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  1. 1. Learning on Blog Course Presenter : Andrew Mark Jessica Instructor : Dr. Po-Yi Hung Date: Dec. 24, 2008
  2. 2. Blog <ul><li>In the recent 20 years, instead of body language and face-to-face conversations, blogs are a new way to communication through words on computer screen. Here are advantages and disadvantages of blogs in EFL writing: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages <ul><li>1. Blogs can be an excellent way of sharing knowledge in an EFL writing environment. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Students are better informed by a teacher because messages from the teacher can be displayed on blogs for a whole semester. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>3. In terms of writing, blogs offer more opportunities for collaborating. Students can compare other classmates’ with their own and learn from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Blogs can be a positive way of getting feedback, giving suggestion and comments to the class community. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages <ul><li>5 . Engaging students’ participation in reading articles / writing assignments on blog. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Blogs can be a classroom activity extension for students to do reading or writing assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Blogs can display students’ learning processes and serve as learning portfolios. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disadvantages <ul><li>1. Literally, feedback and comments are free to give to peers. However, giving comments need training, so does possessing good writing skills to evaluate peers’ performances </li></ul><ul><li>2. Many people don’t have very much to say, and are unable to write down their ideas clearly to the points. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages <ul><li>3. Blogs can display photos. audio and even video files. However, audio and video may greatly reduce the speed that no one would like to wait for them. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Although all sorts of voices and opinions can be written to peers’ performance, it can be wasting time if opinion givers do not speak truth in love. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is Blog? <ul><li>Easily speaking, from any Internet connection point, blogging has become firmly established as a web based communication tool. </li></ul><ul><li>The blogging phenomenon has evolved from its early origin as a medium for the publication of simple, online personal diaries, to the latest disruptive technology, the ' killer app ' that has the capacity to engage people in collaborative activity, knowledge sharing, reflection and debate (Hiler, 2003). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Application on Listening <ul><li>Video: Podcasting in Plain English </li></ul>Online resources from blogs Cell phone i-pod Mp3 player Listening whenever or wherever you are Posting reflection onto blogs Completing open-ended Q & A on blogs
  10. 10. Application on Reading and Writing <ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Another recommended blog : Twitter -- http:// / </li></ul>Massy reading Typing to submit comment or reflections Accumulating writing skills
  11. 11. Application on Speaking <ul><li>Little application on speaking. </li></ul>Speaking recording Posting onto blogs Time- consuming Dilatory Delayed ?
  12. 12. Discussion Blogs Skills Reading & Writing Video MP3 Photo Music
  13. 13. Blog Activity for Writing
  14. 14. Blog Activity for Writing
  15. 15. Blog Activity for Writing
  16. 16. Blog Activity
  17. 17. <ul><li>Thank You for Listening. </li></ul>