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Japanese University Students' Reactions to Using an Online Extensive Reading System
This research explored the usage and reactions of 34 second-year Japanese university students enrolled in elective English courses to using the Xreading extensive reading virtual library, quiz and tracking system. Data was collected via an online survey, including Likert-scale and open-ended items, and via the Xreading learning management system.
I am based in Nagoya, Japan, where I am an Associate Professor at Nanzan University responsible for overseeing the Business English Program in the Department of Business Administration as well as Deputy Director of the Center for International Affairs. I am currently Chair of the TESOL Assoc. Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section, I was the Coordinator of the JALT Extensive Reading SIG for several years, and I have held several other volunteer and elected positions in language teaching professional organizations, conferences and publications. My undergraduate degree was in Women's Studies and I have MAs in Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology.