The application of multimedia strategies for learning Chinese characters

Ming Puu Chen, Hsiu Ju Chen, Yu Chu Chen

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of multimedia instructional strategies on foreign novices' learning performance and cognitive load in learning Chinese characters. Two types of multimedia strategies, including visual-cue (ViS) and voice-cue (VoS), and two types of practice, including visual-cue (ViP) and voice-cue (VoP), were employed in the experimental instruction. Participants were 109 foreign novices and were randomly assigned to one of the four experimental groups. The results showed that the VoS VoP learners performed better than their counterparts in Chinese character stroke and writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
Pages10-15
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 2011 Nov 282011 Dec 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011

Other

Other19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period11/11/2811/12/2

Keywords

  • Instructional strategy
  • Language learning
  • Multimedia learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Chen, M. P., Chen, H. J., & Chen, Y. C. (2011). The application of multimedia strategies for learning Chinese characters. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 10-15). (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011).