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A free online webinar about creating and using PLNs. Friday, Nov 9th, 2-4pm, Online at iTDi Adobe Connect Pro . Are you curious about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)? Do you want to learn how to use Facebook and Twitter to connect, collaborate, and share with teachers around the world?...
A writer’s work will quickly improve with a real audience. Writing for an audience of only one is a tedious process. This is the preferred method in education. The writer needs to wait for the composition to be graded. Of course the student writer can always shake off the teacher’s criticism; because the writer is convinced the teacher hates him anyway. With comments from a real audience providing proper feedback, the writer gets a better sense of impact on the audience as well as recognition for accuracy and focus.
I am rehearsing about collaborative writing for a workshop I will give soon. Surfing the net, I came across Many People, Many Minds: Collaborative Writing in the ESL Classroom – a master’s thesis by Morten Oddvik which seems very interesting and would like to share with you.