Learning to learn collaboratively on Facebook - A pilot study

Sarah Hsueh Jui Liu, Yu Ju Lan

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Abstract

This study aims to examine negotiated interaction amongst English-as-aforeign-language undergraduates in a real time text-based environment. It looks at the interactional patterns of negotiation on Facebook between dyads of learners and native speakers of English. Overall, all dyads tended to negotiate meaning rather than form, as numerous errors (e.g., morphosyntactic errors) were not repaired during the tasks. The learners were found to employ a number of interactional strategies for communication breakdowns, e.g., clarification request and comprehension check. In addition, the results derived from the interview data reveal that all learners had a positive perception of working with others on Facebook, e.g., increasing motivation and engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsThepchai Supnithi, Siu Cheung Kong, Ying-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Akihiro Kashihara
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages664-669
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801427
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

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Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Language related episodes
  • Synchronous text-based CMC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Liu, S. H. J., & Lan, Y. J. (2014). Learning to learn collaboratively on Facebook - A pilot study. In T. Supnithi, S. C. Kong, Y-T. Wu, T. Kojiri, C-C. Liu, H. Ogata, & A. Kashihara (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 664-669). (Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.