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Learners' Perceptions on the Use of Blogs for EFL Learning
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Optimizing Learning with Digital Readers Volume ISSN 1548-6613

Abstract

This study attempted to discover learners' perceptions on the use of blogs for EFL (English as a foreign language) learning. Participants were 49 first-year university students from Southern Taiwan and were divided into ten groups in the study. Students in a group read the articles posted in the teacher's blog and collaboratively wrote group reflections using their group blog. A post-blogging survey was administered to elicit participants' perceptions on the use of blogs. The results of the surveys suggested that most of the students positively perceived the use of blogs for EFL learning. Only few students responded to the use of blogs negatively. The results also revealed that blogs have the potential for developing reading and writing skills. More detailed results and discussion are presented in the paper. Some pedagogical implications are also provided. For instance, teachers are suggested to post appropriate reading materials in the blog based on students' English abilities. In addition, if students are not used to using blogs, it is suggested that students could complete blogging tasks in class rather than after class.

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Wu, H.J. & Wu, P.L. (2010). Learners' Perceptions on the Use of Blogs for EFL Learning. Optimizing Learning with Digital Readers. Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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