Using Multimedia Technology to Teach Modern Greek Language Online in China: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation

(Sally) Xiaoyin Huang [xiaoyinh@sfu.ca], Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University
Costa Dedegikas [cdedegik@sfu.ca], Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University
Jan Walls [jwalls@sfu.ca], Professor Emeritus, Humanities Department,
Simon Fraser University [http://www.sfu.ca].
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B. C, Canada.

Abstract

This article reviews the process of design, development, and implementation of the Modern Greek online courses (Chinese version) in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in collaboration with Chinese university partners. The purpose of this study is (a) to explore the effectiveness of the course design, and (b) to reveal the challenges to popularizing these courses in more Chinese universities. The findings from our survey of students in Beijing Language and Culture University show that the multimedia technology combined with appropriate instructional design can create a good learning environment that leads to effective language learning. Meanwhile, challenges have been revealed during the implementation that calls for future study. Other future research issues on learning the Greek language in China are also discussed.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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