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