SUGAI Hideaki The National Institute for Japanese Language, Department of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Researcher, 研究員 (10332131)
UEKI Masahiro The National Institute for Japanese Language, Department of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Researcher, 研究員 (20332132)
柏崎 秀子 東京工業大学, 留学生センター, 助教授 (30221873)
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¥3,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,600,000)
The purpose of this research was the empirical examination of the possibilities and effects of educational practices through the Internet and multimedia on learning Japanese as a second language. Recently, in the field of teaching Japanese as a second language, effective and efficient educational practices are expected to be conducted through the use of the Internet and multimedia. However, few previous studies have empirically investigated the effects and efficiency of educational practices using the Internet and multimedia. This study not only explored what kinds of educational practices for learning Japanese as a second language can be realized through retrieval, integration, and sending of information, along with communication through the Internet and multimedia, it also empirically examined what educational effects are producible using it.
The activities of this research project were the following :
(1) This study explored the use of different communication tools, such as electric b
ulletin boards, mailing-lists, and online conferences, for linkage with educational purposes and curricula, along with realization of educational practices using such different communication tools in classes of Japanese as a second language at different colleges in different countries in the world. To solve these problems, this study longitudinally recorded and analyzed classroom activities and interactions on the Internet.
(2) This study conducted experiments to clarify how communications using the Internet can affect Japanese learners' spelling, syntax, grammar, discourse structure, discourse style, and communication processes. Thereby, the study examined the effects of educational practices through the Internet for learning Japanese as a second language
(3) This study developed a multimedia support system for learning Japanese as a second language. The study investigated the effects that can be produced on learning through the use of the system in a classroom and on the Internet.
(4) Based upon these studies' results, the possibilities were examined of creating new learning materials and curricula in addition to methods of using the Internet and multimedia for learning Japanese as a second language.
(5) Members of this research projects presented research results in published papers, at conferences, and at meetings. Less