سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰
محل انتشار: پنجمین کنفرانس بین المللی پیشرفتهای علوم و تکنولوژی
تعداد صفحات: ۹
Masoud Hashemi – Islamic Azad University Toyserkan Branch
The advent of the Internet and the wide spread of technology in our life create new opportunities for language learning and teaching. The teachers of English gain access to the and enjoy enormous variety of authentic materials relating to all spheres of life at almost no cost. In non-English speaking countries, such as Iran, where it is not always easy to obtain realia, the Web is the invaluable source of information, both for teachers to create motivating classroom materials and for their classes to explore the whole world just by clicking the mouse. Research in the area of computer-mediated communication (CMC) has shown that using technology can provide students with a sense of empowerment and development of communicative abilities..During the last few years ,the number of teachers using Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) has increased markedly and numerous articles have been written about the role of technology in education in the 21st century. Modern teachers can use blogs(weblogs) as an educational tool to archive class handouts, posting assignments, facilitating discussions, and organizing their course content. This is due to the nature and importance of blogs as an effective tool for conversation amongst students and teachers. Blogs are tools that allow conversations, course delivery and student assessment. The use of tools such as blogs for the delivery of the course materials and the course information by the teacher as a supplementary material along with active student participation for communication and the online assessments helps the educators in achieving the desired learning goals. So , blogs are considered very effective and attractive tools in the process of teaching and learning. This article tries to highlight the capabilities of edublogs, types of blogs, features of blog and benefits of edit blogs.