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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
This study reports on how students construct new language knowledge by indirect feedback in web-based collaborative writing. Indirect feedback (text organization, reader-based perspectives, and clarity of purpose) encourages students to negotiate meaning instead of merely copying peers' direct feedback on grammatical corrections. According to the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Collaborative Writing, Questionnaires, Language Proficiency
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Recognizing that graduate students seldom have the opportunity to participate collaboratively, either in providing or receiving feedback to improve their academic writing skills, this study reports on the design of a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) system used to investigate how graduate students transform and construct their…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Processes, Graduate Students
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
Research on preparing language teachers for blended teaching of summary writing, a mix of on-site and online instruction for college students to grasp the gist of the texts, is scarce in higher education. This study examined the problems encountered and solutions proposed by six language teachers, who altogether instructed 214 college students on…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Language Teachers, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Most previous studies in blended learning simply involved on-site and online instruction without considering students' control of their own learning in these two different modalities. The purpose of this study was to investigate how college students with English reading difficulties integrate their conceptions of and approaches to blended learning…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Interpersonal Relationship, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
Previous studies have emphasized the relationship between students' engagement and learning performance, and yet the context in which students and the teacher interact to engage each other has been ignored. In order to engage college students who are learning English as a foreign language (EFL) in the context of a big class, this study developed a…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment, Teaching Assistants