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Facebook and students’ attitudes toward writing

Wan Ahmad, Wan Rusli and Ahmed Mohamed, Ismaiel Hassanein and Mohd Ghalib, Mohd Feham and Mohammed Rawash, Fouad Mahmoud (2012) Facebook and students’ attitudes toward writing. In: International Conference on Quality Of Teaching & Learning (ICQTL 2012), 23-24 Oct 2012, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

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Abstract

The study aims at examining students' attitude towards Arabic Writing, prior and subsequent to the utilisation of Facebook, a social website, as a medium of writing activities and instructions. 21 students of Advanced Arabic Writing Skills at IIUM were selected as the subjects of the study. A 14-item questionnaire was distributed to the subjects prior and subsequent to the use of Facebook as a medium for writing activities. The questionnaire subsequent to the utilisation, which was distributed two months after, however, consisted of an extra item. Findings reveal that students demonstrated visible improvement of attitude towards Arabic writing then. The results thus, can be depicted that students attitude towards writing could be amplified by utilising social webs such as Facebook for the reason that writing itself is social in nature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3257/29449
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook, writing, Arabic writing skill,social networking
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: tulib ismaiel tulib
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 16:22
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 12:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29449

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