Motivational Impacts of the Google Docs Integration to Support Collaborative Writing: A Review Approach

Authors

  • Sharifahtun Naim Shahidan Centre for Modern Languages, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  • Zuraina Ali Centre for Modern Languages, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  • Norsuhaily Abu Bakar Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56225/ijassh.v1i3.54

Keywords:

motivation, collaboration, writing, Google Docs, a review approach

Abstract

In recent decades, various digital technology tools such as Google Docs, wikis, and other collaborative writing platforms have shifted the writing perspectives from product-based to process-based writing. Motivation is a crucial component in developing learners' writing skills. It is not feasible to study if one lacks motivation. Therefore, the function of motivation in student learning is crucial to ensure effective writing among students. This paper presents a review of the current trends in the integration of Google Docs in collaborative writing. The review includes critical and analytical discussions on the motivational impact of using Google Docs to support collaborative writing. This study employed content analysis as a data analysis method. The findings show that Google Docs is beneficial to creating a supportive and motivating learning environment for learners. This paper suggests that more studies should be conducted to comprehensively explore the integration of Google Docs in collaborative writing in terms of learning outcomes and attitudes, particularly in the Malaysian higher education setting. Furthermore, examining studies on teachers' attitudes toward collaborative writing and Google Docs integration is highly advised.

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Published

2022-08-31

How to Cite

Shahidan, S. N. ., Ali, Z., & Bakar, N. A. . (2022). Motivational Impacts of the Google Docs Integration to Support Collaborative Writing: A Review Approach. International Journal of Advances in Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(3), 166–171. https://doi.org/10.56225/ijassh.v1i3.54

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