A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON THEINTEGRATION OF COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION (CMC) IN PROCESS WRITING APPROACH TOWARDS ESL STUDENTS’ WRITING
Izzah Ismail, Adlina Abdul Samad
This paper primarily discusses the literature on the asynchronous mode implemented in a Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) environment and process writing approach for writing. The aim of this paper is to develop a research design for the study entitled ‘The Role of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) used in Process Writing Approach among Secondary ESL Students’ Writing’. Hence, this review draws on 40 reviewed articles, published from 2006 until 2018. The selected articles were gathered from several online databases such as Google Scholar, Google, Science Direct, ERIC, SAGE, Canadian Center of Science and Education, Taylor & Francis Online, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Masters and Doctoral dissertations from researchers all over the world and journal articles from local universities, namely UiTM E-Journal, UTM Open E-Journal and UKM Journal Article Repository. Majority of the studies were conducted either in ESL/EFL primary schools, secondary schools or tertiary level settings. The combination of the findings was classified into three sections; idea development and students’ engagement; assistance from teachers; apprehension and motivation. The purpose of compiling the data is to discover the connection of incorporating CMC in process writing approach for the enhancement of students’ writing skills.
CMC, Process Writing, writing skills, ESL secondary school students, asynchronous, apprehension, motivation