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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(5) 333-347

The Use of Canvas, A Learning Management System, to Reduce EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Anxiety

Zeynep Yaprak

pp. 333 - 347   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2201-06-0001.R2

Published online: October 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 279  |  Number of Download: 375


As traditional education has evolved with the Internet and technology, e-learning has shown rapid and significant growth. Many studies have emphasized the positive effects of technology and online resources in foreign and second language education. Because of its role in reducing foreign language anxiety, the use of digital technology has an important role in learners’ emotional healing. Therefore, the use of a digital platform, Canvas, and the exploration of its effects on learners’ public speaking anxiety and performance in L2 are the main research foci in this study. With this point of departure, in order to measure the effect of intervention related to the use of online speaking tasks and podcasts through Canvas, a one-group pretest-posttest was employed. Data regarding participants’ public speaking anxiety before and after the treatment were collected through the PRPSA (Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety) scale. Additionally, speaking rubrics were used as assessment tools for scoring learners’ pre and post oral performances. For more detailed information related to the participants’ learning experiences and changes in their emotional states, participants were encouraged to join online forums on Canvas. The results showed that the use of digital platforms and podcasts had a significant role in boosting learners’ confidence and public speaking performances through alleviating their anxiety.

Keywords: Canvas, Speaking Anxiety, Technology, E-Learning, Internet

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APA 6th edition
Yaprak, Z. (2022). The Use of Canvas, A Learning Management System, to Reduce EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Anxiety . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), 333-347. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.20

Yaprak, Z. (2022). The Use of Canvas, A Learning Management System, to Reduce EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Anxiety . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), pp. 333-347.

Chicago 16th edition
Yaprak, Zeynep (2022). "The Use of Canvas, A Learning Management System, to Reduce EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Anxiety ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (5):333-347. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.20.

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