The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

An insightful analysis of the new discourse produced by blogs and wikis.

The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

An insightful analysis of the new discourse produced by blogs and wikis.

Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior

As an example, the community of Wikipedia editors now have an annual conference (WikiSym) where the editors meet face-to-face. ... Myers (2010) for instance looks at the discourse of blogs and wikis and what characterizes the medium of ...

Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior

"This book offers a complete look into the field of cyber behavior, surveying case studies, research, frameworks, techniques, technologies, and future developments relating to the way people interact and behave online"--Provided by publisher.

The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction 3 Volume Set

Blog. and. Wiki. Discourse. LAURA J. GURAK and TRENT M. KAYS University of Minnesota, USA General presentation of blogs and wikis Blogs and wikis are interactive websites where users can contribute knowledge and ideas, stay up to date, ...

The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction  3 Volume Set

"Covers key research topics in the field of Language and Social Interaction with contributions from a team of experienced, global editors"--

Communicating Specialized Knowledge

Hybridism, edutainment, and doubt: Science blogging finding its feet. Nordic Journal of English Studies 13. 1. 7-36. Myers, Greg. 2010. The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis. London: Continuum. OED: Oxford English Dictionary online, ...

Communicating Specialized Knowledge

This book was born out of the idea that domain-specific knowledge has two major dimensions, since, on the one hand, peer-to-peer communication is primarily intended to further research within specific disciplines, while, on the other, domain-external, asymmetric communication of ‘filtered’ knowledge caters to different types of lay-audiences. Collectively, the chapters in the volume take the reader on a journey through knowledge communication and knowledge (re)presentation strategies that are able to successfully disseminate and communicate. The domains under scrutiny are medicine and health, corporate communication, cultural heritage and tourism. A number of issues are addressed at the interface of corpus linguistics, genre studies and multimodal analysis. The variety of questions posed and methods used to explore corpus data will contribute to further debate among scholars in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, multimodality, media studies and computer-mediated communication.

Teaching and Researching Writing

Keyreadings: blogs,wikis andwebpages Bloch, J. (2008) Technologies in the second language composition classroom. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Blood, R. (2002)Theweblog handbook: practical adviceon creating and ...

Teaching and Researching Writing

This book provides an authoritative, readable and up-to-date guide to the major themes and developments in current writing theory, research and teaching. Written in a clear, accessible style, it covers theoretical and conceptual issues, addresses current questions and shows how research has fed into state-of-the-art teaching methods, practices, materials and software applications. Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition also contains a new chapter on important issues in writing such as genre, context and identity. The book includes: Suggestions for teaching approaches and small-scale, do-able research projects, illustrated with case studies Clearly laid out discussions of key topics using bullet points, screen shots, sidebars and quote boxes An extensive compendium of resources including lists of major journals, websites, professional associations, conferences and on-line databases A recommended reading section and glossary of key terms The combination of teaching and research analysis with practical information makes this an invaluable resource for teachers, supervisors, students, materials writers, trainers and professionals engaged in language study and teaching.

Specialized Discourses and Their Readerships

New York University Press, New York/London Kuteeva M (2016) Research blogs, wikis and tweets. In: Hyland K, Shaw P (eds) The Routledge handbook of English for academic purposes. Routledge, London, pp 431–443 Locher MA (2006) Advice ...

Specialized Discourses and Their Readerships

This volume studies the relationship between the writers of specialized text and their readers in a broad range of settings, including research, popularization and education. It offers younger researchers an insight into the targeting process, helping them consider the impact their work can have, and showing them how to achieve greater exposure. Further, it offers an invaluable reflective instrument for beginning and experienced researchers, drawing on a veritable treasure trove of their colleagues’ experience. As such, it represents a way for researchers and students in linguistics and related disciplines to access issues from a different, insider perspective. Reader targeting has become a very sophisticated process, with authors often addressing their potential readers even in video. Compared to other forms of writing, academic writing stands out because authors are, in the majority of cases, also consumers of the same type of products, which makes them excellent “targeters.”

