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Abstract

A methodological online approach for learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in a higher education context is presented in this paper. The pedagogical experience is described and examined following a mixed-methods approach based on bibliometric analysis, content analysis, and categorization. The participants were a group of undergraduate students (n=17) at CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, from the University of Barcelona (Spain), who had to switch to virtual learning due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. They were required to work on a collaborative project arranged in four stages using a combination of two tools, namely Flipgrid and Blogger. Therefore, the underlying theoretical framework draws on previous studies on class blogging and on a document search of academic publications on these two instruments carried out across the core collection of Web of Science (WoS). At the end of their EFL course, students submitted their final portfolio questionnaires, where they expressed their satisfaction with this new approach. However, their comments also put a spotlight on a number of concerns, like anxiety deriving from digital pressure and technological difficulties.

DOI

https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042

Recommended Citation

Iglesias, M. (2021). Learning EFL online through Blogger and Flipgrid in higher education: A collaborative project in times of pandemic. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–16). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042

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