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|Title||The Effectiveness of Using Edmodo on Developing Seventh Graders' Writing Skills and their Attitude towards Writing in Gaza Governorate|
|Title in Arabic||فاعلية استخدام edmodo على تحسين الاداء الكتابي باللغة الانجليزية لدى طالبات الصف السابع واتجاهاتهن نحو الكتابة|
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of using Edmodo as a teaching and learning virtual class to the product writing approach on enhancing Palestinian seventh graders‘ English writing skills and their attitudes towards writing. To achieve this aim, the researcher followed the experimental approach so she chose a random sample of 50 EFL female students studying at Al Majda Wasella prep "B" Girls' School in the Directorate of Education-west Gaza. The participants were divided into two equivalent groups. The two groups were equivalent in terms of their age, previous learning, and achievement in English language in general and achievement in English writing in particular and in the use of the writing production. The researcher used two tools. The first tool was a writing skills test to measure students' writing performance in general and their writing product skills in particular before and after the intervention. The second tool was writing attitudes scale to explore students' attitudes towards writing in English before and after the intervention. In addition, the Edmodo was used as a teaching and learning virtual class to the product writing approach for explaining the writing lessons included in the first-term of English for Palestine 7. The collected data were analyzed and treated statistically through the use of SPSS. The findings of the study revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the mean scores attained by the experimental group and that attained by the control group in the post writing skills test in favor of the experimental group. This showed a remarkable improvement in English writing performance of the experimental group students in general and in their writing product skills in particular as compared with the control group students. Likewise, the findings indicated that there were statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the experimental group on the writing attitudes scale before and after the experiment in favor of the after administration of the experiment. This means that the participants' attitudes towards English writing after the implementation of the Edmodo positively changed. Additionally, implementing the effect size equation, the study revealed that Edmodo project had a large effect size in favor of the experimental group. The researcher recommended the necessity of using the Edmodo in teaching English writing to attain better results in students' English writing skills, to enable them to use the writing product and to develop their attitudes towards English writing. Also, the researcher suggested that further researches should be conducted to explore the effect of the use of the Edmodo on different English language skills and other school subjects.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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