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ERIC Number: EJ1107910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
A Case Study of Using Facebook in an EFL English Writing Class: The Perspective of a Writing Teacher
Yu, Li-Tang
JALT CALL Journal, v10 n3 p189-202 2014
The purpose of this study was to address a writing teacher's perspective about integrating Facebook, a social networking site, into a university-level English writing course in Taiwan. Data, including interviews with the teacher and class postings on Facebook, were analyzed inductively, qualitatively, and interpretively, resulting in three emerging themes about the Facebook usage: students' participation, the connection between class and Facebook discussion, and the affordance of Facebook. Each theme's underlying properties were identified. This study provides language instructors with insights into the adoption of Facebook in an EFL context and supports them to better design tasks on Facebook.
JALT CALL SIG. 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050, Japan. e-mail: journal!jaltcall.org; Web site: http://journal.jaltcall.org
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: Taiwan