LEARNING ENGLISH BY USING WEBLOGSNOOR AZURAH BINTI ABDUL RAZAK D20101037502
WeblogA weblog (or blog) is an online journal thatan individual can continuously update with hisor her own words, ideas, and thoughtsthrough software that enables one to easilydo so.
Creating a Writing Course Utilizing Class and Student Blogs (article 1)
Tips for a successful blog-based class: Class blog must be viewable by all students Students must have their own blog for posting assignments. Only 2 people (teacher and student) can view the student’s blog. Students can edit their own writing andteacher can add comments. Students cannot edit the teacher’s comments.
Using LiveJournal for Authentic Communication in EFL Classes (article 3)Offer a free weblog hosting service that alsofacilitates social interaction with members aroundthe world based on their mutual interest.Learners write and software helps them to findreaders with its ‘interests’,’friends’ and communityfeatures.Reading the friends page and respondingAssigning homework
CONCLUSIONWeblog can be used in EFL classCombined with essential discussion and lecture fromteacher, the utilization of both class and studentsblogs can maximize student access to class materialsand exposure to teacher feedback.The number of blog applications can be increased asteachers continue to share their ideas for variousapplications of blog for teaching EFL
REFERENCESAndrew Johnson(August 2004). Creating a writing course utilizing class and students blogs. Accessed October 02, 2011 from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Johnson-Blogs/ Aaron Patric Campbell (February 2003). Weblogs for use with ESL classes. Accessed October 02, 2011 from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Campbell-Weblogs.html Aaron Patric Campbell (September 2004). Using livejournal for authentic communication in EFL classes. Accessed October 03, 2011 from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Campbell-LiveJournal/