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EFL Blogging in the Greek Secondary School Classroom: The Effects on Student Participation and Attitude

  • Gina PaschalidouEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter investigates the attitudes and engagement of 24 junior high school students who used a tutor-class blog for interaction. The research considered whether the goal of extending the amount of L2 interaction using a virtual environment could be achieved and if the initial positive attitude expressed by learners would be evident during their blog participation. The research also investigated the affective and motivational parameters associated with learners’ involvement. The findings demonstrate that, despite students’ initial enthusiasm and positive disposition, they did not regularly engage in the blog activities which can be attributed to a wide range of factors, among which anxiety is considered to be one of the primary sources. A proposed framework is suggested for more effective blogging for EFL secondary education classes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greek Ministry of EducationAthensGreece
  2. 2.Hellenic Open UniversityPatraGreece

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