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Volume 15 Number 1, 2024
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Ji, J., & & Lin, C. (2024). Use of Asynchronous Online Discussion in an Online Chinese Heritage Language Course. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 15(1), 82-102.
[季晶晶, & 林川. (2024). 异步在线讨论在一华裔线上中文课程中的应用. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 15(1), 82-102.]

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With the increasing use of online teaching in schools, asynchronous online discussion (AOD) is becoming a common tool to facilitate interactions in online courses. However, very few studies explored using AOD in the context of Chinese language learning, including learning Chinese as a heritage language. To fill the gap, this article delineates the implementation and implications of AOD in an online Chinese heritage language course. A social learning platform named Yellowdig was adopted to conduct AOD, with two primary goals: community building and resource sharing. Students’ reflections and feedback confirmed its social and educational benefits and indicated the promising utilization of AOD in other Chinese language courses of both in-person and online modes.


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