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Title: Exploiting the Distinctiveness of Blogs to Overcome Geographic Isolation
Contributor(s): Adlington, Rachael  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: This paper explores the distinctiveness of the blog as a new kind of text and the capacity for blogs to connect and engage students in distinctively different ways. Web 2.0 provides many opportunities to connect otherwise geographically isolated people. Further, Web 2.0 texts, such as blogs, cultivate new techno-social communicative practices. To take advantage of blogs in rural educational settings, an understanding of the affordances of these new texts must inform English curriculum development and teaching. The paper discusses the ways in which blogs differ from other texts, and how opportunities for co-authorship may be used to overcome geographical isolation for students.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(3), p. 1-13
Publisher: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-7387
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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