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Internet 2013
Foreign and second language teachers exploring the web (first in 2012, now in 2013), mulling the integration of technology, musing on how that relates to language learning and teaching, plus our own professional development as educators.
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Weblogs: a tool for EFL interaction, expression, and self-evaluation [ELT Journal]

Weblogs: a tool for EFL interaction, expression, and self-evaluation [ELT Journal] | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Abstract:  "The use of blogs in EFL learning and teaching has recently attracted a great deal of research attention. Previous research has demonstrated that blogs foster development of EFL skills. This study, which takes a sociocultural approach, focuses on EFL interaction. Specifically, the study aims to identify the interaction strategies that bloggers employ by exploring both teacher-initiated and student-initiated interactions. An EFL undergraduate class at the University of Chile serves as the vantage point for discussion. Bloggers’ posts and comments are thematically analysed for the purposes of this study. It is demonstrated that blogs promote EFL interaction, self-expression, self-evaluation, and a sense of language progress. The study may be of interest to educationists around the world who are interested in identifying how blogs can best be harnessed within foreign language education for the benefit of learners."


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Deanna Bradford's curator insight, January 18, 2013 12:40 PM

Using weblogs (i.e.Wordpress) in the classroom. Possibly good for Portfolio Assessment?

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Blogging In The Classroom: A 4-Step Guide - Edudemic

Blogging In The Classroom: A 4-Step Guide - Edudemic | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
As this visualization from the always wonderful langwitches explains, 21st century skills are learned and enhanced by blogging in the classroom.

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Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments - [Oct 2011, special issue] Language Learning & Technology

Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments - [Oct 2011, special issue] Language Learning & Technology | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

[Excerpt from special issue commentary]:  "The areas of autonomy and technology in language education have a potentially very close but in practice often also uneasy relationship. [...]  Technology has the potential to not only provide access to resources for learning in a superficial sense, but also to offer increased affordances for autonomous learning. Opportunities for interaction, situated learning, and support for learning outside formal contexts, have greatly improved because of technology. These affordances are not yet always capitalized on"



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A nice collection of open access articles about autonomy in language learning, including blogging, intercultural communication, self-access centers, collaborative digital video projects, and more.

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Deanna Bradford's curator insight, January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

Awesome articles about autonomy in language learning + technology