Title: A framework for an online forum for a writing course
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Creator: Mei-Yuit Chan
Ngee-Thai Yap
Contributor: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Type: Presentation
Languge: eng
Format: 30.23 min.
Date: 2014-02-03T07:07:04Z
Description: Author Address: Mei-Yuit Chan and Ngee-Thai Yap, Universiti Putra Malaysia
The bane of teaching writing is that there is a scarcity of CALL (computer-assisted language learning) courseware that can effectively teach writing. Conventional CALL systems are unable to interact realistically and meaningfully with students and to provide the motivation for students to write. The success of e-Learning 2.0 that creatively applies technologies for social networking to education has pointed out a new direction for CALL. Based on insights from e-Learning 2.0, an online forum was developed and implemented as the CALL component of a writing course for ESL (English as a second language) learners in a university in Malaysia. The online forum project was conceptualised with the specific aim of helping to achieve the objectives of the classroom-based writing course it complements. With proper planning and implementation, the forum technology can be successfully utilised to complement writing instruction. This paper presents the framework that was used to guide the designing of the forum. It describes the five basic components of the framework, that are course objectives, the model adopted for the forum, pedagogical considerations, control, and teacher role.
Relation: International e-Learning Conference 2008 (IEC2008), November 20-21, 2008
Subject: Blended learning
CALL for writing
E-Learning 2.0
Writing instruction
Online forums
Electronic discussion groups
Identifier: http://oer.thaicyberu.go.th/handle/6626105234/68
Source: Thai Cyber University
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Office of the Higher Education Commission. Thailand Cyber University Project

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