Blog to Learn English

Technology changes; so does the way we learn. What began as lectures in the mundane classroom environment has now transformed into multiple interactions with learners from across the globe. The world has indeed become real small.

When blog was first created in the late 90’s, it was no more than a collection of bookmarks of interesting web pages. It later became a personal diary and an online journal. As time went on, educators discovered that blogs could be used to supplement the learning of English. It provides learners with a cutting edge tool to communicate with other language learners around the world in the comfort of their homes. Students are no more confined to the four walls of their classroom listening to the same teacher. They could now leave their physical classrooms and dwell into the virtual world to get in touch with other learners to enhance what they have learnt in class.

Studies by researchers have discovered that blogs are beneficial for the following reasons:

  1. It motivates students to keep learning.
  2. Students begin to enjoy writing in real situations.
  3. Class participation increases as blogging encourages shy students to take part in learning.
  4. Students become more independent learners rather than relying on their teachers’ input all the time.

…and much more. There are sceptics, as with all new stuff, but to the rest of us, blogging is the way forward. Let’s blog to learn then 😛


Posted on July 7, 2009, in Jottings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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