Proposal Title

E-Reading and E-Responding: Students' Perceptions of an E-Book Reading Program

Proposal Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct an E-book reading program and to investigate its dynamics by analyzing the perceptions and experiences of participating students. Sixty freshmen from an intermediate reading course at a national university in Taiwan participated in this study. The results from questionnaires and interviews indicate that this program helped English as a foreign language (EFL) readers develop reading comprehension skills and increased their level of motivation for reading English-language texts. Students showed positive attitudes toward this program's strategy tools, online discussion forum, and online journal writing mechanisms. The objective of this session is to provide attendees the opportunity not only to learn from the study I conducted, but also to participate in this E-book reading forum step by step. Attendees will learn how to select E-book reading materials aimed at students' interests, use the program's reading support functions, and monitor participating students' reading progress.

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E-Reading and E-Responding: Students' Perceptions of an E-Book Reading Program

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The purpose of this study was to construct an E-book reading program and to investigate its dynamics by analyzing the perceptions and experiences of participating students. Sixty freshmen from an intermediate reading course at a national university in Taiwan participated in this study. The results from questionnaires and interviews indicate that this program helped English as a foreign language (EFL) readers develop reading comprehension skills and increased their level of motivation for reading English-language texts. Students showed positive attitudes toward this program's strategy tools, online discussion forum, and online journal writing mechanisms. The objective of this session is to provide attendees the opportunity not only to learn from the study I conducted, but also to participate in this E-book reading forum step by step. Attendees will learn how to select E-book reading materials aimed at students' interests, use the program's reading support functions, and monitor participating students' reading progress.