Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022        Pp.302-316
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.20

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Attitudes of learners at the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University
towards Online Collaborative Writing
during Covid-19 Pandemic 

  Mohammed Alwaleedi
College of Sciences & Arts, Rabigh
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: malwaleedi@kau.edu.sa

 

Received: 10/6/2021               Accepted:12/16/2021              Published:1/24/2022

 

 Abstract:
This study aims to examine learners’ attitudes at the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University towards online collaborative writing during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The study was conducted in the first semester of the academic year 2021/2022. The study participants are students from the language Institute of King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. Forty-three students (19 males and 24 females) constituted the study population. The researcher administered a 30-item questionnaire. The results revealed that the participants held positive attitudes towards utilizing online collaborative writing activities. Moreover, they enjoyed the experience and considered online collaborative activities to be worthwhile experience. Additionally, they indicated that it improved their fluency and accuracy in writing and vocabulary use. However, they listed some challenges like lack of time and lack of equal participation from all participants. Finally, the researcher concluded with some recommendations.
Keywords: Arabic, constructivism, Covid-19 Pandemic, online, collaboration, Saudi University, writing activities

Cite as:  Alwaleedi, M.  (2022). Attitudes of learners at the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University towards Online Collaborative Writing during Covid-19 Pandemic.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges
(2) 302-316.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.20

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Received: 10/6/2021
Accepted: 12/16/2021   
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.20

 Dr. Mohammed Alwaleedi is an assistant professor in Applied Linguistics in the College of Sciences & Arts – Rabigh at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. His research interests lie primarily in the area of language learning, online teaching and learning, and collaborative learning. ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4504-044X