Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022 Pp.302-316
Attitudes of learners at the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdulaziz University
towards Online Collaborative Writing during Covid-19 Pandemic
College of Sciences & Arts, Rabigh
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: email@example.com
Received: 10/6/2021 Accepted:12/16/2021 Published:1/24/2022
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
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