Department of Second Language Studies
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Moore Hall, Rm 401
1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Tel: 808.935.0279 FAX: 808.956.2802
B.A.1995, English Education, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
M.A. 1997, Applied Linguistics, Jilin University, Changchun, China.
M.A. 1998, Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Great Falls
Ph. D., 2006, Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
Dongping Zheng is an associate professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She studies languaging process in technology-supported environments. She researches the affordances of virtual worlds, video games and mobile devices for 5E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, extended, ecological), cross-cultural communication and education. She is also interested in oriental philosophy, namely Confucianist, Daoist/Taoist and Buddhist traditions. Her recent work has been focusing on finding common ground between these correlative cosmological perspectives and cognitive approaches to build a culturally balanced research and education model. Her current project is in collaboration with VISLAB at the Chinese Academy of Forestry, creating a wild panda reserve in virtual reality. Backgrounding the harmonious unity of nature and humanity, with mindfulness leveraging VR and AI features, the virtual reserve may play a key role, along with artifacts in the larger ecosystem, to cultivate environmental awareness and new languaging habits.
Zheng, D., Hu, Y. & Banov, I. (in press). A Multiscalar Coordination of Languaging: Harmonizing styles across classroom and virtual-environment ecosystems. Chinese Semiotic Studies, (15)4.
Liu, X., Zheng, D., & Chen, Y. (2019). Latent classes of smartphone dictionary users among Chinese EFL learners: A mixed-method inquiry into motivation for mobile assisted language learning. International Journal of Lexicography, 1-24. doi:10.1093/ijl/ecy019
Zheng, D., Liu, Y., Lambert, A., Lu, A., Tomei, D., & Holden, D. (2018). An ecological community becoming: Language learning as first-order experiencing with place and mobile technologies. Linguistics and Education. DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2017.10.004
Lai, C., & Zheng, D. (2017). Self-directed use of mobile devices for language learning beyond the classroom. ReCALL, 1-20. doi:10.1017/S0958344017000258
Zheng, D., Schmidt, M., Hu, Y., Liu, M., & Hsu, J. (2017). Eco-dialogical learning and translanguaging in open-ended 3D virtual learning environments: Where place, time, and objects matter. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 33(5), 107-122. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.2909
Zheng, D., Dai, Y., & Liu, Y., (2017). Place, Identity and Becomings with Mobile Technologies: Feminist and Chinese Philosophies. A special issue on Place by Springer Journal, International Communication of Chinese Culture, 2017:3.
Zheng, D., & Newgarden, K., (2017). Ecological, Dialogical and Distributed Language Approaches to Online Games and Virtual Environments. In S.Thorne and S. May (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 3rd Edition, Vol. 9: Language, Education and Technology. Springer.
Newgarden, K., & Zheng, D. (2016) Recurrent languaging activities in World of Warcraft: Skilled linguistic action meets the Common European Framework of Reference, ReCALL, 28(3), 274-304.