & Chang, K. (2014). Bridging in-and-out Class Learning: Mobile Seamless Mandarin Learning (pp. 101–105)
Forty-one overseas Chinese students participated in this study, which utilised mobile seamless learning technology to enhance their Mandarin performances. The performances were collected and analysed to determine the effects of mobile seamless learning on Mandarin Chinese learning by overseas Chinese students. The results demonstrate the usefulness of mobile seamless learning technology in bridging the gaps between learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Lee, Y. et al. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Learning Languages with Mobile Devices (pp. 106–113)
Based on a meta-analysis of 44 peer-reviewed journal articles (1993–2013), the authors highlight that mobile devices substantially support language learning, providing opportunities for real-time, interactive learning. In contrast to more traditional methods, the use of mobile devices facilitates, on average, more effective language learning and higher levels of student achievement.