Fan Li's research while affiliated with University of Tasmania and other places

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Recent years have witnessed numerous systematic investigations on mobile-assisted language learning (MALL). However, very few research synthesis studies focused on the higher education context in mainland China. This paper provides a systematic review of the findings of 23 studies published between 2015 and 2020 in mainland China. The aim of this r...
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The outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide in 2020 has posed tremendous challenges to higher education globally. Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is among the many areas affected by the pandemic. The unexpected transition to online teaching has increased challenges for improving and/or retaining students’ language proficiency. WeChat, a popula...

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... With the use of the internet, the users are enabled to access the internet to search for information, email, read e-books, and shop irrespective of time and place (Pachler et al., 2010). The integration of mobile device technology into teaching and learning was introduced as mobile assisted language learning (MALL), which is defined as a specialization of mobile learning (m-Learning) and a branch of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) (Kukulska-Hulme and Shield, 2008;Li et al., 2020;Namaziandost et al., 2020). According to Huang et al. (2012), mobile technologies have many positive advantages: flexibility, low cost, small size, and user-friendliness, to name a few. ...
... The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in many countries; thus, as an emergent response, many countries focused on implementing remote learning modalities. Meaningful two-way interaction between students and their teachers during COVID-19 pandemic was mostly solved via online programs and social media (Shadiev and Yang, 2020;Kamasak et al., 2021;Li et al., 2021;Lei et al., 2022). Aside online programming, Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in learning English through SN tools excited special attention in recent years. ...