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USING A GROUP BLOG IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

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The role of ICT-technologies in the modern world, the relevance of the usage of ICT-technologies in education is studied. The conception of “blog”, blog classifications and different ways of their usage in the learning process are revealed based on an analysis of the academic literature. Using blogs in education becomes possible due to such features as convenience, universality, accessibility, authorship, archiving. It is noted that the advantages of using a group blog in foreign language teaching and selects its didactic features. The group blog is a common space for a group of pupils and their teacher where they can discuss the subject topics that they are interested in. Such blog unites a team, group pupils become equal members of the team. Unlike a tutor blog, learners maintain a group blog, write posts and comment other posts, create surveys. In other words, they express autonomy and independence. It is the perfect way for developing writing skills and critical thinking skills. It is offered to include the following didactic features: the realization of a cooperation principle and principle of equality, the formation of pupils’ independence and autonomy, the building loose teaching, asynchronous learning within the group blog. Each of these features is described.

Keywords

blogging; a group blog; ICT-technologies; didactic features; blog classifications

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DOI

10.20310/1810-0201-2016-21-7/8(159/160)-51-56

UDC

378

Pages

51-56

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2016-03-15

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Theory and methods of foreign language teaching

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