International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(6) 344-351

Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing

Selim Soner Sütçü

pp. 344 - 351   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2005-29-0004.R1

Published online: December 07, 2020  |   Number of Views: 218  |  Number of Download: 587


Firstly known as “weblog”, soon shortened as “blog” in 1999, blogs have always been an important part of online culture. Since then their static nature has changed, and they have offered new opportunities, which in return has started to draw the attention of both educators and researchers increasingly. Soon they have assumed a critical place in language learning, specifically in writing classes. As a result of their nondecremental role in language learning, this study aimed to investigate the effects of using blog in academic writing and determine the attitudes of learners of English as a foreign language at tertiary level. The results indicated a considerable increase in the success scores of the students who used blogging in academic writing, confirming that blogging improves students’ writing skills. In parallel with this finding, students also expressed positive attitudes towards the use of blog in their writing activities, which together could imply that students with positive attitudes towards blogging are likely to become better writers.

Keywords: Blogging, Academic Writing, EFL

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sutcu, S.S. (2020). Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), 344-351. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.21

Sutcu, S. (2020). Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), pp. 344-351.

Chicago 16th edition
Sutcu, Selim Soner (2020). "Blogging in EFL Learners’ Academic Writing ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (6):344-351. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.21.

  1. Anderson, D. (2010). The effect of blogging and electronic journalin on writing skills development in high school freshmen. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), Walden University. [Google Scholar]
  2. Armstrong, K. & Retterer, O. (2008). Blogging as L2 writing: A case study. AACE  Journal,16(3): 233–251 [Google Scholar]
  3. Bloch, J. (2002). Student/teacher interaction via email: The social context of Internet discourse. Journal of Second Language Writing, 11, 117-134. [Google Scholar]
  4. Campbell, A. P. (2003). Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes. The Internet TESL Journal, 9(2), 33-35. [Google Scholar]
  5. Cequena, M. (2013). Does blogging facilitate the development of students’ writing skills? Philippine ESL Journal, 10, 126-147. [Google Scholar]
  6. Dickinson, L. (1995). Autonomy and motivation a literature review. System, 23(2), 165-174 [Google Scholar]
  7. Fraenkel, J. R., & Wallen, N. E. (2011). How to design and evaluate research in education (8th ed.). NY: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. [Google Scholar]
  8. Godwin-Jones, R. (2006). Emerging technologies: Tag clouds in the blogosphere: Electronic literacy and social networking. Language Learning & Technology, 10(2), 8-15. [Google Scholar]
  9. Hiler, J. (2002). Blogs disruptive tech: How weblogs are flying under the radar of the content management giants. Retrieved from  41036.shtml  [Google Scholar]
  10. Jones, J. (2006). Blogging and ESL writing: A case study of how students responded to the use of weblogs as a pedagogical tool for the writing process approach in a community college ESL writing class. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). University of Texas, Austen, USA. [Google Scholar]
  11. Kelley, M. J. (2008). The Impact of weblogs on the affective states and academic writing of L2 undergraduates. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). University of Virginia. [Google Scholar]
  12. Lawshe, C. H. (1975). A quantitative approach to content validity. Personnel Psychology 28(4), 563- 575. [Google Scholar]
  13. Lee, L. (2010). Fostering reflective writing and interactive exchange through blogging in an advanced language course. ReCALL, 22(2), 212–227. [Google Scholar]
  14. Little, D. (1995). Learning as dialogue: The dependence of learner autonomy on teacher autonomy. System, 23(2), 175-181. [Google Scholar]
  15. Nadzrah, A.B, & Kemboja, I. (2009). Using blogs to encourage ESL students to write constructively in English. AJTLHE: Asean Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), 45-57. [Google Scholar]
  16. Oravec, J. A. (2002). Bookmarking the world: Weblog applications in education. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(5), 616-621. [Google Scholar]
  17. Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful Web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. [Google Scholar]
  18. Simsek, D. (2009). The effect of weblog integrated writing instruction on primary school students writing performance. International Journal of Instruction, 2,(2), 31-46. [Google Scholar]
  19. Sun, Y. C. (2009). Voice blog: An exploratory study of language learning. Language Learning & Technology, 13(2), 88–103. [Google Scholar]
  20. Sun, Y. C. (2010). Extensive writing in foreignlanguage classrooms: A blogging approach. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 47(3), 327-339. [Google Scholar]