EFL teachers’ perception on the use of online platforms in collaborative writing activities among high school students


The use of online platforms in EFL teaching and learning have been intensified in the last couple of years due to the regulation of online learning and blended learning. This study is focusing on EFL teachers’ perspectives on the implementation of varied types of online word processors and synchronous digital white-board such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word Online, Google Jamboard, Miro, and other similar platforms. This is a survey study which apply close-ended questionnaire to obtain the data from 32 EFL teachers from different senior high schools in Lampung, Bengkulu and Central Java. There are 17 likert-scaled questionnaire items which are designed to identify EFL teachers’ perceptions on the use of online platforms to aid collaborative writing activities among senior high school students. The findings show that the EFL teachers’ have common belief regarding the advantages of word processors-based and digital white board-based online platforms as supporting media for collaborative writing activities. 75% of the teachers also believe that they should adapt and be ready if more effective platforms emerge in the future.


Collaborative writing, digital whiteboard, EFL teachers ,online platforms, word-processors


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DOI : https://doi.org/10.32698/ISPIVIII577