Why Blogs?

Why are we blogging it?

Just because we can? Nah!

According to Mark Warschauer in his article entitled “New Tool for Teaching Writing,” blogs are just one of the many new tools that have emerged “over the last decade . . . for the teaching and learning of writing” (3). He claims that “having students write on blogs can help learners transition from a more colloquial to an academic writing style, develop a sense of voice, learn to participate in a community of writers, and gain an important new literacy in its own right by becoming contributors to and not just consumers of online content” (4).

There you have it. We are learning and sharing. We are adding our voices to the mix of others individuals who have their own take on contemporary sociocultural and sociopolitical issues.

Work Cited

Warschauer, Mark. “New Tools for Teaching Writing.” Language, Learning and Technology 14.1 (2010): 3-8. Web. April 13, 2010.

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