Digital Content Application and Management

Name

Project Title

Institute

Date

Shiueng-Bien Yang

建構個人化虛擬實境視訊腦波訓練在提升數學能力之影響

(105-2511-S-160-002-)

國科會

/科技部

2016/11/01

~2017/10/31

Shiueng-Bien Yang

在自然環境下之動態蝴蝶與植物行動辨識系 統之設計並探討其應用在戶外導覽教學成效之助益 (S902)

(104-2511-S-160-002-)

國科會

/科技部

2015/11/01

~2016/10/31

Yann-Yean Su

台灣文創產業的國際化探討—以霹靂國際多媒體為範例之整合研究

 

2015/06/01

~2015/09/30

Yann-Yean Su

布袋戲「在地國際化」計畫-文藻LCD推動策

略(1/3)

 

2016/08/01

~2017/07/31

Yann-Yean Su

台灣文創產業的國際化探討—以霹靂國際多媒體為範例之整合研究

 

2015/06/01

~2015/09/30

Tai-liang Chen

雲端運算架構之人工智慧理財機器人雛型系

統之建置(I)

(MOST 106-2221-E-160-001)

 

106.8.1

~107.7.31

Center for Teacher Education

An Exploratory Study of University Students’ Determinants on and Satisfaction with International Mobility

Tsai, Ching-Hwa, 2015

In recent years, the issue of university student’s international mobility has become the hot topic in international journals of higher education. The foci of these discussion are related to students’ experience about campus, academic study and social encounters. This is also the case in Taiwan academic journals. For the purpose of promoting the competitiveness of Taiwan’s higher education institutions, the researchers intend to exploring the influential factors of university students‘ international mobility  and satisfaction.

Through an examination of previous studies into why university students’ international mobility, this research identified three categories of reasons- academic, and environmental – for international mobility, and analyze current situation and issues surrounding Taiwanese students who pursued higher education abroad. According to the questionnaire of “The Influential Factor and Satisfaction of University Students’ International Mobility” to students from 20 universities.

Results show that students who move to a country where the GDP is higher than that of their home country have a higher satisfaction, which presents a virtuous circle. It is also shown that the academic factor is valued for students from universities with a higher ranking in Taiwan and also the international students to study in Taiwanese universities with a higher academic ranking, which becomes a vicious circle academically. There is a regional variation of the northern, central, southern, and eastern parts (of Taiwan) when it comes to students’ international mobility choice and satisfaction. These findings provide useful reference for policymakers.

Department of Communication Arts

  1. 2019 Summer international research of reciprocal developmental relationship between Coventry University and the city’ is a long-term ongoing Taiwan and UK academic interview programme that, from 2008 onwards, places its scrutiny sensor on the growth of Coventry University in reflection on the changes of the city. The pivotal content of the research includes the discourse intertwined on how the expansion of school subjects such as Fashion design, Performing art, Medical, Illustration and animation, Digital media, Media projection, Communication, Culture and media has impacted on the vast investments in the city infrastructures, public facilities, housing, student accommodations, cultural institutions such as Transportation Museum, Herbert Gallery, Belgrade Theatre and many other fast growing aspects of life style in Coventry.
  2. Invited to the「 cinema with us 」program at 2019 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival YIDFF, Screening and discussion the documentary film. The YIDFF 2019 was take place at October 10 to October 17.
  3. Yunnan FROM OUR EYES Rural Documentary And Culture Research Centre ,invited Professor Tsai Yi Feng to participate the 2017 FROM OUR EYES Rural Documentary screening and seminar.
  4. Yale University Library have collective the documentary film 「Somewhere over the rainbow」

Department of Foreign Language Instruction

Effects of Vocabulary Games on Lexical Growth and Retention of Low-Motivated EFL Learners in Taiwan

