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ERIC Number: EJ785995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Adventures in the Blogosphere: From Blog Readers to Blog Writers
Ducate, Lara C.; Lomicka, Lara L.
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v21 n1 p9-28 Feb 2008
This paper reports on a year-long project in which students participated as both readers and writers of blogs. Specifically, this study examines the steps students progress through while reading and writing blogs, students' reactions to blogging, and how self-expression is characterised in the blogosphere. Data from student blogs, reports, and focus group interviews suggest that this project fostered both ownership and creativity; allowed students to experiment with language; facilitated expression in a relaxed environment; and provided students with a window into the target culture that their textbooks did not provide. Finally, we also report on questionnaires that were designed to assess students' reactions to the project. Examples from student projects are discussed. (Contains 5 figures, 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A