Thesis Writing & Publishing I-- Seminar--Allen's Presentation (12-29-2010)
by 徐碧霙 2010-12-29 09:26:50, Reply(17), Views(1412)






The handout is not clear.


How could the participants learn on FB? What is the base of learning on FB?

Comments for Allen’s Presentation


lWow! You look so handsome today J

lTopic was very interesting

lPowerPoint design quite professional

l Used lots of pictures and symbols to represent words, like slide 4, 5, 9, 10…Very good!


lThe copy was not clear

lBe careful about the time controlling


Why this study choose facebook as the online learning environment, what about twitter or plurk?

My dear Abi & Joanna,
Appreciate your quick responses!
Love you...

Comments for Allen’s Presentation


1.      You impressed me today. Well done.

2.      Memorize almost all the numbers of the findings.

3.      Fabulous ppt design.


1.      Pronunciation errors: mediated (in slide4). repetition (in slide10)

2.      Typing errors:

generally (in slide 23).

They are the improvement of students’ language skills, the

motivation, confidence and attitudes of students in English

learning.(in slide 24)

Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used.(in slide 25)

3.      The concept of “the computer-mediated communication tools are included” in slide 6 is not clear.


In the slide 26, you said the researchers didn’t record the interview and you wonder what kind of data analysis they used.


On page 182, the authors mentioned thatmean scores, frequency and percentages were employed to describe the students' views on FB as a learning environment for learning English. As for the open-ended item, the students' views were categorized into emerging themes and analyzed using situation and activity coding strategies. The situation codes were assigned to units of data that described how the student defined and perceived the act of using FB for English language learning. The situation codes were used to identify the situations in which English language learning utilizing FB would be important and meaningful for the students. The activity codes were assigned to units of data that described the students' regularly occurring behavior, such as writing (for example posting messages) and reading (messages posted by friends) that occurred as a consequence of their activities in FB .


I think the researchers did record the interview so that they could conduct the coding method and data analysis is just as above. What’s your point of view about this?


My dear Eleanor,
You are so nice to Allen and offer well-written comments for him.
You are a "JOY" in my class!
I love you so much!
Comments for Allen's presentation:
You were great, Allen~ (I'm saying this only because you are my best friend's little cousin...) Haha~ Kidding! The power point was IMPRESSIVE! You must be really good with computer. Me old lady will need your further assistance later on, eh? (Since I'm your dear cousin's best friend... Get the hint, dear?) 

And you're good at math as well, aren't you? At first I thought you memorized the data (the%), but then I realized you could do the math in your head!! Wow~

You should totally sue that xerox company you went, man! We could not see ANYTHING on your hand-out... Good thing that you had a great power point.

This is a really new article. If you're really doing your research about facebook, are you not worry about the limited sources of literature?
Dear Allen, I'm impressed when you reported us the detailed information from the article.
You've already known the big weakness in your presentation. Vague handout!!!!
God, I totally cannot see anything from it, also I cannot did any notes. Ha~
Since the vague handout, I really cannot think of the question from yuor article. :(
However, I'm curious about that if you really do the facebook research, how could you control the participants to use facebook and how evaluate the results?

Comments for Allen’s Presentation


1.The designing of PPT slide no. 4 & 5 are quite good.
2.Using the patterns to explain the literature review on page.9  


1.It's 2010, not 2001.
2.Some words pronounced wrongly first, but you corrected them when prof. Teresa ask you.
3.A bit nervous but the whole presentation still carry out pretty fluently.


1.Face book is just a social network, people they don't want to chat in acdemic ways. So how do the users practice their english on facebook?

My dear Gary,
GOOD question!
Love you...




Allen, I can tell you were well prepared for the presentation, and must be practice many times. Good presentation. Otherwise, good PPT designs.


Be confident, and change other printer shops.


From your point of view, do you think FB is a good medium device for English teaching?


Ø            Allen has good pronunciation.

Ø            Very good designs of ppt and illustrative graphics.

