Blogging to enhance writing skills

A survey of students' perception and attitude

Nur Ehsan Mohd Said, Melor Md Yunus, Luke Kenny Doring, Alfian Asmi, Farah Aqilah, Lisa Kwan Su Li

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Abstract

Several studies concur that the use of a blog can positively enhance learning in the second language classroom and that blogs can improve writing skills. Research has confirmed positive uses of the blog which include writing for an audience and peer review, the development of a student's analytical skills and the development of a sense of community through a collaborative learning environment via weblog. This paper presents the results of a research project which was undertaken to investigate a group of 33 students in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Data were collected via online questionnaire survey related to their perception and perspective on the implementation of blogging activities to teaching writing skills. Results suggested that the participants have positive perceptions and attitude in using blog to improve writing skills and they perceived that blogging was an effective tool to teach writing in English that helped them improve their writing and kept them motivated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume9
Issue number16 SPL
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • Blog
  • English as a second language
  • English language learning
  • Learning method
  • Writing
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Blogging to enhance writing skills : A survey of students' perception and attitude. / Mohd Said, Nur Ehsan; Md Yunus, Melor; Doring, Luke Kenny; Asmi, Alfian; Aqilah, Farah; Li, Lisa Kwan Su.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 16 SPL, 28.11.2013, p. 95-101.

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Mohd Said, Nur Ehsan ; Md Yunus, Melor ; Doring, Luke Kenny ; Asmi, Alfian ; Aqilah, Farah ; Li, Lisa Kwan Su. / Blogging to enhance writing skills : A survey of students' perception and attitude. In: Asian Social Science. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 16 SPL. pp. 95-101.
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