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Blogging as a tool in developing writing skills: lessons from the experience of the students and class teacher

Abdul Ghani, Rozina and Ahmat, Mas Azila and Mohd. Asraf, Ratnawati (2017) Blogging as a tool in developing writing skills: lessons from the experience of the students and class teacher. The Asian EFL Journal Professional Teaching Articles, November 2017 (103). pp. 62-74. ISSN 1738-1460

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Blogging is often seen as an online tool that promotes authentic and interactive communication that could realize the collaborative demands of a task-based classroom. This has triggered the interest of language practitioners and researchers alike in its value in developing language skills. This paper describes a study that was aimed at discerning the students’ and their class teacher’s views toward blogging in their writing classroom. Specifically, it delved into the use of this asynchronous online medium in the teaching of writing. The participants were the teacher and the 25 ESL students of a writing class, where most of the tutorials were conducted online and where all the writing activities were posted on the students’ blogs. The data were collected using the Students’ Perception Questionnaire and the teacher’s reflective log of her teaching. The findings suggest that although the students were intrigued by the novelty of using blogs in language learning, several considerations need to be made as this online medium is challenging for both the learners and the teacher.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1343/54194
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Rozina Abdul Ghani
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 13:50
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 11:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54194

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