Student generated content in higher education technology-related blogs

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Abstract

This interdisciplinary study integrates technology, linguistics and language teaching theories and methods and highlights the effectiveness of technology-related blogs, created and maintained by students. For the purpose of this paper, various aspects of the Student Generated Content (SGC) postings quality as well as certain technical writing skills (e.g. relevance and exemplification) are examined. SGC has been analyzed using discourse analysis as a methodological tool. Student informal conversational interviews have also been used as supportive evidence. The results of the study indicate that while the students possess certain technical writing skills (e.g. relevance), they lack exemplification-an essential skill in technical written communication. The study highlights the dual pedagogical significance of student technology-related blog development both a) as a highly motivating student learning activity and b) as a valuable source of data collection (SGC Discourse) useful for educators and researchers to assess students' written language expression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages289-295
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467382434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2015
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2015 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2015
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period19/11/1520/11/15

Keywords

  • Blogs
  • CMS-Content Management System
  • Data mining
  • Discourse analysis
  • E-business
  • Linguistics
  • Social media
  • Social software
  • Technical writing
  • Technology and teaching
  • User generated content

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    Ktoridou, D., & Doukanari, E. (2015). Student generated content in higher education technology-related blogs. In Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2015 (pp. 289-295). [7359605] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMCTL.2015.7359605