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ERIC Number: EJ1177754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Gender and EFL Writing: Does "WhatsApp" Make a Difference?
Bataineh, Ruba Fahmi; Al-Hamad, Raghda Fayez; Al-Jamal, Dina Abdulhameed
Teaching English with Technology, v18 n2 p21-33 2018
"WhatsApp" is a potentially influential informal learning tool that may be used on the go. This study examines its potential utility in EFL writing with special reference to gender. The treatment encompasses a "WhatsApp"-based instructional program designed specifically to help develop writing performance, along the aspects of "content and ideas," "organization and mechanics," "vocabulary," and "language use," among 98 Jordanian eleventh-grade students. The participants were divided into two experimental groups, one male and one female, taught through "WhatsApp." The data were collected by means of a pre-/post-test whose analysis revealed improved writing performance, more for female participants than for their male counterparts.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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