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ERIC Number: EJ1017787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
Using Blogs to Share Learner-Generated Content
Dowling, Sean
TESL-EJ, v17 n2 Aug 2013
Learner-generated content (LGC) has always been produced as part of the learning process; however, it often generally goes no further than the teacher. Research has shown that by exposing LGC to a wider audience, students are motivated to produce work of a higher quality. The process of publishing and sharing LGC also helps students develop key 21st century skills. Furthermore, LGC becomes a valuable learning resource for peers as using the resources ensures that the peers are learning within their zone of proximal development (ZPD). This paper describes how blogs have been used to allow students to publish and share LGC. It also outlines how quality-control mechanisms have been used to ensure that any shared LGC is of appropriate, high-quality content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Colombia; Japan; South Korea; Thailand; United Arab Emirates
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