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ERIC Number: EJ1105192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Students' Perceptions of Blog Use in an Undergraduate Linguistics Course
Koç, Didem Koban; Koç, Serdar Engin
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v12 n1 p9-19 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze the perceptions of learners' blog use in a Linguistics course offered in an English Language Teaching program at one of the largest government universities in Turkey. A total of 71 students participated in the study. The students were asked to respond to several blog questions about the linguistics lectures over the course of a semester. They were also encouraged to discuss their responses with each other. The lectures involved topics such as language acquisition, bilingualism and sociolinguistics. At the end of the semester, the researcher administered a questionnaire consisting of 16 questions about the usage of the blog and its contribution to their learning. The results of the study showed that the usage of the blog helped the students with their self-learning process and learning others' ideas, helped them express themselves better than in class as well as understand the linguistic topics better.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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