E-Learning environment: Blogging as a platform for language learning

Nadzrah Abu Bakar

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Abstract

E-learning or Web-based learning environment is an evolution in education and English language learning. The interactivity in e-learning environment today has changed the "lonely" e-learning mode to one learning platform that enables learners to interact not only with the learning materials but also with other learners. The interactions in e-learning can be categorized in three different levels of interactions. They are conceptualization (interacting with concepts), constructions (interacting with tasks) and dialogue (interacting with people). The interactions in e-learning create an e-social learning environment. This environment may have an impact on the learners' English language learning and language literacy. This paper examines the impact of interactions in e-learning environment towards English language learning and language literacy among undergraduate learners. In order to do that, blogs was used as a platform for interaction among learners. This study found that there are different levels of learning activities taken place during blogging that encouraged learners to interact with each other using different language learning skills and language patterns. The role of e-social environment in developing the learners' confidence in using English is also noticeable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-604
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Blogs
  • CALL
  • Computer-based learning environment
  • E-learning environment
  • ESL
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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E-Learning environment : Blogging as a platform for language learning. / Abu Bakar, Nadzrah.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 594-604.

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