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ERIC Number: EJ877813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Ning and Writing to Learn
Ettzevoglou, Nathalie; McBride, Jessica
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n4 2009
Writing effectively is academically and professionally crucial for students, and helping them attain that skill is a major goal for writing instruction. The social networking site Ning offers a variety of Web 2.0 tools that can help students learn to write as well as write to learn. In this article, the authors describe their personal experiment using Ning to implement a semester-long write-to-learn activity with two sections of the writing course French Literature and Civilization in Translation. Although this article is a personal account rather than an exhaustive scientific study, the authors hope that a discussion of their experience, their students' feedback, and perceived results will guide others considering such activities in their classrooms. (Contains 5 figures and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut