The use of blogs—a computer-mediated communication—is explored for implications in teaching and learning business in an Arab World English as foreign language (EFL) environment. Review of current practice and research from a variety of contexts revealed a theoretical connection to systems theory, technology acceptance model, collaborative learning theory, and the ideas, connections and extensions classification model. Exploration through research produces an analysis of current teaching practice in an EFL and business teaching environment, including why blogs are useful in education and provides examples of how teachers have implemented blogs. A detailed method describing the technical implementation of a blog for a Year 3 Bachelor of e-Business class in the United Arab Emirates, is given as an example.
Online learning, Blogs, United Arab Emirates higher education, Technology-enhanced learning, Formative assessment, Peer-to-peer learning