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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2023, Vol. 4(2) 1-16

Integrating Online Collaborative Writing Into English As A Foreign Language Classes During Distance Education 

Mevlüde Çiçek & Perihan Savaş

pp. 1 - 16   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2023.623.1   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2306-07-0008.R1

Published online: December 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 10  |  Number of Download: 77


Abstract

For many language learners, the writing process can be a daunting and challenging journey. The present study was conducted to examine the perceptions of 27 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners who collaborated on writing paragraphs using an interactive online platform, Etherpad. The study was carried out over an eight-week period during distance education, where students worked in groups of four using the online tool, Etherpad, to plan, write, and edit their paragraphs outside the classroom. Both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered through an online collaborative attitude questionnaire administered at the end of the writing course. The findings from the study indicated that students had generally positive attitudes towards online collaborative writing. However, the study also revealed that there were some challenges encountered while working together, which affected the process.

Keywords: Online collaborative writing, Etherpad, Distance education, English as a foreign language, collaborative writing


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Cicek, M. & Savas, P. (2023). Integrating Online Collaborative Writing Into English As A Foreign Language Classes During Distance Education  . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), 1-16. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2023.623.1

Harvard
Cicek, M. and Savas, P. (2023). Integrating Online Collaborative Writing Into English As A Foreign Language Classes During Distance Education  . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), pp. 1-16.

Chicago 16th edition
Cicek, Mevlude and Perihan Savas (2023). "Integrating Online Collaborative Writing Into English As A Foreign Language Classes During Distance Education  ". Innovational Research in ELT 4 (2):1-16. doi:10.29329/irelt.2023.623.1.

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