Bin Zou

Bin Zou received his PhD in TESOL and computer technology from the University of Bristol (UK) and MA degree from the University of York (UK). He is a senior tutor/associate professor and a team leader at the English Language Centre, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) and currently teaches EAP and EF courses. Dr. Zou’s research interests include Applied Linguistics, ELT, EAP, CALL, Corpus, and ICT. He has given presentations at international conferences including AILA, EUROCALL, IALLT, BAAL, IATEFL, etc., published papers in international journals, such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, and edited books, including Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-learning Support (IGI Global, USA). He is the editor of two books: Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances and Explorations of Language Teaching and Learning with Computational Assistance both to be published by IGI Global in 2013. Also, he has been involved in reviewing papers for the journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, the journal of Mixed Methods Research, and IGI Global books.

Publications

Emerging Concepts in Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching and Learning
Bin Zou, Michael Thomas, David Barr, Wen Jia. © 2022. 347 pages.
For years, language teachers have increasingly been using technologies of all kinds, from computers to smartphones, to help their students learn. Current trends in TELTL...
Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Bin Zou, Michael Thomas. © 2020. 454 pages.
The pace at which technology changes has created unique challenges in the integration of such technologies into language teaching and learning. Innovative pedagogies and...
Students' Perspectives on Using Online Sources and Apps for EFL Learning in the Mobile-Assisted Language Learning Context
Bin Zou, Xinxin Yan, Hui Li. © 2020. 17 pages.
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) has been developed rapidly and integrated into language learning in various levels in recent years, particularly for the young...
Supporting Self-Directed Vocabulary Study: Towards Effective Design of OERs for Mobile Learning Environments
Ingrid Barth, Bin Zou, Elana Spector-Cohen, Rosalie Sitman. © 2020. 24 pages.
Although open educational resources (OERs) can help bridge high-school – university vocabulary gaps, optimal utilization of OERs requires effective self-directed learning. This...
Chinese English Teachers' Perspectives on “hMOOC Flipped Blends”: Project BMELTE (Blending MOOCs Into ELT Education)
Marina Orsini-Jones, Bin Zou. © 2020. 20 pages.
This chapter reports two related studies involving experienced university teachers of English language and literature from China, who engaged in reflection on how to blend...
Vocabulary Learning and Consolidation With Mobile Application
Dongshuo Wang, Bin Zou, Minjie Xing. © 2019. 13 pages.
Language learners at all levels need a way of recording and organising newly learned vocabulary for consolidation and for future reference. Listing words alphabetically in a...
Chinese English Teachers' Perspectives on “Distributed Flip MOOC Blends”: From BMELTT to BMELTE
Marina Orsini-Jones, Bin Zou, Yuanyan Hu, Li Wei. © 2019. 16 pages.
This article reports on a study involving experienced university lecturers from mainland China reflecting on how to blend FutureLearn MOOCs into their existing English Language...
Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology Into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching
Bin Zou, Michael Thomas. © 2018. 626 pages.
Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. As today’s teachers prepare to instruct a new generation of students, the question is no longer whether technology...
Students' Perspectives on Using Online Sources and Apps for EFL Learning in the Mobile-Assisted Language Learning Context
Bin Zou, Xinxin Yan, Hui Li. © 2018. 17 pages.
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) has been developed rapidly and integrated into language learning in various levels in recent years, particularly for the young...
Vocabulary Learning and Consolidation with Mobile Application
Dongshuo Wang, Bin Zou, Minjie Xing. © 2014. 12 pages.
Language learners at all levels need a way of recording and organising newly learned vocabulary for consolidation and for future reference. Listing words alphabetically in a...
Chinese Students' Perceptions of Using Mobile Devices for English Learning
Bin Zou, Xinxin Yan. © 2014. 14 pages.
The advance of mobile technology has turned portable, handheld devices into an integral part of students' daily life, and also paved the way for the rise of mobile assisted...
Explorations of Language Teaching and Learning with Computational Assistance
Bin Zou. © 2013. 345 pages.
Computer-based technologies can enhance language learning and help students embrace the complexities of an additional language. Due to rapid technological changes, innovative...
Interactive Learning Between Chinese Students Learning English and English Students Learning Chinese on the Platform of Wiki
Dongshuo Wang, Bin Zou, Minjie Xing. © 2013. 17 pages.
This research investigates the interaction between English students learning Chinese in the UK and Chinese students learning English in China via a wiki platform. Activity theory...
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances
Bin Zou, Minjie Xing, Yuping Wang, Mingyu Sun, Catherine H. Xiang. © 2013. 356 pages.
Educational technologies continue to advance the ways in which we teach and learn. As these technologies continue to improve our communication with one another, computer-assisted...
A Wiki Platform for Language and Intercultural Communication
Minjie Xing, Bin Zou, Dongshuo Wang. © 2013. 15 pages.
This chapter studies a wiki project that electronically links English students learning Business Chinese in the UK and Chinese students learning Business English in China. The...
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)
Bin Zou, Michael Thomas. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) serves as a forum for researchers, teachers, practitioners, and education professionals to...
Interactive Learning Between Chinese Students Learning English and English Students Leaning Chinese on the Platform of Wiki
Dongshuo Wang, Bin Zou, Minjie Xing. © 2011. 16 pages.
This research investigates the interaction between English students learning Chinese in the UK and Chinese students learning English in China via a wiki platform. Activity theory...
Computer-Supported Collaboration in Language Learning
Bin Zou. © 2010. 17 pages.
Studies suggest that the computer can support collaborative learning between learners. This chapter discusses collaboration between language learners while using computer-based...