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Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics (LAAL) Colloquia: Dr. Elu Tu

May 29 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm  |  Virtual Event


The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics Colloquium is pleased to present:

Dr. Elu Tu
UC Santa Cruz

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Analyzing Asynchronous Online Chinese Language Learning Materials under the PICRAT Technology Integration Model

Dr. Elu Tu will present on Wednesday, May 29th at 12:45 pm via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 981 3067 3074
Passcode: 064315

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The PICRAT framework is a model designed to explore the complex relationships between instructors, students, and technology in the context of teaching practices. This framework utilizes the PIC (Passive, Integrative, Creative) and RAT (Replaces, Amplifies, Transforms) axes to illustrate the dynamics of the student-teacher-technology relationship. Specifically, the PIC axis shows how students engage with technology, while the RAT axis illustrates how instructors use technology to enhance their teaching practices. These axes are used to construct a matrix that demonstrates the nine possible combinations of teaching practices that can occur. This study collected asynchronous online Chinese language instructional videos across three proficiency levels (i.e., Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) and used content analysis to examine how the nine possibilities in teaching practices are implemented in each proficiency level under the PICRAT framework. The results demonstrated the similarities and differences between PICRAT practices at different proficiency levels. The data analysis will contribute to language instruction by providing pedagogical insights for different proficiency levels, which can enhance language teaching and learning outcomes.

Elu Tu is a Lecturer of Chinese Language in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned her Ph.D. degree in the Curriculum and Instruction Department—World Language Education program from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her research focuses on instructional technology, self-directed learning, and digital literacy.


May 29
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm