Yıl 2021, Cilt 7 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 17 - 33 2021-04-27

Using Edmodo as a Social Platform to teach EFL Writing for Preparatory School Students

Turan PAKER [1] , Nurgül DOĞAN [2]


This study aimed to identify the perceptions of preparatory school students studying in the School of Foreign Languages in a state university towards using Edmodo to improve their writing skill in English. The participants were 52 students who used Edmodo together with Google Docs collaboratively and interactively for their nine collaborative and individual writing tasks. Besides, the teacher has uploaded some course materials onto Edmodo to support their learning process. The students have studied various EFL writing tasks for one semester through Edmodo. In order to collect the data, convergent parallel design of mixed design was adopted. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analysed separately, then they were classified and interpreted together. The results revealed that the participants highly favoured using Edmodo for their writing classes and found it very useful and enjoyable, and they also pointed out that using Edmodo interactively helped them develop their writing skill. In addition, they highly appreciated the e-portfolio function of Edmodo since it has provided easy access to their previous tasks and related feedback.
Collaborative Writing, Social Constructivism, Edmodo, e-portfolio, Google Docs
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Eğitim, Eğitim Araştırmaları
Bölüm Araştırma Makaleleri
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0002-3941-3975
Yazar: Turan PAKER (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5707-8990
Yazar: Nurgül DOĞAN
Kurum: Uşak University, School of Foreign Languages
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 30 Aralık 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 1 Mart 2021
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 27 Nisan 2021

APA Paker, T , Doğan, N . (2021). Using Edmodo as a Social Platform to teach EFL Writing for Preparatory School Students . Journal of Language Education and Research , 7 (1) , 17-33 . DOI: 10.31464/jlere.850794