Enhancing EFL Writing Instruction through Technology in Iran

Peivand Zandi, Pramela Krish


The application of technology in English language classrooms has recently become a common practice around the world. However, Iranian EFL teachers are not very experienced in dealing with technology. By the same token, understanding teachers’ attitude and their real experience of technology in EFL context is important .The aims of the study are to find out EFL teachers’ belief of using technology in teaching of writing after integration and ways to improve teaching practice with help of blogging through the theory of community of practice. A total of 7 EFL teachers from two different universities participated in this study. They have experienced an online environment as a means to share their knowledge of teaching of writing to improve students’ writing skill. The results from the interviews indicated that the online environment helped students to grow positive attitudes toward writing skills and it improved their writing. They also considered online technology as an effective teaching tool that can change the way they deliver their teaching of writing.

Keywords: technology, teacher perception, community of practice, writing, blogging


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