Manipulating Wikis and Discussion Boards to Develop Collaborative writing skills of EFL Learners

    Nagat Ali Anham Radwan
    Keywords: Collaborative writing, wikis, discussion boards, writing skills ,

    Abstract

    Abstract
    The study aimed to develop collaborative writing skills of EFL learners at Qassim University, KSA by
    engaging the students’ using wikis and discussion boards in order to enable them to practice
    collaborative writing. By manipulating wikis and discussion boards, the students learnt how to develop
    collaborative writing skills regarding organization and fluency. Results of the study revealed notable
    enhancement of the learners’ writing skills. This study focused of four main aspects of writing; fluency,
    organization, mechanics and accuracy. The results showed that the skills of fluency and organization
    were enhanced more than the skills of mechanics and accuracy.

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