Enhancing English Writing through Information and Communication Technology: Success and Constraints

By Helen Yeh.

Published by The International Journal of Literacies

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This paper explores how the use of information and communication technology (ICT) can help students learn and improve their English writing. The design and the implementation of effective online tasks are elaborated, with detailed examples, in this paper. Although there are some constraints in enhancing English writing through ICT, the success of online writing tasks consolidated ICT's position in English writing. The results of the research reflected that online writing tasks could enhance students' English learning motivation and writing performance.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, English Writing, Learning Motivation

The International Journal of Literacies, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp.15-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 276.921KB).

Dr. Helen Yeh

Lecturer, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Helen Yeh has taught in various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and has been providing various kinds of consultancy for language teachers to make use of information and communication technology for language teaching. She has also been doing research on effective language teaching and learning methodology. She is currently working in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKCC).