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ERIC Number: EJ1013962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Training L2 Learners to Use Facebook Appropriately and Effectively
Prichard, Caleb
CALICO Journal, v30 n2 p204-225 May 2013
Recognizing how essential communication technologies have become to language learners, the TESOL Technology Standards Task Force set three goals for learners (Healey et al., 2011): 1) demonstrating skills in technology for a multilingual world, 2) using technology appropriately and ethically, and 3) using and evaluating technology for language learning. Nevertheless, despite the fact that social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook (FB), are perhaps the most frequently used communication technology, few, if any, studies have specified effective SNS L2 use as a learning objective. This paper aims to show how training L2 learners to use FB effectively can potentially help learners reach the three goals set by the Technology Standards Task Force. The article first examines previous studies on SNS usage among L2 learners before describing the author's action research study on the use of FB in a CALL-based English course at a Japanese university. (Contains 12 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A