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Published on May 16, 2007

Author: sasasirk

Source: slideshare.net

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A report on student blogging exploration within the writingmatrix project
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WRITINGMATRIX AT VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF TŠC IN NOVA GORICA, SLOVENIA Saša Sirk

CONTENTS Who we are and what we do What we’ve learnt so far Student response How it has helped student writing

Who we are and what we do

What we’ve learnt so far

Student response

How it has helped student writing

WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE COME FROM Saša Sirk, an ESP lecturer at TŠC Nova Gorica The Sunny Side of the Alps - our tiny Slovenia Our class –informatics engineering students

Saša Sirk, an ESP lecturer at TŠC Nova Gorica

The Sunny Side of the Alps - our tiny Slovenia

Our class –informatics engineering students

ABOUT US Adult class (28+), Our ESP course a combination of Business English, Computer English and General English F2F Students’ level of English ranges from lower intermediate to advanced

Adult class (28+),

Our ESP course a combination of Business English, Computer English and General English

F2F

Students’ level of English ranges from lower intermediate to advanced

INFORMAL COURSE-RELATED DISCUSSIONS Moodle forum Class blog

Moodle forum

Class blog

JOINING THE WRITINGMATRIX PROJECT Blogger Bloglines Technorati Del.icio.us

Blogger

Bloglines

Technorati

Del.icio.us

GLIMPSES FROM MY STUDENTS’ BLOGS They’ve been sharing: their passions, videos, drawings, photos, projects, bloglines feeds del.icio.us items, interesting info, articles, news, etc.

They’ve been sharing:

their passions,

videos,

drawings,

photos,

projects,

bloglines feeds

del.icio.us items,

interesting info, articles, news, etc.

WHAT WE’VE LEARNT SO FAR Subscribing to blogs using an aggregator is an efficient way to keep up to date with whatever interests you, Blog offers many possibilities to express yourself, There’s real audience out there, Comments are great, Checking out other people’s blogs and commenting their works is fun but also takes time and effort.

Subscribing to blogs using an aggregator is an efficient way to keep up to date with whatever interests you,

Blog offers many possibilities to express yourself,

There’s real audience out there,

Comments are great,

Checking out other people’s blogs and commenting their works is fun but also takes time and effort.

STUDENT RESPONSE Pleasantly surprised - like the idea and the potential behind it, Appreciate real communication, community atmosphere, informal, relaxed interaction, Some more involved than others, Mostly intend to keep up – some actively, some lurking. created at TagCrowd.com

Pleasantly surprised - like the idea and the potential behind it,

Appreciate real communication, community atmosphere, informal, relaxed interaction,

Some more involved than others,

Mostly intend to keep up – some actively, some lurking.

HOW THIS HAS HELPED STUDENT WRITING Their motivation to write in English increased, They are aware of the importance of: being interesting, expressing ideas clearly, making their blogs attractive, They put a lot of effort in what they do, They feel at ease to play and experiment, They care about their blogs.

Their motivation to write in English increased,

They are aware of the importance of:

being interesting,

expressing ideas clearly,

making their blogs attractive,

They put a lot of effort in what they do,

They feel at ease to play and experiment,

They care about their blogs.

THANK YOU THANK YOU

THANK YOU

REFERENCES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:EU_location_SLO.png http://tagcrowd.com/ http://del.icio.us/ http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com http://www.bloglines.com/ http://www.technorati.com/ Class blog: Roštilj http://rostilj.blogspot.com Student blogs: SueAnn http://su4x.blogspot.com/ Matej http://catmanworld.blogspot.com/ Aleš http://bagonales.blogspot.com/ Robert http://kasan-robert.blogspot.com/ Igor http://diverssi.blogspot.com/ Dušan http://dusanpregelj.blogspot.com/ ; http://motorcycles10.blogspot.com/ Aleksander http://alex4uall.blogspot.com/ Bogdan http://napredek.blogspot.com/ Robert Č. http://planinarjenje.blogspot.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:EU_location_SLO.png http://tagcrowd.com/

http://del.icio.us/

http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com

http://www.bloglines.com/

http://www.technorati.com/

Class blog:

Roštilj http://rostilj.blogspot.com

Student blogs:

SueAnn http://su4x.blogspot.com/

Matej http://catmanworld.blogspot.com/

Aleš http://bagonales.blogspot.com/

Robert http://kasan-robert.blogspot.com/

Igor http://diverssi.blogspot.com/

Dušan http://dusanpregelj.blogspot.com/ ; http://motorcycles10.blogspot.com/

Aleksander http://alex4uall.blogspot.com/

Bogdan http://napredek.blogspot.com/

Robert Č. http://planinarjenje.blogspot.com/

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