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ERIC Number: EJ1131314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
The Use of Weblog in Language Learning: Motivation of Second Language Learners in Reading Classroom
Sulaiman, Ahmad Nasaruddin; Kassim, Asiah
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v3 n1-2 p45-61 2010
The age of technology has enabled learners to interact with other users outside the four walls of the classroom. Weblogs, in particular, provide a channel for asynchronous computer-mediated communication to take place in the learning process. Motivation is one of the learning aspects that is greatly enhanced by the use of technology. Questionnaires and observations were carried out to 108 undergraduate engineering students taking Reading Course to determine the level of the learners' motivation to participate in online discussions and to find out whether interactions through the blog have in any way influenced the level of motivation to participate in face-to-face discussions. Findings indicate that students were highly motivated to participate in discussions through the use of blog, and to use it as a learning tool. However, motivation to participate in class discussions was not affected by the tendency of learners to participate in discussion via the weblog.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site: http://earthlab.uoi.gr/theste
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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