Construction of Seamless English Language Learning Cyberspace via Interactive Text Messaging Tool
Keywordsseamless English language learning
online learning community
Growing-up QQ Group
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AbstractThe widespread network information technology represented by Blog, QQ software, mobile devices provides opportunities for the innovation of technology-enhanced learning. On the basis of the theories of seamless English language learning, immediacy behaviours, and online learning community, the author constructs an English QQ Group with the name Growing-up among her students and other learning assistants in order to create a seamless online learning community featured by the combination of knowledge and entertainment via English medium. The paper depicts the process of its creation and operation, inclusive of the preparatory questionnaire, the establishment and adjustment of group regulations, and its routine activities. Along the way, the paper stresses the organization of this community, the main tasks of the QQ group leader, and the appropriate evaluation system as well. To the end, the author puts forward the positive effects, the existing problems, and future plan of the Growing-up, proposing some recommendations for its further improvement.