Impacts of Microsoft Pinyin Input Software on CFL Essay Writing: A Pilot Study
Available Online June 2014.
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- software, pinyin input method, computer assisted learning, writing assessment
- Collecting data based on experiment, questionnaire, and interview, this study compared Chinese as a foreign language (henceforth, CFL) learners’ attitude to, experience about, and scores on handwritten and computer-processed compositions. It was found that the majority of the subjects considered composition via handwriting and MS pinyin input software as different processes, had higher self efficacy on computer-delivered writing, performed significantly better when writing through word processor than using paper-and-pencil. Moreover, inter-rater reliability was found to be higher for compositions done on computer than on paper. Based on such evidence, the authors called for word-processor with pinyin input softwre rather than pencil-and-paper as writing tool for high-stake and/or large scale CFL writing assessment.
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TY - CONF AU - Yu Zhu PY - 2014/06 DA - 2014/06 TI - Impacts of Microsoft Pinyin Input Software on CFL Essay Writing: A Pilot Study BT - 2014 International Conference on Education, Management and Computing Technology (ICEMCT-14) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemct-14.2014.103 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemct-14.2014.103 ID - Zhu2014/06 ER -