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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 6: Using a Blog or Web page for creative writing

Aim: Help students write creatively

Moodle modules: Blog, OUblog

Extra programs: Kompozer

Ease of setup: *

The previous activity created an opportunity for private writing. You might also want to create a showcase for students' work which other students on the course can view. This can be fun, motivating for writers, and may even be useful to readers. Here are just a few examples of the sort of free writing students could do on Moodle:

  • Diaries
  • Recipes
  • Reviews
  • Jokes
  • Funny stories
  • Writing about niche interests
  • How-to articles

There are various ways of setting up a showcase of students' writing on Moodle. The simplest is to get students to create a Moodle blog. In case you're unfamiliar with blogs, ...

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