Interview on Blogging

Interview:

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Abstract:

For three years, Amber Navarre used a Wordpress blog to teach her Chinese language classes at CU Boulder. In this interview, she explains how her highly customized course blog allowed her to distribute files and learning resources with her students, create opportunities for student interaction and offer a platform for various language learning activities. According to Amber, her blog allowed her "to promote a sense of community among students." In their evaluations, students reported that the blog was a "very effective tool for them to practice real life Chinese because they had to express their thoughts instead of just repeating vocabulary or doing grammar drills."