Technology Development

Technology is vital to implementing the K-12 Chinese Flagship Program. Recognizing that Chinese language is entering into the mainstream of American K-12 education in the 21st Century, this program is focused on creating multi-media learning environments for learners of the Chinese language and culture. In addition to sustaining accurate and appropriate classroom student performance, the technology support for the Chinese program will include the capacity to capture instructional events at one location and share them among programs in other schools for purposes of demonstrating learner achievements and teacher training.

The ultimate goal is to create effective Chinese language programs that are distributed among many schools, permitting creators of instructional materials to continually contribute to developing increasingly rich learning environments. As our students reach higher level of abilities in Chinese, we will connect them to counterpart schools in China, permitting our students to meet and share learning opportunities with students in Chinese schools. An operational example of the classroom connectivity is the Two Cities, One Classroom International Learning developed by GKE.

The OSU Chinese Flagship Program has developed a pilot program for web-based student performance evaluation and portfolio: Advanced Language Performance Portfolio Systems (ALPPS). We are developing web-based assessment tools and language evaluation portfolios for K-12 students based on the current ALPPS. For further information about ALPPS, please contact Jun Liu (614-247-8862 or liu.510@osu.edu), Technology Specialist of the Chinese Flagship Program.

Chinese Computerized Adaptive Listening Comprehension TestThe OSU National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) produced a web-based Chinese language proficiency test system called Chinese Computerized Adaptive Listening Comprehension Test (CCALCT), developed by Chuanren Ke and Zizi Zhang. It can be used as a placement test for entering students, or as a test to measure the students’ proficiency levels. You have to request a password to use the test, and you should make the request for groups (e.g., a class or school). To request the password and for further information about CCALCT, please contact Kun Shi (shi.7@osu.edu)