Examining the Mechanisms Utilized by CML Web-Logging Instructors in ESL Classroom: A Case Study

  • Noriah Ismail Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Johor, Malaysia
  • Supyan Hussin Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Rehab Omar Salim Aboswider Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: Web-logging, ESL, Writing

Abstract

The current study seeks to explore six Malaysian ESL instructors use of CML Web-logging in teaching English as second language to Malaysian students at higher education institutions. A qualitative approach was adopted to collect responses from the respondents. Data were collected using semi-structured interview, a set of questionnaires as well as a checklist of features of the web blog that is used to investigate the blogging activities and mechanisms used in the courses conducted by the respondents. The collected data from the interview were analyzed qualitatively, whereas the blog checklist data were analyzed quantitatively. The results indicated that in order to enhance their ESL instruction, the CML Web-Blogging instructors not only exhibited special ways of using the technology but they also designed various methods of exploiting the educational web blog capabilities in order to accommodate their pedagogical purposes and suit their specific course objectives.

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Published
2019-12-20
How to Cite
Ismail, N., Hussin, S., & Aboswider, R. O. (2019). Examining the Mechanisms Utilized by CML Web-Logging Instructors in ESL Classroom: A Case Study. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 7(2), 31-39. Retrieved from http://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/AJELP/article/view/3019