Computer-assisted character learning using animation and visual chunking

Yi Xu*, Li Yun Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter examines the effects of computerized stroke order animation and visual chunking on character recognition and production. Through two experiments, the authors found that both computer-assisted presentation methods were effective, and their impact was comparable to or surpassed the traditional way of character learning through reading and writing. Specifically, animation was comparable to writing and more effective than reading in facilitating form recognition. Visual chunking produced better results in character production than writing when characters were presented in radical-based groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging Language Learners through Technology Integration
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Applications, and Outcomes
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781466661752
ISBN (Print)1466661747, 9781466661745
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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