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Yakut, Ayse Didem; Aydin, Selami – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Few findings were noted on the effects of blogs specifically on English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension. However, those studies did not address the effect of blogs on reading comprehension in the Turkish EFL context. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effects of the use of blogs on reading comprehension among Turkish EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Aydin, Selami – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study presents a review of the literature that examines WebQuests as tools for second-language acquisition and foreign language-learning processes to guide teachers in their teaching activities and researchers in further research on the issue. The study first introduces the theoretical background behind WebQuest use in the mentioned…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Web Sites, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Savran Çelik, Seyd; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2016
The number of the studies conducted on the use of wikis on the English as a foreign language (EFL) learning process has remained fairly limited. More specifically, in the Turkish EFL context, little attention has been paid to the effects of wikis on EFL writing achievement. Thus, this study aims to examine the effects of a wiki-based writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Achievement
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2014
Within the context of English as a foreign language (EFL), using blogs has emerged as a language learning tool. However, how teachers effectively incorporate blogs within the confines of an instructional framework and what the current research shows about using blogs as a learning tool remain unsolved issues. Thus, the current paper presents a…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Web Sites
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Aydin, Selami – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
The purpose of this study is to present a review of Facebook as an educational environment, as research on its use within education is relatively new. The study is categorized into six sections: Facebook users; reasons people use Facebook; harmful effects of Facebook; Facebook as an educational environment; Facebook's effects on culture, language,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Social Networks, Computer Uses in Education