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Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools

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The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with instructors allows for a thorough, more valuable educational experience. Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools addresses the concerns associated with the use of computer-based systems in teaching English as a foreign language, proving the effectiveness and efficiency of technological integration in modern classrooms. Highlighting cases based on current practices in four diverse schools, this book is a vital reference source for practitioners and researchers interested in the educational benefits of educational technologies in language acquisition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK
    3. OVERALL OBJECTIVES AND MISSION OF THE BOOK
    4. SCHOLARLY VALUE AND CONTRIBUTION
    5. POTENTIAL USERS AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
    6. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    7. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Information and Communication Technology and Language Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
    3. LANGUAGE EDUCATION
    4. STANDALONE SOFTWARE AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION
    5. INTERNET AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION
    6. INTELLIGENT COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING
    7. LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND INFORMATION LITERACY
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Theories and Literatures for Technology-Enhanced Language Instruction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INSTRUCTIONAL THEORIES
    3. BLENDED LEARNING
    4. THE EMPIRIAL STUDIES ON COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING
    5. THE EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGH SCHOOLS
    6. TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING
    7. COMPUTER ASSISTED VOCABULARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
    8. INSTANT LEARNER RESPONSE SYSTEM
    9. SUMMARIZATION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: The Web-Based Intelligent English Instruction System CSIEC
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIALOGUE SIMULATION
    4. VOCABULARY MASTERY
    5. LISTENING
    6. READING COMPREHENSION
    7. GRAMMAR
    8. READING ALOUD
    9. INDIVIDUAL LEARNER PORTFOLIOS
    10. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
    11. THE TEACHER’S MANAGEMENT FUNCTION
    12. FEEDBACK
    13. EXTENDING THE CLIENT TERMINAL FROM PC TO TABLET PC
    14. STANDALONE VOCABULARY LEARNING SYSTEM FOR WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM
    15. SUMMARIZATION
    16. REFERENCES
    17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: The Design and Implementation of English Instruction in Four High Schools with CSIEC System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FOUR PROJECT SCHOOLS
    4. THE MEETING BEFORE THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
    5. SYSTEM DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, AND TEST
    6. THE PROCESS OF CSIEC’S INTEGRATION INTO ENGLISH CLASSES
    7. PHASE MEETINGS
    8. SUMMARIZATION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: The Analysis of Examination Scores
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXAMINATION SCORES IN FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS
    4. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: The Analysis of Student Survey and Interview Results
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FIRST TERM OF GRADE THREE, J. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM SEPTEMBER 2010 TO JANUARY 2011
    4. THE SCHOOL YEAR OF GRADE ONE IN J. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM SEPTEMBER 2011 TO JUNE 2012
    5. THE SCHOOL YEAR IN GRADE ONE, H. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM OCTOBER 2010 TO JULY 2011
    6. THE SECOND TERM OF GRADE ONE, H. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM FEBRUARY 2011 TO JULY 2011
    7. GRADE TWO, B. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM OCTOBER 2011 TO JULY 2012
    8. THE COMPARISON OF PART ANSWERS FROM SURVEY RESULTS IN GRADE TWO, B. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND GRADE ONE, J. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, IN JANUARY 2012
    9. SUMMARIZATION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Students' Learning Styles and Learning Effects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. GRADE ONE, J. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, IN SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012
    5. GRADE ONE, H. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM OCTOBER 2010 TO JULY 2011
    6. SECOND TERM IN GRADE TWO, H. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM FEBRUARY TO JULY 2012
    7. SECOND TERM OF GRADE ONE AND FIRST TERM OF GRADE TWO, H. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM FEBRUARY 2011 TO JANUARY 2012
    8. GRADE TWO, B. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FROM OCTOBER 2011 TO JULY 2012
    9. COMPARISON OF LEARNING STYLE VALUES OF ALL EXPERIMENT CLASSES
    10. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Digital Classrooms Equipped with Tablet Computers as the Students' Learning Companions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TABLET COMPUTERS
    3. TRADITIONAL SCHOOLBAG AND CLASSROOM
    4. ELECTRONIC BOOKS, SCHOOLBAG AND LEARNING COMPANION
    5. THE TABLET COMPUTER AS ELECTRONIC LEARNING COMPANION USED IN TRADITIONAL CLASSROOMS
    6. CONCERN ABOUT ELECTRONIC SCHOOLBAG IN CHINA
    7. THE DESIGN OF ENGLISH INSTRUCTION WITH TABLET COMPUTERS FOR EVERY STUDENT
    8. AN EXPERIMENT CLASS WITH TABLET COMPUTER IN ENGLISH SUBJECT
    9. THE ADVANTAGE OF DIGITAL CLASSROOM EQUIPPED WITH TABLET COMPUTER AS ELECTRONIC LEARNING COMPANION
    10. SUMMARIZATION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: The Cost-Effect Analysis of Integration of CSIEC System into English Instruction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
    5. EFFICIENCY OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
    6. EDUCATIONAL EFFICIENCY FORMULA EXEMPLIFIED BY THE BLENDED LEARNING WITH CSIEC SYSTEM
    7. COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF CSIEC AND INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Conclusion and Discussion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CSIEC SYSTEM’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ LEARNING PERFORMANCE
    3. THE PROJECT’S IMPACT ON TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    4. COST-EFFECTIVENESS
    5. SCHOLARLY VALUES
    6. PRACTICAL IMPLICATION
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. PROBLEMS AND FUTURE WORK
    9. POLICY RECOMMENDATION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author