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ERIC Number: EJ894500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Extensive Writing in Foreign-Language Classrooms: A Blogging Approach
Sun, Yu-Chih
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v47 n3 p327-339 Aug 2010
A weblog (blog or Web log) has recently become one of the most widely used Internet applications. The current study concerns developing a blog specifically designed for learners learning English as a foreign language. The study investigated the effects of extensive writing by comparing the writing performance in the first three and the last three blog entries written by the participants. The study also conducted a survey to examine participants' blogging process and their perception of blogging. The results of the study show that writing on blogs could enhance participants' overall writing performance, promote participants' autonomous monitoring of their own writing, and promote positive attitudes toward foreign-language writing. From its findings, the study concluded that writing weblogs in an online environment could be beneficial in improving learners' writing skills, enhance learners' motivation to write, and foster both learners' monitoring strategies and learner autonomy. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan