Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 9. Number 1. March 2018                                                  Pp. 433-446
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol9no1.30

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Technology-Supported Online Writing: An Overview of Six Major Web 2.0 Tools for
Collaborative-Online Writing
 

Eid Hamoudeh Ahmed Alkhataba
Centre For Fundamental And Liberal Education
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia 

Samsiah Abdul-Hamid
Centre For Fundamental And Liberal Education
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,Terengganu, Malaysia 

Ibrahim Bashir
Centre of English Language Studies,
Faculty of Languages and Communication
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia

 

 

 

Abstract:
The emergent of the internet and the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) envisaged a system capable of quickly transforming and modernizing the teaching and learning processes. The 21st century Web 2.0 technologies, such as Edmodo, Google docs, Zoho writer, Blogs, Wikis, and Facebook can be used in blended or virtually online learning classes, forums or courses. They play significant roles in promoting mutual interaction, collaborative platforms for communication and learning among people. This paper aims to give an overview of six major webs 2.0 technologies most capable of providing online writing in blended or virtual online classrooms. It was found that despite the enormous applications of Web 2.0 technologies in education, they are not formally enacted as part of the educational curriculum, though, they are widely considered as techniques that aid learning or used for social interaction purposes per se.
Keywords: Blended learning class, collaborative learning, online writing, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web-facilitated class

Cite as: Alkhataba, E. H. A., Abdul-Hamid, S., & Bashir, I. (2018). Technology-Supported Online Writing: An Overview of Six Major Web 2.0 Tools for Collaborative-Online Writing. Arab World English Journal, 9 (1).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol9no1.30

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Eid Hamoudeh Ahmed Alkhataba is a PhD candidate specialising in Applied Linguistics in
English language at Centre for Fundamental and Liberal Education, Universiti Malaysia
Terengganu, Malaysia. He holds B.A. English from Aligarh Muslim University, India, and master
degree in TESOL from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. His area of interest is teaching
English for foreign language learners (EFL), using modern technologies.