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ERIC Number: EJ1083966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Sociocultural Theory, the L2 Writing Process, and Google Drive: Strange Bedfellows?
Slavkov, Nikolay
TESL Canada Journal, v32 n2 p80-94 2015
As familiar and widely used elements of second language pedagogy that can be leveraged in interesting new ways through the use of digital technology. The focus is on a set of affordances offered by Google Drive, a popular online storage and document-sharing technology. On the assumption that dynamic collaboration with peers, teacher feedback, and authentic computer-mediated tasks contribute to the development of writing skills, Google Drive can be seen as an effective tool for meaningful and cost-effective technology-enriched instruction that entails potential advances in pedagogical practice. An overview of the app's user-friendly interface is provided from a nonspecialist perspective, followed by a discussion of how one may go about organizing a writing course using the tool in a language lab or online. Specific examples of tasks used in ESL courses at a North American postsecondary institution are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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