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Factors affecting the teaching of writing using Wiki

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Mat Daud, Nor Shidrah and Yusoff, Zailin Shah (2012) Factors affecting the teaching of writing using Wiki. In: Technology and foreign language learning and teaching. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 113-121. ISBN 9789674180270

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Studies have shown that wiki can be an effective tool for teaching writing. Students’ written assignments can be posted on wiki sites, and feedback can be given to the students by anybody and at anytime on the web. Observations were made on teachers teaching at three different universities where wiki was used. A few problems were encountered and among them were teacher resistance, teaching time, network robustness, lack of access to teaching labs, students’ attitude, students’ language ability and commitment of peers and other feedback providers. The study shows that going through each essay can be time-consuming if one is dealing with a large number of students, peer review may not be a good option if the partner is not proficient in the language, access to the facility for teaching and for individual work can be difficult to arrange, feedback from others can be difficult to get especially when it is meant for a language class. It was also observed that not all students were keen on using wiki to write.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 419/24275
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wiki, peer editing, writing, feedback
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 12:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24275

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