Blogging and language learning

Blogs can provide teachers and learners with a tool that is very easy to set up and that provides a space where they can interact and practise language use. Considering blogs in education generally, Will Richardson points out that blogging means linking to content, analyzing and synthesizing that content, and writing for real readers, with […]

Fostering Learner Autonomy with a Digital Video Project

Melody & Joy Photo Credit: Franz Walter2013 via Compfight cc Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)(what is ICTs? Click here) have witnessed the emergence of new literacies in online contexts. The features of the new practices are as follows: Representation, which includes visual and hypertexual modes; Increased interaction and communication. Individuals have opportunities to […]

A Guideline of Digital Multimodal Composition: Integrating Audio & Video into Writing

By Cecile, Nancy and Mia Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk via Compfight cc Nowadays, teachers are quite familiar with teaching students to compose alphabetic texts (what is alphabetic? click here) in the digital environments, such as reports, academic essays, research papers, etc. However, they are often reluctant to introduce multiple modes in media into their writing […]

Blogs in language education

According to Rebecca Blood, the weblog (or ‘blog’ for short) is the first ‘native’ genre of the internet (follow this link if you want to see a good video of what blogging is all about). If you think about it, blogs fundamentally change the way that we read and write. They provide people with the […]