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The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of using the peer feedback activity through Canvas LMS to enhance EFL students’ writing ability and to explore the students’ opinions on the implementation of peer feedback activity through Canvas LMS. The sample group comprised 54 students of the Intensive English for Academic Purposes Course (IEAP) at Pannasastra University, obtained by applying the purposive sampling method. The samples were divided into two groups: the experimental and the control groups, 27 students for each group. The instruments for data collection included 1) the pre-test and post-test, 2) a questionnaire, and 3) semi-structured interview questions. The data were statistically analyzed for mean, standard deviation, and t-test.
The results revealed that the peer feedback activity through Canvas LMS had positive effects on students’ writing ability in three aspects: 1) increasing their motivation, 2) raising their awareness on grammar and spelling issues, and 3) facilitating classroom management and providing students their own space of learning. Therefore, this activity can be useful for implementing in the English writing class, particularly in the EFL context similar to the context of this study.
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