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ERIC Number: EJ1051501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Writing Using Blogs: A Way to Engage Colombian Adolescents in Meaningful Communication (La escritura a través de bitácoras o "blogs": una forma de involucrar a adolescentes colombianos en comunicación significativa)
Rojas Álvarez, Gloria
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v13 n2 p11-27 Oct 2011
We report an action research project developed with ninth grade students of a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, and which focused on innovating English communication through writing blogs. The project took into account the implementation of a specific blog that proposes activities, suggestions, strategies and links, among other things, to increase communication in English. It also prompted the written production of students in the blogs when posting entries and communicating through them. Some aspects of the project were developed in the classroom; others in the computers room, and others were developed by the students independently or collaboratively with classmates. Findings show how students communicated through writing in blogs and the main characteristics of the interaction that took place when using them.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Carrera 30 No. 45-03 Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Colombia. Tel: +571-3165000 Ext.16780; Fax: +571-3165000 Ext.16780 or 16773; e-mail: rprofile_fchbog@unal.edu.co; Web site: http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/profile
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia