Blogs in language learning

Maximizing students' collaborative writing

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Abstract

Educators have engaged with Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs or podcasts, to make learning more personalized, more interactive and more dynamic. Blogging has emerged as one of the most popular forms of online discourse. Blogging is seen as a learning platform in providing opportunities for learning English which can improve the students' knowledge about their language performance in writing. The unique nature of the blog's architecture and the low cost have not only affected how students can publish and distribute their work to a wider audience but also how the students see themselves as authors. This paper focuses on the use of blogs in a language and IT course which can help to maximize students' collaborative writing. Findings from the blogs include the perceptions of ESL students of how blogging can contribute to the development of the students' writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages537-543
Number of pages7
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

Other

OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Blogs
  • Collaborative writing
  • Computer literacy
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Language learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Blogs in language learning : Maximizing students' collaborative writing. / Amir, Zaini; Ismail, Kemboja; Hussin, Supyan.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 537-543.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Amir, Z, Ismail, K & Hussin, S 2011, Blogs in language learning: Maximizing students' collaborative writing. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 537-543, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.079
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