The Application of Blog-Integrated Writing Instruction in Mainland China
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With the increasingly developed Internet technology, computer and Internet has become an essential part of education. The function of computer-assisted language learning is gradually dominating the model of teaching and learning. This study first reviews the background of blog development, and then explores its functions that being applied in teaching, especially in writing. As a college English teacher in Mainland China, I adapt a blog-integrated approach to instruct students writing. A small experiment is conducted in Hohai University Jiangsu province to compare the effectiveness of traditional instruction and blog-integrated instruction on writing. It turns out that this new model of blog-integrated composition instruction is beneficial to improve students’ writing competence.
Blog; writing; blog-integrated