ブログを使用した英語ライティング活動:夏休み課題に関するアンケート調査 [in Japanese] AN ACTIVITY OF WRITING ENGLISH DIARIES ON WEBLOG SITES : A SURVEY ON THE STUDENTS' REFLECTIONS OF THEIR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT DURING THEIR SUMMER VACATION [in Japanese]
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Computer-mediated Communication made it possible to bring an authentic environment of using a second language learners' target language in their classroom. It is also true that there are many opportunities to interact not only with native speakers (like ALTs) but also with their classmates who are also learning the same target language. The present research focused on an English writing activity, which was assigned to 130 sophomore students at Nagaoka National College of Technology (NNCT) during the summer vacation in 2005. 33 of them chose to do it on their blog site through the Internet so that their classmates were able to check what they were doing and, hopefully, interact with each other during their summer vacation. A survey was carried out among those 33 students about the assignment. Most of them were able to build up their confidence for what they have done, increase the chance of using dictionaries, and enjoy writing on their blog sites. However, the result did not show that this activity would strengthen the relationship among the participants.
- Research reports of the Nagaoka Technical College
Research reports of the Nagaoka Technical College 42(1), 1-9, 2006-03
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