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FBI and Essay Writing Pre-task

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FBI and Essay Writing Pre-task

  1. 1. FBI and Essay Writing Pre-task: Yemeni EFL students’ Perceptions, attitudes and challenges Mohialdeen Alotumi PhD Scholar EFL University 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 1
  2. 2. Last Century Innovations 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 2
  3. 3. 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 3
  4. 4. ICT radically transformed the way people learn communicate do business • Daniels (2002, p. 3) “Information and communication technology (ICT) has become, within a very short time, one of the basic building blocks of modern society.” 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 4
  5. 5. Present generation learners changed fundamentally from past generation learners Not only But also • Clothing • Hairstyles • Learning • Thinking • Processing information 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 5
  6. 6. Technology in Education Prensky (2001) Digital natives 22/02/2014 Digital immigrants Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 6
  7. 7. 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 7
  8. 8. • How many of you are digital natives? 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 8
  9. 9. • How many of you are digital immigrants? 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 9
  10. 10. The fact now 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 10
  11. 11. Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 11
  12. 12. CMC is defined as “reading, writing and communication via networked computers.” (Warschauer 2001, p. 207) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 12
  13. 13. CMC Synchronous 22/02/2014 Asynchronous Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 13
  14. 14. A good tool of CMC: Social Network Sites (SNSs) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 14
  15. 15. The most Popular: Facebook • Active Facebook users worldwide = 1,230,000,000 (December 31, 2013) • Active Facebook users in Yemen = 1,200,000 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 (September 10, 2013 ) 15
  16. 16. Why use Facebook Facebook Interactivity feature (Zhao, 2003) 22/02/2014 Grammar & spelling checkers (Jacobs & Rodger, 1999) Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 Positive impact/ attitude & motivation (Kabilan et al, 2010) 16
  17. 17. Challenges: Incorporating Web 2.0 tools Challenges/Web 2.0 User’s safety ( Selwyn, 2007) Lack of information Privacy (Grass & Acquisiti, 2009) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 Time management (Selwyn, 2007) 17
  18. 18. In this study TBL (Willis, 1996) TBLT (Nunan, 2004) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 18
  19. 19. This study attempts to answer: How does Facebook interaction (FBI) assist Yemeni higher intermediate EFL students in writing their essays? What are the Yemeni higher intermediate EFL students’ attitudes towards FBI integration in the writing class? What are the challenges faced by Yemeni higher intermediate EFL students while utilizing FBI in the writing class? 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 19
  20. 20. Facebook Groups • Fun for Interaction • Interaction for Fun • Interaction is Fun 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 20
  21. 21. Methodology AMIDEAST-Sana’a 50 higher intermediate EFL students (28 M, 22 F) Same level but different classrooms Online questionnaire (17 closedended + 3 open-ended ones) 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 21
  22. 22. Results 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 22
  23. 23. Topic familiarity New Vocab Better thought Perceptions Spelling errors 22/02/2014 Mindmapping Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 23
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  26. 26. Tips 22/02/2014 Mohialdeen Alotumi, EFLU, TEC 14 26
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