The UBC Korean Reader: Collaborative and Contextual Learning in UBC’s Korean Language Programme

TitleThe UBC Korean Reader: Collaborative and Contextual Learning in UBC’s Korean Language Programme
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleNew Web-based Platforms for Collaborative and Contextual Learning in UBC’s Korean Language Programme
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorRoss King
Year 1: Funded Amount22,400
Year 1: Team Members

Ross King, Head / Professor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Insun Lee, Senior Instructor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Eurie Shin, Lecturer, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Dawn D. Kim, Graduate Student, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: Summary

Building on work funded more than a decade ago by both UBC’s TLEF and the Korea Foundation, this new project seeks to further enhance the learning experience for UBC students in all levels of the Korean language program. We seek to expand on the ‘learner-centred’ tools created previously to create new tools for contextual learning and online student collaboration. In order to facilitate the creation of blended classrooms in which students are engaged outside of the class just as much as they are in class, this project utilizes interactive tools such as LingQ and CLAS.

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project TitleThe UBC Korean Reader: Collaborative and Contextual Learning in UBC’s Korean Language Programme
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorRoss King
Year 2: Funded Amount20,490
Year 2: Team Members

Ross King, Head / Professor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Dawn D. Kim, Graduate Student, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Summary

The UBC Korean Reader Project builds upon the TLEF-funded New Web-based Platforms for Collaborative and Contextual Learning in UBC’s Korean Language Programme Project (TLEF 2017-2018) to further enhance the learning experience for UBC students in the Korean language program. Upon building, researching and testing learner-centered tools in the last project, the UBC Korean Reader, a web-based translation/reading platform, was developed by a former Korean language student and Cognitive Systems major. This project seeks to further develop, assess and evaluate the UBC Korean Reader to facilitate blended classrooms for upper-level Korean language courses, while also creating distance education sections for KORN 410A and KORN 410B. The project seeks to expand upon the assessment of the UBC Korean Reader and implement the platform to other Korean language courses so that students may be exposed to guided reading of authentic Korean texts.

Year 2: TLEF ShowcaseYear 2: TLEF Showcase