Effects of facebook tutoring on learning english as a second language

Albert C. Wang, Cheng Ping Chen

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Social media use has become increasingly embedded in everyday life. Among various social media, Facebook is a highly interactive virtual social communication tool and it has become increasingly popular on college campuses. Research results have indicated that Facebook could be an effective platform for informal learning. However, most of current studies in the educational use of social media seem to pay more attention on college students or adults. This study, however, explored the effects of Facebook tutoring on learning English as a second language for children. 60 elementary students from a supplementary English tutoring program were evenly divided into Facebook tutoring group and traditional classroom teaching group. Instructional strategies of communication, collaboration, and information sharing were given to both groups. The results indicated that children participated the Facebook tutoring generally exhibited a positive attitude toward this new type of learning experience. The learning achievement for the Facebook group was also significantly higher than the traditional classroom group. It is concluded that providing with proper strategies, both student's learning attitude and learning achievement were positively affected by the Facebook tutoring.

原文英語
主出版物標題Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013
頁面135-142
頁數8
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013 十月 25
事件International Conference e-Learning 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013 - , 捷克共和国
持續時間: 2013 七月 232013 七月 26

出版系列

名字Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013

其他

其他International Conference e-Learning 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013
國家捷克共和国
期間13/7/2313/7/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Respiratory Care

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    Wang, A. C., & Chen, C. P. (2013). Effects of facebook tutoring on learning english as a second language. 於 Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013 (頁 135-142). (Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013).