Humanities & Communication
This case study explores the use of WeChat’s recording tool as a solution to the challenges of teaching mixed-ability students in content courses offered in study abroad programs. The tool successfully reduced anxiety and boredom, created opportunities for students to engage in personalized learning tasks in real time, enabled instructors to provide individualized feedback, and helped course curriculums stay on track. Data was collected from an online survey, email interview, and students’ recordings of topics and instructor’s feedback. The study determined that using WeChat’s recording function to complete linguistic tasks is a useful instructional tool for a mixed-ability classes in study abroad, despite limited technical difficulties.
Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching
Technology and Chinese Language Teaching
Scholarly Commons Citation
Zhan, H., & Chen, L. (2018). Performing WeChat Recording Tasks in Mixed-Ability Study Abroad Content Courses. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1095
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