Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 4, No 1 (2012)

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The influence of an online virtual situated environment on a Chinese learning community

Joni Tzuchen Tang, Yu-Ju Lan, Kuo-En Chang


This study used an online virtual environment to create and develop a Chinese learning community. The purposes of research were (1) to enhance the Chinese learners’ oral Chinese communication skills and (2) to change the community members’ Chinese speaking and teaching behavior. This is an action research. The research tried to create a community in a virtual environment. The research results showed that (1) a virtual community can enhance learner’s Chinese competence, and (2) future Chinese teachers’ instructional and leading skills can be developed in a virtual community situation.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
ISSN 2073-7904


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