Becky Pham

Becky Pham
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Master of Arts

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As Vietnam’s economic growth and consumer demands continue to accelerate, more Vietnamese families are now able to acquire portable touchscreen devices such as iPads. Previous research has shown that the use of touchscreen devices can benefit pre-schoolers’ learning, especially within school and home settings. However, little is known about the bro...
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This chapter focuses on how Vietnamese international students and their left-behind families connect with each other and maintain the transnational family space through technologically mediated communication and emotion work, and the challenges that arise from such transnational connections. We interviewed 15 dyads of Vietnamese students in Singapo...
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This study examined the role of social media in the daily lives of migrant students. The focus of this study was students’ use of social media and the benefits that they derived from it, particularly for communication with friends and family back in their home country. A total of 45 female Vietnamese students participated in a week-long social medi...
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As migrant students cope with the relocation challenges, communication with left-behind family and friends can enhance their well-being, while interactions with co-nationals and local students can facilitate their acculturation to the host country. This article studies Indonesian and Vietnamese university students in Singapore to understand the rol...
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As globalization continues unabated, migration in general and student migration in particular have intensified worldwide. Mobile communication technologies are important links between migrant students and their left-behind family and friends. This chapter seeks to highlight the complex relationships between the students' migrant status and their te...
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A region of dramatic growth and transformation, Asia is witnessing an ever accelerating flow of capital, goods, and people, both within and beyond its geographical boundaries. Accordingly, domestic and international migration has also intensified in this thriving continent. Underlying this ceaseless flow of people is a rich technological landscape...
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The market for international education is sizable, with more students traversing borders than ever before. Armed with skills, knowledge, and ambition, migrant students often venture to their host countries with the intention to upgrade themselves and raise their qualifications so as to improve their employment prospects and overall quality of life....

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