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Computer-Supported Collaborative Chinese Second Language Learning

Beyond Brainstorming


Part of the Chinese Language Learning Sciences book series (CLLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Yun Wen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Computer-Supported Collaborative L2 Learning

  4. A Case Study of Networked Chinese Second Language Classroom

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book


This book explores the implementation of an online representational tool, GroupScribbles, in Chinese-as-a-second-language classrooms from primary school to secondary school. It demonstrates the effectiveness of combining online representational tools with face-to-face classroom learning, and provides a workable approach to analysing interactions interweaving social and cognitive dimensions, which take place in the networked classroom. A series of suggestions regarding networked second language learning will help educators effectively implement information and communication technology tools in the classroom.


Computer-supported collaborative learning Chinese as a second language classroom interactions Activity design and enactment Collaborative writing Chinese language education Information and Communication Technologies Representational Tools

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Dr. Wen Yun is an Assistant Professor with the Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests include technology-enhanced language learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, teaching Chinese as a second language, learning design, and learning analytics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computer-Supported Collaborative Chinese Second Language Learning
  • Book Subtitle Beyond Brainstorming
  • Authors Yun Wen
  • Series Title Chinese Language Learning Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Chinese Language Learning Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-0270-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-0273-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-0271-2
  • Series ISSN 2520-1719
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1727
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 175
  • Number of Illustrations 96 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Educational Technology
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