Saturday, January 1, 2011

Are You Ready to Blog? In Faizah Mohamad (Ed.), Technology in ESL Classrooms

Journal writing has been proven as an eminent and supportive teaching tool across the grades and the curriculum (Hopkins, 2003). It is also a common pedagogical technique in writing courses (Krause, 2005). Nowadays, the writing of e-journals or blogs is becoming progressively more popular as it is one of the easiest ways – almost as easy as sending an email – to publish student writing on the Internet (Stanley, 2005). Given the nature and characteristics of blogs, educators have the opportunities to employ this innovative tool in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms, particularly to enhance journal writing with their students. In addition, if blogs have the potential for application in English Language Teaching (ELT), an investigation should be conducted to study this new educational innovation.

Citation (APA 6th ed.):
Mah, B. Y., & Liaw, S. C. (2011). Are you ready to blog? In Faizah Mohamad (Ed.), Technology in ESL classrooms (pp. 33-54). Selangor, Malaysia: University Publication Centre, Universiti Teknologi MARA

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