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The Effects of Peer Interaction-Based Learning Community Through Facebook on Students’ English Learning Attitude and Motivation

  • I-Ting WangEmail author
  • Yi-Tung Lin
  • I-Ying Tsai
  • Kuei-Chih Chuang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate how teaching integrated with Internet multimedia affects college students’ English learning attitude and motivation in EFL classrooms. Of particular interest to this study is the use of social network Facebook to engage students in the process of language learning. Peer Interaction-Based Learning Community through Facebook (PIBLCF) was developed in the study to assist learners of English as a foreign language. The usage of PIBLCF provides learners with opportunities to develop a sense of group, and maintain the idea of a community as a unit that can interact and learn collaboratively. The results of this study indicate that PIBLCF can help students improve English learning performance and elevate students’ English learning attitude and motivation as well. Students in this study highly valued PIBLCF as a helpful learning method allowing them to have more opportunity and less pressure to interact with peers in group work online.

Keywords

English as a foreign language Peer interaction-based learning community through Facebook Learning attitude and motivation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I-Ting Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi-Tung Lin
    • 1
  • I-Ying Tsai
    • 2
  • Kuei-Chih Chuang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinTaiwan
  2. 2.National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and TourismKaohsiungTaiwan

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