collaborative writing

Creating a Newsletter Together

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Escritura Colaborativa

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Esta secuencia de actividades se puede utilizar como una tarea preliminar para la organización de grupos de colaboración. Se trata de conseguir ‘una lluvia de ideas’ que se consensuan entre los participantes colaborativos virtuales. 

Se ejemplifica aquí como parte de una secuencia de tareas entre estudiantes de enfermería y estudiantes de enseñanza que estaban escribiendo, en colaboración, un boletín virtual

Target Group : 
Any group
Level: 
B2
Task Type: 
Collaborative tasks
Estimated Duration: 
4 sessions
Topic: 
writing
Tags: 
collaborative writing

Writing Together

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This task outlines collaborative writing over a period of several sessions. It aims to help students learn the importance of writing drafts, revising drafts, providing peer feedback as well as practicing specific writing competences.

 

The example that is given belongs to a larger task sequence between Nursing students and Teaching students who were writing an online newsletter together.

Institution reporting the task: 
Target Group : 
Any group
Level: 
B2
Task Type: 
Collaborative tasks
Estimated Duration: 
4 sessions
Topic: 
writing
Tags: 
collaborative writing

The image of students in society

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A writing task with several phases. Tutors divide their students into groups, they are tasked with researching and collecting information about how students are perceived and writing a short blog post collaboratively. The posts are shared on a forum and language clarifications are sought from the partner institution. A student editorial committee from the partner institution then reviews the posts and selects the best from across the levels to post publically on an open blog. Voting and responses are sought using twitter etc.

Institution reporting the task: 
Language of task instructions: 
French
Target Group : 
Any group
Level: 
Any
Task Type: 
Collaborative tasks
Estimated Duration: 
2 sessions
Topic: 
Student life
Tags: 
collaboration
collaborative writing

Biography writing activity

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Technologies: Blogs for writing autobiographical statements and for posting biographies, text chat or skype or video conferencing tools for interviewing the person who is the subject of the biography, and a wiki, googledoc, or website environment for posting final reflections, responses, and reactions to the biographies project.

The goal: For students to practice written communication skills, to present information and opinions about themselves and telecollabration classmates, and to share that information in writing with others.

Description in four phases:

Phase 1: Using a blog for weekly (or more frequent) compositions, students begin by composing a number of autobiographical entries that describe their interests and hobbies, important life events, future dreams and aspirations, and/or other self-selected or teacher suggested topics.

Phase 2: Students are paired with telecollaboration partners to write bibliographies of one another using the autobiographical blog entries as the primary data source. Using text chat or skype or video conferencing, students can also be encouraged to interactively interview the person they are writing a biography of in order to glean additional information. Once completed, the biographies can be posted as blog entries and all biographies can be read by both partner classes as a homework assignment.

Phase 3: An in-class follow-up activity involves the teacher asking factual and content questions of the whole class about the biographies. In class discussion can emphasize amusing content or serious life goals, any systematic similarities or differences within or between the partner classes, and can serve as a venue for students to share their observations.

Phase 4 (optional): Students in both classes compile their comments and reflections using a wiki, googledoc, or web environment. The documents from both classes can be combined as a summative conclusion to the project.

Institution reporting the task: 
Language of task instructions: 
English
Target Group : 
Students of foreign languages
Level: 
Any
Task Type: 
Collaborative tasks
Estimated Duration: 
4 sessions
Topic: 
Writing
Tags: 
collaborative writing
cultural comparison

Collaborative writing

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A blended writing course in which the final draft of each essay is the result of f-2-f and online collaboration.

Language of task instructions: 
English
Target Group : 
Students of foreign languages
Level: 
B1
B2
C1
C2
Task Type: 
Collaborative tasks
Estimated Duration: 
4 sessions
Topic: 
any topic(s) may be chosen for the writing assignments
Tags: 
collaborative writing
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