The Development of an Instructional Design Model on Facebook-Based Collaborative Learning to Enhance EFL Student’s Writing Skills

Abstract

Writing is one of the essential skills that EFL students, specifically in Thailand, need to achieve during their learning English at tertiary education. However, they have few chances to practice writing skills. As many people explore its potential, Facebook can be a great way for both educators and students with writing. This study aims to develop an instructional model to assist students to learn collaboratively in Facebook groups and to enhance their English writing skills at the beginning stage of their learning at university. In this study, theories and previous studies of EFL writing approaches, constructivism, collaborative learning, Facebook groups, and five instructional models are analyzed and synthesized. Moreover, seven steps in designing an instructional model by Brahmawong and Vate-U-Lan (2009) are implemented to develop the instructional model. Then the model is evaluated by three experts. The results of the study will benefit for teachers and learners in writing skills.



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Nguyen Duy Linh, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Suksan Suppasetseree, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: IICLL2015
Stream: Blended learning

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