Learning from New Literacies: The changing face of college English among English Major ELL learners

Diane Hui*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)


To address the academic and new literacies divide, this study examines the practices and perceived effects of new literacies on academic learning, specific to Asian English major undergraduate language learners. This mixed-methods study reports particularly on the statistical results of a longitudinal survey concerning students' increasingly digital lives and positive perceptual change (p < 0.05). These results inform how "efficacious learning" mediated by new literacies can transform the academic literacies important for academic success. Their pedagogical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-93
Number of pages23
JournalNordic Journal of Digital Literacy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018



  • Academic literacies
  • College English
  • ELL learners
  • New literacies

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