In many ways learning to blog is learning to learn, a lifelong skill whose practice can enrich the lives of learners and continue to provide them with a self-driven vehicle for exploration, discovery, and continued linguistic development.
The purpose of this webquest is to make us use blogs and other collaboration tools and stimulate our thinking on how to bring EFL/ESL to blogosphere.
In the next six weeks, we will:
- start our own blogs and familiarize ourselves with the type of communication/interaction they make possible
- jointly create 'Weblogs in ESL/EFL' resource and FAQ pages using a wiki
- survey and test the myriad tools available to support and enrich personal webpublishing
- discuss the application of such tools in EFL/ESL
- examine and reflect upon some recent and ongoing educational blogging projects in the field of ESL/EFL
- and finally explore answers for ways to maintain a thriving blog-based language learning community.
There are many things to do, read and attend to during this quest. In order to keep the overall activity balanced, we'd like to ensure that the tasks are spread out over the range of participants. This is why you will be:
- working individually on your personal blogs
- participating in groups in the community blog
- working in a group on our wiki.
The success of the course for everyone depends on your cooperation with these group tasks. Each week a number of you will be responsible for the tasks assigned to the different groups. However, you should not feel limited to that task alone. Feel free to do other tasks as long as you have fulfilled the responsibility of your assigned task(s).
Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Webquest designed by
Aaron Campbell, Barbara Dieu and Graham Stanley
for Evonline 2005 workshop on Blogs in EFL/ESL Classes