Abstract

This study focuses on some important aspects of Web 2.0 tool Nicenet in teaching EFL writing at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. It surveys students’ perceptions towards the use of Nicenet in facilitating their English writing. While carrying out the research, qualitative research methods were employed. Data were mainly gathered through questionnaire, students’ writings posted on Nicenet forum as well as pre and post test of writing tasks. Participants used Nicenet conference as an online portfolio, where they shared personal experiences and posted writing assignments based on lessons and discussions. The results of this study revealed that the Nicenet is supportive to reduce language barriers and increase students’ motivation in writing English. As an online tool, Nicenet is also found useful for enhancing language learners’ writing abilities. It provides opportunities to post messages and allows conferencing among students and teacher(s). The instructor felt that the Nicenet is a constructive tool for monitoring students’ writing and providing necessary measures for helping pupils to be good language learners. The findings and discussion of this paper may assist practitioners in implementing Web 2 tools in designing suitable EFL writing activities for students.

How to Cite
SHAJEDUL ARIFEEN, MARIUM JAMILA, M.. Evolving EFL Writing Through Interactive WEB 2.0 Tool Nicenet: Students Perceptions in a Bangladeshi Context. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], july 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2574>. Date accessed: 07 mar. 2021.