Using weblogs in ESP classroom

Jano, Zanariah (2008) Using weblogs in ESP classroom. Journal of Human Capital Development, 1 (1). ISSN 1985-7012

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Journal writing on the web, or so-called weblogs has become the most popular medium of communication among the youth. Hence, it is essential to ascertain how these weblogs can be implemented in the classroom environment and study the students' perception towards the approach. This study is action based in nature whereby the researcher has implemented the weblogs in the classroom. A content analysis was conducted to analyse the students' blogs. A questionnaire was given to each student and several interview sessions were conducted to explore the students' perception of this blogging phenomena.The findings revealed that weblogs act as intermediary tools to improve a literacy level through online communication and an access to experience creative and free expression through writing. Moreover, it is also noted that weblogs allow students to engage actively in writing and improve motivation for learning without much pressure and anxiety. The application of weblogs in English language learning environments facilitates, encourages and creates a conducive environment for the students' acquisition of language.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: weblogs, ESP, classrooms, perceptions, reflections, content analysis, virtual
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Centre For Language Learning > Department of Human Development
Depositing User: Pn. Zanariah Jano
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 14:57
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 15:20
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