Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems Engineering (CASE-13)

Can Instant Messaging Platform QQ Help Solving the Deficiency of EFL Learners' Critical Literacy in China?

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Quanyou Ruan
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Available Online August 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/case-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
instant messaging platform, QQ, critical literacy, implications for Software engineering
Abstract
This study is designed as a qualitative case study to explore the application of the instant messaging platform QQ in an EFL class in China, aiming at promoting learners’ critical literacy. After analyzing the data collected in observation, surveys and interviews, this study finds that QQ can serve for building a learning environment that encourages deep content-based discussions in critical literacy activities. The author also presents some suggestions for future educational research and practice, as well as the implications for software engineering.
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Proceedings
Third International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems Engineering (CASE-13)
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
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978-90786-77-81-9
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/case-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
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