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Pages: 1106-1111
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

TEACHING WRITING USING MOODLE: ON-LINE JOURNAL WRITING

Among the many studies done on the use of journal writing to improve writing skills, few researchers have investigated the effectiveness of online journal writing within a blended learning environment - a mixed mode of traditional classroom teaching and E-learning. This research provides a qualitative description of students’ learning experiences and the effectiveness of using online journal writing. The study was carried out among a group of engineering postgraduate students taking English Preparatory course at a university in Malaysia. The students were required to attend weekly classroom instruction where learning contents were delivered using various learning activities made possible by educational technology. In addition, the classroom instructions were extended beyond the confines of the traditional classroom setting into the virtual world. Students needed to access E-Learning for online writing assignments and deliver them using a learning management system (MOODLE). Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with students to gather information regarding their perception regarding using technology to acquire writing skills. Online journal entries of the respondents, both formative and summative, were also analyzed to assess the effectiveness of teaching writing using online journals. From the analysis, it was found that incorporating online journal writing in traditional classroom had resulted in improvement in students’ writing skills in terms of content, language and organization. Students reported higher level of motivation to write, and a greater sense of achievement due to the use of blended learning. They were also satisfied with the mode of teaching as it allowed self-paced and self-directed learning.
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author = {Chan, S.H. and Pandian, A. and Joseph, A.S. and Ghazali, A.H. and Mohamed Ismail, S.A.M.},
title = {TEACHING WRITING USING MOODLE: ON-LINE JOURNAL WRITING},
series = {3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-0441-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {1106-1111}}
TY - CONF
AU - S.H. Chan AU - A. Pandian AU - A.S. Joseph AU - A.H. Ghazali AU - S.A.M. Mohamed Ismail
TI - TEACHING WRITING USING MOODLE: ON-LINE JOURNAL WRITING
SN - 978-84-615-0441-1/2340-1117
PY - 2011
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2011
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN11 Proceedings
SP - 1106
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S.H. Chan, A. Pandian, A.S. Joseph, A.H. Ghazali, S.A.M. Mohamed Ismail (2011) TEACHING WRITING USING MOODLE: ON-LINE JOURNAL WRITING, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 1106-1111.
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