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Wednesday, August 12 • 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Video blogging: Empowering Student Voices in the English Classroom

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Innovation in technology has given English language learners the freedom and the power to express themselves in various platforms of digital media. This phenomenon has also provided new techniques and methodologies to English language teaching professionals for possibilities of learning English inside the classroom. A new method of introducing "dynamic content and technologically enhanced pedagogical techniques to students in a variety of disciplines" is video blogging (Taylor, 2013).

This research focuses on the role of video blogs as an activity and evaluation tool in the oral communication classroom. It also places the interpersonal context as a factor that affects the language attitudes of the selected participants towards speaking English. Given the complex nature of this research, data gathering involves focus group discussions and survey questionnaires. Results show that a significant number of student vloggers expressed that they have improved self-confidence in using spoken English inside the classroom because of this new technology.

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Mark Arthur Payumo Abalos

Graduate Student, University of the Philippines - Diliman


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:00pm - 12:25pm
CGIS Knafel K050 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA