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ERIC Number: EJ898140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
Blogging in the Language Classroom: It Doesn't "Simply Happen"
Arena, Carla
TESL-EJ, v11 n4 Mar 2008
Ideally, through blogs, students would create content and construct knowledge using the wonders of these publishing tools that abound online. The author definitely believes in the power of blogs to improve students' abilities while learning a second language, in her case, in an EFL context. However, blogging doesn't simply happen. The word has been spread about the potential of blogging for the language classroom, but there needs to be more than an idea to convince students that they can really profit from this tool on the read/write Web. This paper describes the importance of guiding students to use blogs (Web logs) for educational purposes. While blogs are commonly thought of as "simply happening," in fact, educators in a media literate world need to rethink and redefine best practices for using this tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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