To examine the effects of a vocabulary strategy game program on compound noun learning and consolidation, a 20-hour quasi-experimental single group time-series research study was designed. A total of 79 low-motivated Taiwanese college students at the CEFR A1 (pre-basic) and A2 (basic) English proficiency levels participated in the study. Poker, Chinese chess, and gobang, along with several memorization-enhancing techniques, were utilized to facilitate vocabulary learning. Four specific research questions guided the study. The first looked independently at the effects of the invented poker, chess, and gobang games on vocabulary learning; the second at the holistic effect of the vocabulary program; the third at the effect of the game program on lexical retention one month later; and, finally, the fourth examined the effects across subgroups of different proficiency levels. Data were collected via the administration of a 174-item compound-noun test as pretest, after-poker test, after-chess test, posttest, and retention test. The data were analyzed with one-way repeated measures ANOVAs with subsequent protected t tests on top of descriptive statistics and independent-samples t tests. The results have shown that the vocabulary games, whether utilized independently or as a whole program, effectively facilitate learners’ lexical growth and retention. Pedagogical implications and suggestions for further studies are addressed.

Name: Margaret Mei-Hua Chen

Project Outcome: Patent Application No. 097101167, M368472, M368473, M375943, M375944, M375945, M406452

project status: –

GEPT Speaking Training Summer Camp Improving Taiwanese Vocational High School Students’ Speaking Skills through Communicative Teaching Approach: A Case Study in Kaohsiung Municipal San-Min Vocational High School, Taiwan

English learning has become an important part in educational environment in Taiwan. However, many Taiwanese EFL students may still fail to communicate with native speakers of English well even after learning English for a long time. Given that little has investigated the relation between CLT and both students’ learning outcomes and perceptions, this study is to investigate (1) if the use of CLT approach can significantly improve Taiwanese high school students’ English speaking competence over an intensive speaking course, and (2) learners’ perceptions about the CLT approach in general.

Name: Wan-Tsai Kung

Project Outcome: The results of this study show that CLT approach creates a learning environment which could help students to improve speaking ability in a short time. And students not only adapted to and enjoyed learning English through CLT approach but also gained confidence and made significant improvement throughout the lessons. It is suggested that Taiwanese EFL teachers apply CLT on their teaching to effectively improve Taiwanese students’ oral skill.

project status: Completed

Impacts of the Test of English Listening Comprehension (TELC) on teachers and teaching in Taiwan

High-stakes testing has frequently exerted a strong influence on teaching and learning in educational contexts. In 2012, the Ministry of Education passed legislation that made the new Test of English Listening Comprehension a requirement for the UEE. The present study investigated how far the launch of the new English listening test has impacted on English teachers and their instructional practices in senior high school.

Name: Mu-Hsuan Chou

Project Outcome: https://sfleducation.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40862-017-0028-9

project status: Published

任務支援教學法於英語動詞片語學習─以服務偏鄉學生為例(校內整合型計畫:臺灣學生的移地學習: 從學生結合教室外的親歷經驗開始)

Researchers and language teachers have become increasingly aware of the importance of multi-word items in developing fluency and sounding native-like in English. Nevertheless, understanding and using English phrasal verbs can be challenging and limiting for learners in an EFL environment; offering opportunities to maximize their use of phrasal verbs in language classroom is necessary. The present study investigates how task-supported language teaching enhances young EFL adolescents’ comprehension and production of English phrasal verbs and explores the relationship between test performance and vocabulary strategy use.

Name: Lilian Ya-Hui Chang

Project Outcome: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03004279.2019.1617328

project status: Published

Good Language Teachers: Perspectives from University Language Class Groups and Their Teachers.

National Science Grant: 105-2410-H-160 -014

Name: Chia-Yin Chen

Project Outcome: Received Grant Fund: $217,000

project status: Closed

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency U.S. Government initiative launched in 2006 to improve Americans’ ability to communicate in select critical languages, to advance international dialogue, and increase American economic global competitiveness. Many NSLI-Y alumni go on to pursue education and careers vital to U.S. national security and credit the program experience with helping them improve their academic, leadership, and cross-cultural communication skills. Students are competitively selected out of numerous applications from across the United States. While in Taiwan, the project will provide the students with formal language instruction, host family and local culture experience as part of an immersion environment.

