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Blog final version

  1. 1. Literature Report - Blog 699137004 Patrice 698137001 Jean 697136014 Greg
  2. 2. Outline Blogs for Language Learning Purpose 2 Blogs for Teaching 3 Advantages & Disadvantages 4 Reminder 6 Problems and difficulties 5 Demonstration 7 Introduction 1
  3. 3. Weblog = Blog <ul><ul><li>Theoretical Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative and Collaborative Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A) Website - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easily created & Updateable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) Content - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entries in reverse chronological order </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topic-oriented & various forms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C) Function - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlink & Upload </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readable & commentary </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs for Language Learning <ul><li>A. Easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>B. Readily accessible & free </li></ul><ul><li>C. Multilingual (e.g. blogger) </li></ul><ul><li>D. Instantly publishable </li></ul><ul><li>E. Commenting function -> interaction </li></ul><ul><li>F. Transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>G. Target language (authentic) blogs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs for Teaching (1) <ul><li>1. The tutor blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For learners to find information about course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help students explore the web resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give voice to one’s feelings and thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=> Restriction: students only write comments on the subject the teacher has posted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. The learner blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online journal or portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous to update own thoughts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Returning to previous written work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suited for reading & writing classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=> Requiring teachers more time and effort </li></ul></ul>Company Logo
  6. 6. Blogs for Teaching (2) <ul><li>3. The class blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The best used as a collaborative discussion space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A joint effort between students and teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for facilitating project-based language learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating an online resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing collaborative texts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>A. Be able to upload visual teaching aids and do </li></ul><ul><li>recording </li></ul><ul><li>B. Learners can access blog at anytime </li></ul><ul><li>C. Extra opportunities to practice writing in a </li></ul><ul><li>natural way. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Collaborative learning, peer correction and </li></ul><ul><li>feedback. (e.g. interactive, intrusive, delayed FB) </li></ul><ul><li>E. Be able to interact with people all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>F. Reciprocal-communication mechanism </li></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>A. Teacher’s heavy workload </li></ul><ul><li>B. Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>C. Outside disturbance </li></ul><ul><li>D. Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>E. Time-investment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Problems/Difficulties <ul><li>A. Delay turning assignment </li></ul><ul><li>B. Technical problems </li></ul><ul><li>C. Low engagement </li></ul><ul><li>D. Should teachers correct students’ mistakes? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reminders <ul><li>A. A tutorial on the basic operations </li></ul><ul><li>B. Choosing the right platform for your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>needs </li></ul><ul><li>C. Using extra marks </li></ul><ul><li>D. Offering learners chances to communicate with </li></ul><ul><li>real readers. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Demonstration
  12. 12. Thank You !

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