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ERIC Number: ED550144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Implementing Gmail Docs and Blogs for Enhancing Motivation towards Writing in English
Gomez Zapata, Julian Esteban
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This action research paper dealt with how to increase motivation towards writing in English through blogs and Gmail docs in a private school in Medellín, Colombia. It was necessary to explore the concepts of "social interaction," "motivation" and "reasons for writing" to understand how blogs and Gmail docs favored English writing improvement and increase in this group. A questionnaire to the whole group, interviews to two students, teacher's journal entries and students samples (blog) were used to collect data. These instruments were carried out at the beginning and at the end of the project. Conclusions were drawn concerning certain criteria and some strategies to actually increase motivation and willingness in this group of teenagers. The following are appended: (1) School syllabus and events for the project; and (2) Strategies for making Gmail docs and blog more productive.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia