Mei-Rong Alice Chen

Mei-Rong Alice Chen
Soochow University, Taiwan · Department of English Language and Literature

Doctor of Philosophy

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Dr. Mei-Rong Alice Chen's current research interests focus on technology-enhanced language learning (TELL), learning technologies, flipped learning, and computer-assisted language learning (CALL), learning analytics, innovative pedagogy design. Her preferred methods and techniques are quasi-experimental designs using quantitative methods. She is working on the use of Artificial Intelligence, Chatbot, SVVR, and other technologies in EFL education.

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Open book exams (OBE) have been a mandated part of each course structure at some universities. Also during the COVID19 emergency remote teaching situation, OBE would be an option for many instructors over a proctored examination. In this study we investigate a Critical Analysis of Literature and Cinema course which had offered open book exam compon...
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This study investigates learner’s reading behaviors in a critical reading task in humanities course using learning analytics techniques. A Critical Analysis of Literature and Cinema course was selected as a context. The course activities evolved over 10 years, and for this instance, some face-to-face classroom critical reading activities were migra...
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This study explores the roles and research foci of AILEd (Artificial Intelligence in Language Education). The AILEd studies published from 1990 to 2020 in the WOS (Web of Science) database were included in the present study. Based on the well-recognized Technology-based Learning Review model, several dimensions, such as research methods, research s...
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Self-directed learning (SDL) ability, its usefulness in higher education and life-long learning have been highlighted in previous literature. However, there has been much less understanding of the effects of SDL ability in the school settings, specifically the effects on learners’ SDL behaviors and processes. To address this limitation, this study...
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Learning a new language is a major challenge faced by many forced migrants. Current vocabulary learning curricula are not adapted to the migrants’ needs, which makes the learning process even more challenging. Today, the widespread use of smartphones among forced migrants provides us with new opportunities to collect and recommend the vocabulary th...
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Self-directed learning (SDL) ability, its usefulness in higher education, and life-long learning have been highlighted in previous literature. However, understanding the effects of SDL ability in the school settings, specifically how it affects learners' affective and behavioral outcomes, remains missing and calls for further investigation. Given t...
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This study aims to identify the bibliometric outcomes of articles and research trends in specific areas. This study revealed research on the use of e-books for EFL education published in selected journals of the Web of Science from 2011 to 2020, and discusses the trends of the top-cited countries, journals, the most used keywords, and the popular s...
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We aim to identify the engagement strategies that higher education students, engaging in emergency online learning in low-resource settings, perceive to be effective. We conducted a sequential mixed-methods study based on Moore’s interaction framework for distance education. We administered a questionnaire to 313 students engaging in emergency onli...
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Digitized learning materials are a core part of modern education and analysis of the use can offer insight into the learning behavior of high and low performing students. The topic of predicting student characteristics has gained a lot of attention in recent years, with applications ranging from affect to performance and at-risk student prediction....
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In this study, approximately 2 million click-stream data of 1346 students in the eBook platform were analyzed aiming to explore the temporal study patterns of the students followed during the lectures. The data used in the study collected from Kyushu University, Japan with the help of a digital textbook reader called BookRoll. Students used BookRol...
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This study investigated differences in university students’ academic reading comprehension performance, reading strategy use, and perception of the effects of two textbook mediums. Eighty-one students participated in this study. Two textbook formats, hard copies and soft copies of the same textbook were used. A mixed-method research design was used...
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o promote internationalization, textbooks written in English are commonly used in higher education. This study aimed to investigate the effects of domain-related terminology lists on university students of different academic majors by using statistical measures to facilitate academic reading. This study also explored which language support, L1 or L...
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Reading academic textbooks in English has been an uneasy task for non-native English students. In addition, e-books are gradually popular across educational contexts. Previous studies indicated that students generally could not comprehend texts well on screen, so this study proposed a topic-scanning guiding mechanism with e-books to support EFL stu...
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Although flipped learning has been recognized as being a potential approach enabling students to learn at their own pace before the class and facilitating in-depth peer-to-peer and student-to-teacher interactions in the class, it remains a challenge to promote students’ active learning in the before-class stage, which could significantly affect the...
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In this paper, we aim to explore students' study approaches (e.g., deep, strategic, surface) from the logs collected by an electronic textbook (eBook) system. Data was collected from 89 students related to their reading activities both in and out of the class in a Freshman English course. Students are given a task to study reading materials through...
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English speaking is a challenging learning objective for EFL (English as Foreign Language) learners owing to the lack of practicing environments. In this study, Interactive Spherical Video-based Virtual Reality (ISVVR) was adopted as the learning mode to provide realistic sociocultural contexts for English speaking. In addition, an experiment was c...
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Learning English as a foreign language is a core part of K-12 education for many countries in which English is not the main spoken language, and especially in Asia. One of the fundamental tasks that students encounter is to learn vocabulary that is a part of the assigned curriculum. These are often sourced from reference materials or assigned vocab...
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E-books are becoming a popular medium for delivering learning materials in the globe. The gap between e-books and pedagogical practices has been highlighted since teachers do not generally integrate the e-book tool into their instruction in a way that facilitates student learning. In particular, new pedagogies in language teaching and learning tend...
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Abstract A growing number of language learners use ubiquitous language learning applications to learn anytime and anywhere. Learners translate and learn isolated words inspired by their activities and surroundings. However, isolated words may have several meanings that change depending on the context. Since learners don’t have the opportunity to in...
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The present study explored the impact of concept mapping‐based flipped learning as a listening‐speaking strategy on learning achievement, English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ critical thinking awareness and EFL speaking anxiety. The study utilized a pretest/posttest control and a quasi‐experimental design. Seventy‐two EFL learners were ass...
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Reading academic textbooks in English has been an uneasy task for non-native English students. In addition, e-books are gradually popular across educational contexts. Previous studies indicated that students generally could not comprehend texts well on screen, so this study proposed a topic-scanning guiding mechanism with e-books to support EFL stu...
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Sketch Engine (SkE) is a corpus query tool which accesses large linguistic corpora in a number of languages. It has already been used productively in lexicographical applications, but not extensively in second language learning. We are interested in evaluating the utility of SkE as a language learning tool, presenting experiments we conducted using...
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The capability of reading comprehension is one of the essential skills for learning different topics, and has been recognized as a challenging objective in the Chinese curriculum. In this study, a concept mapping‐based summarization strategy was incorporated into flipped learning to improve students’ reading comprehension. The participants of the s...
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Online video advertising using the English language is a trend in international marketing. While previous studies have pointed out that individuals’ motivational orientation in the context of advertising plays a key role in ad preference and effectiveness, few studies have been carried out to investigate the effect of online English advertising on...
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Taiwan can be discovered as a multicultural nation with huge tourism potential and a large variety of characteristic features. Local government of each region has strived for the opportunity to promote and organize events or celebrations in its urban district. Take the Taipei government as an example, there were a series of activities to promote an...

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Providing methods to support the creation and design of informal vocabulary learning tools based on the personal characteristics of the learner.