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    Title: Correlations among Reading Attitudes, Perception of Social Presence and Reading Performance in an EFL Online Reading Club
    Authors: 邱文芝
    Keywords: online reading clubs;reading attitudes;social presence;reading performance
    Date: 2011-06
    Issue Date: 2012-09-12 07:54:44 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: With the development of asynchronous communication without time and geographic constraints, reading clubs which help broaden students’ reading perspectives have been applied recently. A lot of studies have confirmed the sustained and supportive atmosphere of on-line reading clubs (OLRCs) in improving the readers’ reading performance and reading attitudes (Casey, 2008; Hsu, 2002, Raphael & McMahon, 1994). However, an OLRC, as an online learning community, requires its members to be engaged in active discussion and interaction to promote positive learning experiences. Conventionally, social presence refers to the degree of awareness of another person in an interaction and the following appreciation of an interpersonal relationship, is the necessary element to enhance and foster online interaction, which results in a positive impact on cognitive and affective learning. In the present study, the researcher set up an OLRC in a supplementary reading project for 103 EFL freshmen from two universities of technology in Southern Taiwan. In a 13-week OLRC project, the researcher explored the correlations among the participants’ English reading attitudes, perception of social presence and their reading performance. The results indicated that the participants improved their English reading performance and reading attitudes after the EFL online reading club project. While reading attitudes significantly predicated the reading performance in the reading comprehension test scores, reading attitudes were not significantly related to the reading performance in their reading reflections in terms of the themes discussed. Although perception of social presence did not significantly predicated reading performance in the reading comprehension test scores, it was a significant predictor of the participants’ reading reflections in terms of productivity.
    Relation: 和春技術學院應用外語學報, 5, 19-36
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