Conducting Online Posting Activity on a Social Networking Site (SNS) to Replace Traditional Learner Diaries

Conducting Online Posting Activity on a Social Networking Site (SNS) to Replace Traditional Learner Diaries

Noor Saazai Mat Saad (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia), Melor Md Yunus (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia), Mohamed Amin Embi (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia) and Mohamad Subakir Mohd Yasin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5051-0.ch025
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Abstract

This case examines online posting activity by international students in Malaysia. The aim of the case is twofold, where it provides a platform for the students to practice their writing skills and a way to gather data for a bigger project, which is a research project into their English language learning experiences. The issues revolved around a string of decisions made before embarking on the case and challenges faced in running and maintaining the case. They are dissected and presented in two stages and two phases. Decisions were made and challenges were solved in line with the two aims of the case by considering extant literature and good research practice.

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