Ø            Allen was able to use his won words to explain each slide, that makes the   understanding very easy.


Ø            The only problem was the unclear printout.


Ø            Do you think you would use another more suitable website instead of Facebook if you were to conduct the same type of study?


Strength: 1.The interesting topic    2.Good PPT design

Weakness: 1.The handout is not clear. 2.Too nervous


From the findings, 33% of people use FB everyday, but 51% of people use FB once a month, if you are the researcher, how to control it?



1.      Dress code is perfect

2.      PPT is very organized.

3.      Topic is interesting.


1.      Voice tone could be higher


Why do not Malaysian use the largest networking platform frequently?


1.      Nice suit!!!

2.      You look confident!


You must ask that Xerox store to return you the money!!!


Is there any other big website instead of Facebook in Malaysia? (like in Taiwan we have plurk,pixnet,wretch as well)


                   Allen        2010/12/29


1. PPT was very simply well-designed and clearly well-presented.   


1. The handout was totally not clear.  


In slide 11, did the author finish the questionnaire and face-to-face interview in 3 days?  





PPT is well organized and great!!

I like the last slide “happy new year” picture.

Look great.

Totally understand the study



P.2 the year “2010”

Slide number is unclear

In the slide of finding, the table is a little bit unclear.


Do you think the online environment really can help student on writing skills (ex: grammar)?

Dear class:

Thank you all about your questions and comments; I will keep it in mind. I also want to thank you about your attention. I will do my best to answer you the questions.



To Abi:

They learn on FB through the communication with foreigners who come from the English speaking country. About the basic of learning, I think just the communication or learn some vocabularies but not grammar.                 

Thank you, Abi!


To Joanna:

Because Facebook have not been discussed yet. I think it is the most the popular platform now, and it has more users than Twitter or Plurk. For the Twitter and Plurk, I think you give me a good idea to research it.

Thank you, Joanna!

To Eleanor:

Thank you, Eleanor. I would correct the errors on the PPT.

I’m sorry about that. I think yes they did the record and have the codes for each student. But about the record, I think they just have the handwriting record. They don’t have the tape-recording, and they may not double check or ask the participants about the record is right or not.                  

Thank you, Eleanor!


To Alison:

Yes, it may be difficult to find the literature. We just can find the resources that are related with the computer-mediated communication tools, because it is one of the computer-mediated communication tools.

Thank you, Alison!


To Catherine:

I’m sorry about the prints. I think it’s hardly to control it because we can’t know what kinds of the language that the users use on FB. Unless I can have the pre-test about it, I will be directed to those users who use English language on FB. About the result, I will also use the quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate it. It will be clear.

Thank you, Catherine!



To Gary:

I think they practice the English conversation on FB. They may learn just some vocabularies, but not the grammar.

Thank you, Gary!


To Trista:

I think not. It’s the online social networking. We can know or find some friends on it or learn through the communication with foreigners with English. But I think it’s inappropriate on teaching.

Thank you, Trista!


To Clement:

Yes, I think I will use the other suitable websites, such as blogs, we can write the English dairy on it. I think Facebook is just a social networking tool, not the learning tools.

Thank you, Clement!


To Peter:

Maybe I will be directed to those 33% students to investigate more details about what they use on Facebook.

Thank you, Peter!


To Mindy:

I think the culture is different. Maybe they don’t like to use the internet or computer to have the friends or learn something. They may like to face to face talking, not just face the computer to talk.

Thank you, Mindy!


To Lulu:

Yes, I must want Xerox store to give back the money. I should double check the prints.

About this, I really don’t know. But I think Plurk and Twitter are also the popular website they use or they may have their own popular platform just like the Wretch in Taiwan.

Thank you, Lulu!


To Sabina:

Yes, both of the collection of the questionnaires and the interview are proceed at the same time. And they spent just 3 days for collecting the data.

Thank you, Sabina!


To Emily:

I don’t think so. Unless we write the English dairy on the blog or the other online environment, it may have the efficiency to enhance the English skills.

Thank you, Emily!