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MOTIVATION FOR WRITING THROUGH BLOGS

by Ackerman, Jay D.

Abstract (Summary)
Dr. Gary Heba, Advisor Students are motivated to use technology to write. Using this idea, teachers can assimilate what the students are already doing through personal websites/blogs and classroom content with a meaningful audience. Students, no matter gender or ability level, need to see that writing is a vehicle to show individual thought on subjects, and that this is powerful. Technology, such as web logs, can provide one part of the answer, but educators should recognize that the key to conscientious writing among students is that the students need to be a more active part of the educational community. The aim of this study is to shed light on a range of student needs, and show that the differing or ranges in levels of motivation to write with consideration for an audience can be addressed through web logs. A very real audience is out “there,” the Internet, for students to use.
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School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:weblogs blogs writing k 12 english language arts internet motivation

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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