Name: Hui-Chen Hsieh

Project Outcome: –

project status: Ongoing

Awareness, type of medium, and L2 development: Revisiting Hsieh (2008).

An investigation of the cognitive processes employed while interacting with L2 data acrooss type of medium

Name: Yun-Fang Sun

Project Outcome: The deeper L2 data are processed individually by the L2 learner, the potential for more robust internalization and retention of grammatical infromation is increased.

project status: Published

2016 Fushan Junior High School Fun in Summer Trip Industry-Academia Cooperation and Research Project

Students designed various activities as their graduation project, then applied them in their teaching during 5-day summer camp

Name: Yuhshi Lee

Project Outcome: Using activities in teaching has proven to improve students learning interests and participation.

project status: Paper presented in 2017 ACLL Conference and published in Journal of Modern Education Review

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency U.S. Government initiative launched in 2006 to improve Americans’ ability to communicate in select critical languages, to advance international dialogue, and increase American economic global competitiveness. Many NSLI-Y alumni go on to pursue education and careers vital to U.S. national security and credit the program experience with helping them improve their academic, leadership, and cross-cultural communication skills. Students are competitively selected out of numerous applications from across the United States. While in Taiwan, the project will provide the students with formal language instruction, host family and local culture experience as part of an immersion environment.

Name: Mei-Hua (Emma) Lan

Project Outcome: –

project status: Ongoing

The Effects of Reflective Teaching on an Intensive Teacher Training Program.

The preliminary case study was conducted to understand the effects of reflective teaching approach on English teachers’ teaching performances in a short-term intensive teacher training program, and to know the participating English teachers’ feedback to the program.

Name: Chen Szu-An

Project Outcome: Through several cycles of teaching demonstrations, peer-assessments, self-assessments and reflections, most teachers indicated that the reflective teaching approach was beneficial for sharpening their teaching skills, equipping them with additional teaching strategies and class management skills, and raising their awareness of the needs for examinations of their teaching reflectively in the future, and the importance of reflection of their own teaching for improvements.

project status: Published

『探討大學低成就學生使用Reading Time: A Strategic Approach to Reading in English與英語學習之關聯性』產學合作研究計畫

In Taiwanese EFL contexts textbooks play an important role in the classroom. As teachers, textbooks provide learners with a resource of L2 input either in the classroom or outside the classroom. A recently published textbook, Reading Time: A Strategic Approach to Reading in English, needs to be evaluated from the perspective of its users. The purpose of this study is to examine how student users perceive this textbook and its effect on their English learning through conducting a questionnaire survey at the research context. The questionnaire was developed by the researcher according to the aim of the study, and the quantitative data was collected from eight Level 2 English classes at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and then analyzed by using SPSS 23.0 in 2018.

Name: CHAN, Lim Ha

Project Outcome: The research findings reveal that the student participants reflected positively on this textbook and its effect of helping them learn English at Wenzao. Based on their written comments in response to three open-ended questions in the questionnaire, some suggestions on likely modifications to be done in the future have been made for textbook developers. The present study also addresses the needs of carrying out further research on the evaluation of the textbook from different perspectives.

project status: Completed

The change of conception of English-language teaching of Taiwanese EFL student-teachers after teaching practicum.

This study explored the change in English as a foreign language (EFL) student teachers’ conceptions of English language teaching (ELT) after a year-long ELT practicum. The participants were given surveys about their conceptions of ELT before and after their teaching practicum (TP).

Name: Hsin-Yun Mei

Project Outcome: Analysis of the survey data revealed four main categories of conceptions about ELT. After TP, there were substantial differences in the distributions of responses in the four main categories. The environment that an ELT practicum fosters could be the key to new insights and knowledge about English teaching.

project status: Completed

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