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The use of blackboard in the practice of English-Speaking Skills among Saudi EFL learners during COVID-19

Al-Oqaily, Emran Ismail and Salam, Abdul Rahim and Na, Kew Si (2022) The use of blackboard in the practice of English-Speaking Skills among Saudi EFL learners during COVID-19. Arab World English Journal, NA (SI). pp. 342-355. ISSN 2229-9327

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.23


The current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic caused a temporary halt to educational activities around the world. The abrupt and fast shift from regular face-to-face learning to fully online learning altered the students' impressions toward the Blackboard application and its use. It is important to have an in-depth analysis of the effectiveness of using the blackboard platform in developing students' skills. The current study included a review of both quantitative and qualitative papers according to their relevance to the Saudi context to get a clearer image about the use of blackboard in building up Saudi EFL learners speaking skills. The purpose of this study is to address and review the studies that investigate students' perceptions of the Blackboard program as a mere tool of learning English courses in Preparatory Year, as well as the impact of those perceptions on students' use of Blackboard. This work underlines previous literature associated with blackboard as a platform in the practice of speaking skills in the English language among Saudi English as Foreign Language (EFL) Learners. It is meant to provide an overview of how Blackboard computer and internet-based virtual class (CIBVC) is used to overcome Saudi EFL learners' difficulties in English-speaking skills and describes their speaking ability from the perspectives of accuracy, fluency, and Anxiety. This work suggests that the students' earlier knowledge of online learning via Blackboard has a positive impact on their perceptions. It also contributed to online learning of English language speaking skills and the learning via the online learning platforms' research field the outbreak of COVID-19.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:blackboard, speaking skills, fluency, accuracy, managing anxiety, covid-19, online learning, Perception
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:101034
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:25 May 2023 03:48
Last Modified:25 May 2023 03:48

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