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ID : 314
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Title : Digital-Reading Challenges Faced by English Majors in Vietnamese Universities
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Digital reading has become increasingly prevalent in tertiary-level EFL settings.To prepare EFL learners to read digital texts effectively for university coursework, it is important for stakeholders to understand the digital-reading challenges that learners currently face. Despite a body of research on digital literacy, little has been done in the context of Vietnamese university programs. This gap led us to explore Vietnamese university English majors’ (a) uses of print and online resources and (b) their reading habits. 

After devising and piloting an online survey (following Dobler & Eagleton, 2015), the survey was sent to a representative sampling of English Departments at public universities across Vietnam.  A total of 836 students, from 17 Vietnamese universities, completed the survey. Study findings provide an initial snapshot of the challenges Vietnamese EFL university students encounter when reading digitally, including their limited online information-search skills, their lack of confidence in achieving reading comprehension with e-materials, and unbalanced reading requirements in their academic programs. Study findings can (a) inform classroom emphases, materials development, curricula, and policy with regard to print and digital reading instruction in EFL language courses and English-medium content classes in Vietnam and (b) suggest ways to train lecturers and students in digital literacy.

Keywords : digital reading literacy
Conference theme : E-learning, collaborative learning and blended learning
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Main presenter : Dr. Thi Huynh Loc Nguyen
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Affiliation : The University of Foreign Language Studies (Da Nang, Vietnam)
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Biography :

Nguyen Thi Huynh Loc is a Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Foreign Language Studies--University of Da Nang. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Dr. Fredricka Stoller (Northern Arizona University (USA))
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Date added : Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 5:04 PM [JST]
Date modified : Saturday, 27 July 2019, 8:11 PM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 224-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 11: 30 - 11: 55
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B103
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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