Using Multiply as a class management and communication system for EFL classes
This paper outlines the unofficial use of a social networking and blogging site called Multiply by several EFL teachers and their students in Tama University’s English Shower program in Tama City, Tokyo. Five teachers used the system as a communication hub for their classes, requiring students to access it regularly to submit homework, receive corrected work, check their class schedules, and other tasks depending on the class and the teacher. At the end of the term, students were surveyed using an online form to assess the perceived usefulness of having used the system. Though survey results confirmed some issues for teachers that came to light half-way through the term, the responses of those having used the system were also positive.
Mork, C. (2009). Using Multiply as a class management and communication system for EFL classes. The JALT CALL Journal, 5(1), 77-90.