Technology-supported classroom for collaborative learning: Blogging in the foreign language classroom
Dorota Domalewska, Rangsit University, Thailand
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This study examined the phenomenon of blogging as a technologically enhanced support to develop interaction and interrelatedness among learners in a foreign language course. A corpus of 62 blog entries and 30 comments the bloggers left on each other’s blogs were analyzed to find out whether blogs may be used to promote connectivity and collaboration among students. The findings of the study revealed interaction between bloggers was limited, and thus indicate that the use of blogging as a tool to promote collaboration in the foreign language classroom is limited.
The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. It provides a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas about ICT in education for development in hitherto less developed parts of the world.
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