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Volume 10 Number 1, 2019
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Tseng, M., Gao, Y., & Cai, L. (2019). Enhancing Interaction through the Effective Incorporation of Technology Tools for a Virtual Chinese Language Classroom. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 10(1), 91-113.
[曾妙芬, 高燕, & 蔡罗一. (2019). 中文线上课堂有效结合科技工具以强化互动之报告. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 10(1), 91-113.]

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This paper reports on the effective incorporation of online technology tools in the University of Virginia’s STARTALK Chinese Student Program. These tools contributed most importantly to the interactive component of online Chinese language classrooms, which can otherwise be absent or minimal. In 2018 the Virginia STARTALK program created a streamlined online learning process, organically strengthened by the combination of the online platform ZOOM and the teaching interactive software Nearpod, whose features include annotation, real-time testing, and online synchronization cooperation. These classroom activities were designed to fulfill specific learning objectives, achieve optimal language output, and enhance student learning efficiency and engagement. The application of technology tools has effectively strengthened online interactions between instructor and learners, thereby promoting more effective language learning and improving student satisfaction with the course.


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