Potential of using computer-mediated-communication tools for after-school learning

Tak Lam WONG, Siu Cheung KONG, Aihua WANG

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Abstract

The paper explored the potential for after-school learning using compute-mediated-communication (CMC) tools. A survey involving 284 high school students were conducted to study the usage of CMC tools, the motives of using CMC tools and the relationship between self-esteem. The findings showed that students had the ability and motivation to exploit CMC tools for after-school learning. Beside, the motives of using CMC are closely related to self-esteem of students. Teachers are recommended to provide more guidance and encouragement to these students for learning via CMC tools. Copyright © 2011 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education: ICCE 2011
EditorsFu-Yun YU, Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Thepchai SUPNITHI, Gautum BISWAS
Place of PublicationThailand
PublisherNational Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Pages707-711
ISBN (Print)9786161201883
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Citation

Wong, T.-L., Kong, S. C., & Wang, A. (2011). Potential of using computer-mediated-communication tools for after-school learning. In F.-Y. Yu, T. Hirashima, T. Supnithi, & G. Biswas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education: ICCE 2011 (pp. 707-711). Thailand: National Electronics and Computer Technology Center.

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated-communication
  • After-school learning
  • Motives of CMC