Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools

Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools

Jiyou Jia (Peking University, China)
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Release Date: October, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 354|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6607-8
ISBN13: 9781466666078|ISBN10: 1466666072|EISBN13: 9781466666085
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The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with instructors allows for a thorough, more valuable educational experience.

Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools addresses the concerns associated with the use of computer-based systems in teaching English as a foreign language, proving the effectiveness and efficiency of technological integration in modern classrooms. Highlighting cases based on current practices in four diverse schools, this book is a vital reference source for practitioners and researchers interested in the educational benefits of educational technologies in language acquisition.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Examination Scores Analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Language Education
  • Learning Styles
  • Student Interviews
  • Tablet Computers

Reviews and Testimonials

The text discusses the implementation and success of using computer software to teach English as a foreign language. The software, designed by the author of the text, is a web-based learning system entitled Computer Simulation in Educational Communication (CSEC). The text discusses trials of the system at four different middle schools in China. The first several chapters of the text delve into the topic of communication technology and language education in general, as well as hitting on several language education theories specifically. The text then moves into the nuts and bolts of CSEC, and the implementation thereof. Results are analyzed, and the cost-effectiveness of CSEC is discussed. The text will be of interest to educators looking for new ways to teach a language or the researcher looking at ways technology may be applied to learning.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This book is highly recommended for practitioners and researchers in CALL studies. It not only looks at the history and the present of ICT-supported language learning, but also looks at the future of intelligent tablet-based learning. The findings about the students’ learning effect in relation to learning styles as well as the system’s cost-effectiveness will provide some interesting insights to CALL practitioners and researchers, and will help administrators to make more informed educational decisions.

– Zhenzhen Chen, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jiyou Jia is a full professor at Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, and Director, International Research Center for Education and Information, Peking University, China. He received his BS and MEd from Peking University, and PhD from University of Augsburg, Germany. He was a visiting scholar to Free University Berlin, Germany and KAIST, South Korea. His research interests include educational technology and artificial intelligence in education. He has published more than 80 articles in international and national journals and peer-reviewed conferences, and authored or edited five books. He has been responsible for or taken part in more than ten national key projects and international cooperation projects with Germany, Korea, USA, and Canada. He serves as a reviewer for six international journals indexed in SCI/SSCI, a member of editorial board of five international journals, and program committee of more than ten international conferences, an advisory expert for several scientific, government, and social organizations, and was invited to give speeches in a dozen international or national conferences. He won the 20th IAAI (Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence) Deployed Application Award by AAAI (Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), USA in 2008, the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities of China in 2010, Best Paper Award from 15th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education in 2011, Excellent Award for the 6th educational research achievement of Capital Beijing, China in 2012, and seven research and teaching awards from Peking University.