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Using Blogs to Enhance Content Learning for Students Who Are Learning in a Second Language
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, , Dubai Men's College, United Arab Emirates

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The use of Blogs by English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers is well-documented and increasingly well-studied. Blogs in the ESL classroom provide a useful medium for writing and teacher commentary. However, the use of Blogs as a tool for the learner to construct and reflect on understanding of content in an ESL environment is much more problematic. Content teachers need to develop the skills to foster the development of, and recognize evidence of, content understanding in student Blog posts within the framework of limited English language proficiency. In this best practice session, the presenters will discuss their personal experiences with using Blogs in content courses for second language learners in the Middle East. Specific applications within the context of courses on management, financial services, micro- & macro-economics, and marketing will be used as examples.

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Sheetz, D. & Curcher, M. (2008). Using Blogs to Enhance Content Learning for Students Who Are Learning in a Second Language. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1254-1259). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 14, 2021 from .

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