電腦輔助語言教學

Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

Instructor: Chi-Fen Emily Chen  陳其芬

Department of English

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


Course Introduction

課程簡介

Course Contents

課程內容

Interactive Exercises

互動練習

Online Dictionaries

線上字典

Web Resources

網路資源

Student Blogs

學生網誌

Student Projects

學生作品

Discussion Forum

線上討論區

Student Blogs & Wikis

Instruction:  Blog  and  Wiki

Part A:  Blog

 Please read "What's a blog?" (a quick tour provided by Blogger.com) to get basic information about how a blog works.

 

Please create a blog for your group now. You can create a blog quickly and easily using tools provided by a free blog host such as:

- Blogger  (http: http://www.blogger.com/start)

- Blog-City  (http://www.blog-city.com/bc/)

- Tripod Blog Builder  (http://blog.tripod.lycos.com/)

- Free ESL Blogs  (http://212.100.225.72/free%2Desl%2Dblogs.com/)

- WebCrimizon (http://www.crimsonzine.com/)

- Upsaid  (http://www.upsaid.com/)

- Pitas  (http://www.pitas.com)

Once you create a blog, you and your group members can start using it to record your learning journals, exchange ideas and opinions, raise questions, or write anything you want. You can also add pictures and audio files to your blog.

 You can also read

1) "Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes" by Aaron Patric Campbell, from The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. IX, No. 2, February 2003. You can get an overview of how blogs can be used in learning and teaching English.

2) "Blogging for ELT" by Graham Stanley, British Council, Barcelona. This article takes a look at blogging, an increasingly popular language learning tool, and gives an overview of blogging websites, suggests why language teachers and students might want to use them, and gives some practical advice on setting up blogs for use.
 

There are hundreds of blogs specifically created for English learning and teaching purposes. Check out the following two websites. They list many blogs about English learning and teaching. See if you can hunt for some treasure!

- TESL: Weblogs (http://iteslj.org/links/TESL/Weblogs/)

- Blogs for learning English + teaching English (http://www.eslgo.net/)

 

Part B.  Wiki

 

What is a wiki?

- A wiki is web software designed for collaboration. Unlike a traditional website where pages can only be read, in a wiki everyone can edit, update and append pages with new information and without knowing HTML. 

- Wikis are great for all types of collaboration, from writing documents and managing projects to creating intranets or extranets.

- Wikis can also be used as e-portfolios.


  Please read the information about "wiki" from Wikipedia.

 You can start making a wiki using the following free wiki host sites.

-  Seedwiki  (http://www.seedwiki.com/)
-  Schtuff  (http://www.schtuff.com/)
-  Jotspot  (http://www.jot.com/index.php)