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Projects

Exploring language learners' test-taking strategies for 4-option multiple-choice vs. 4-option true-false items: Evidence from eye tracking and cued retrospective reporting (2017-2018)
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: An eye-tracking research project aimed at investigating test-taking strategies used by second language (L2) learners when answering 4-option multiple-choice items and 4-option true-false items in an academic L2 listening test
Funding source: Language Learning Early Career Research Grant
Status: Awarded $9,339

Pathways to project-based language learning for STARTALK educators in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) (2017)
Role: Principal Investigator (with Hui-Ya Chuang as a co-PI)
Description: A project aimed at providing an immersive professional learning opportunity to STARTALK educators working in the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) to develop expertise in the principles and practices of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
Funding source: STARTALK 2017 World Language Support Grant from the National Security Agency (NSA)
Status: Awarded $7,000

Utilizing electroencephalography (EEG) in research on second language assessment: An exploratory study of language learners' cognitive states (2016)
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: A research project that leverages electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate L2 learners' cognitive states during computer-based L2 assessment tasks and to explore how these states relate to learners' perceptions and performance on such tasks
Funding source: Summer Research Grant from the University of Hawaii Endowment for the Humanities
Status: Awarded $3,105

Investigating test-taking processes and strategies during a computer-based Michigan English Test (MET): Evidence from eye tracking (2016)
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: An eye-tracking research project aimed at exploring test-taking strategies used by L2 learners during the completion of computer-based items adopted from the Michigan English Test (MET)
Funding source: Spaan Research Grant from Michigan Language Assessment
Status: Awarded $3,000

Development of language learner autonomy in adaptive learning systems (2015)
Role: Principal Investigator (with Adolfo Carrillo Cabello as a co-PI)
Description: A research project aimed at investigating affordances and constraints offered by adaptive learning systems (ALS) for the development of L2 learner autonomy

Evaluating blended language learning in the English Language Institute (2015)
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: A research project that uses an argument-based approach to conduct a meso-level evaluation of blended learning in the English Language Institute (ELI) at UHM.