Application of Padlet.com to Improve Assessment as Learning in Speaking Classes: An Action Research in Vietnam
Keywords:Remote learning, Padlet, speaking, online learning quality
Hardly could 4.0 education processes exist without digital tools, which has, particularly, been proved worldwide throughout waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. Vietnam, where remote learning, instead of blended or traditional approaches, was carried out at almost all educational institutions as the last resort during this period, is not an exception. In order to support students in learning English efficiently and effectively, the research team conducted action research by applying Padlet.com in speaking lessons for 93 Business-majored students at a Vietnamese university in semester 1 of the academic year 2021-2022. A questionnaire, speaking assessment rubric, and class observations were designed to investigate the effectiveness of the interactive tool in class assessment as learning. The findings include students’ positive attitudes and perceptions towards the practice and some achievements. This paper is expected to enlighten teachers and stakeholders in the domain of education in general and those of languages in particular on the ways to utilize Padlet.com so as to improve their students’ online learning quality.
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