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Evaluating the use of wikis for EFL: A case study of an undergraduate English writing course in China
Abstract This study aims at examining the effectiveThis study aims at examining the effectiveness of applying wikis in tertiary-level English as a foreign language (EFL) classes. The use of wikis in English for specific purposes (ESP) course-Business English Writing-by undergraduate students in a university in China was investigated through data analysis of test results as well as interviews. Performance results on Business English Certificates (BEC) preliminary (pre-test) and BEC vantage (post-test) revealed that the experimental group significantly outperformed the control group in writing in the post-test. Interviews showed that students held a rather positive view towards the use of wikis in the ESP writing class and they favoured the tool mainly for its effect of enhancing their learning motivation and its function for collaborative learning. Still, a few students were not accustomed to this type of e-learning for varied reasons. Implications of the results are that wikis can benefit EFL learners by improving their writing skills in a collaborative environment. Copyright in a collaborative environment. Copyright
Abstractsub This study aims at examining the effectiveThis study aims at examining the effectiveness of applying wikis in tertiary-level English as a foreign language (EFL) classes. The use of wikis in English for specific purposes (ESP) course-Business English Writing-by undergraduate students in a university in China was investigated through data analysis of test results as well as interviews. Performance results on Business English Certificates (BEC) preliminary (pre-test) and BEC vantage (post-test) revealed that the experimental group significantly outperformed the control group in writing in the post-test. Interviews showed that students held a rather positive view towards the use of wikis in the ESP writing class and they favoured the tool mainly for its effect of enhancing their learning motivation and its function for collaborative learning. Still, a few students were not accustomed to this type of e-learning for varied reasons. Implications of the results are that wikis can benefit EFL learners by improving their writing skills in a collaborative environment. Copyright in a collaborative environment. Copyright
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1504/IJITM.2014.059146  +
Has author Sun Z. + , Qiu X. +
Has keyword China + , Collaborative learning + , EFL + , English as a foreign language + , English for specific purposes + , ESP + , Wiki + , Writing +
Issn 14614111  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 3–14  +
Published in International Journal of Information Technology and Management +
Title Evaluating the use of wikis for EFL: A case study of an undergraduate English writing course in China +
Type journal article  +
Volume 13  +
Year 2014 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 15:47:42  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 15:47:42  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2014  +
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