Interview on Blogging


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In 2011, Kyoko led a large-scale project focused on metacognition and second language acquisition. All first semester Japanese students at CU Boulder were asked to create personal blogs in which they answered weekly questions pertaining to their language acquisition experience. Students were allowed to use text and multimedia. Kyoko commented that "Since the blog allows you to use multimedia, many students insert Youtube clips, Internet cartoons, so I'm enjoying not only their writing but what they find and insert into their blogs (...). I don't think we could do that just with paper and pencils."

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