Southwest Journal of Linguistics

A note on studying the language of blogs and wikis ' ( 160-163 ) offers up some practical problems to consider in discourse analysis in general and in using blogs in particular , a short paragraph on ethics , consent and ownership ...

Southwest Journal of Linguistics


Applications of Pattern driven Methods in Corpus Linguistics

Wikis and academic writing: Changing the writer – reader relationship. ... Discourse of Blogs and Wikis. ... <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:No_original_ research#Synthesis_of_published_material> (15 April 2016).

Applications of Pattern driven Methods in Corpus Linguistics

The use of corpora has conventionally been envisioned as being either corpus-based or corpus-driven. While the formal definition of the latter term has been widely accepted since it was established by Tognini-Bonelli (2001), it is often applied to studies that do not, in fact, fullfil the fundamental requirement of a theory-neutral starting point. This volume proposes the term pattern-driven as a more precise alternative. The chapters illustrate a variety of methods that fall under this broad methodology, such as the extraction of lexical bundles, POS-grams and semantic frames, and demonstrate how these approaches can uncover new understandings of both synchronic and diachronic linguistic phenomena.

e Democracy

Given the individual strengths and potential of blogs and wikis, the integration of both these tools seem to be appropriate to support the deliberative process of creation and contestation of discourses in the public sphere.

e Democracy

Internet is starting to permeate politics much as it has previously revolutionised education, business or the arts. Thus, there is a growing interest in areas of e-government and, more recently, e-democracy. However, most attempts in this field have just envisioned standard political approaches facilitated by technology, like e-voting or e-debating. Alternatively, we could devise a more transforming strategy based on deploying web based group decision support tools and promote their use for public policy decision making. This book delineates how this approach could be implemented. It addresses foundations, basic methodologies, potential implementation and applications, together with a thorough discussion of the many challenging issues. This innovative text will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of e-government, e-democracy and e-participation and research in decision analysis, negotiation analysis and group decision support.

Research on e Learning and ICT in Education

The role of Blogs in studying the discourse and social practices of mathematics teachers. Educational Technology & Society, 10(1), ... Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other powerful Web-tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Research on e Learning and ICT in Education

An essential text for researchers and academics seeking the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of e-learning and ICT in education, this book is a multidisciplinary forum covering technical, pedagogical, organizational, instructional and policy aspects of the topic. Representing the best peer-reviewed papers from the 8th Panhellenic Conference on ICT in Education, special emphasis is given to applied research relevant to educational practice and guided by the educational realities in schools, colleges, universities and informal learning organizations. The volume encompasses the current trends and issues which determine and inform the integration of ICT in educational practice, including educational software, educational games, collaborative learning, virtual learning environments, social networks, learning analytics, digital museums, as well as the evolution of e-learning.

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Blogs,. Wikis,. and. Tweets. Maria. Kuteeva. Introduction. At the turn of the millennium, the internet was perceived as something to be used with caution, 'a resource that is a mix of standards and near anarchy' (Slaouti, 2002, p.107).

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-four chapters are organised into eight sections covering: Conceptions of EAP Contexts for EAP EAP and language skills Research perspectives Pedagogic genres Research genres Pedagogic contexts Managing learning Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter. The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Mediating Discourse Online

... outside the classroom ( e.g. , email , bulletin boards , forums , blogs , wikis , instant messaging , chats , etc. ) . In this chapter , I will first discuss the opportunities offered by online environments for mediating discourse ...

Mediating Discourse Online

Information and communication technology is transforming our notion of literacy. In the study of second language learning, there is an acute need to understand how learners collaborate in mediating discourse online. This edited volume offers essays and research studies that lead us to question the borders between speech and writing, to redefine narrative, to speculate on the consequences of many-to-many communication, and to ponder the ethics of researching online interaction. Using diverse technologies (bulletin boards, course management systems, chats, instant messaging, online gaming) and situated in different cultural environments, the studies explore intercultural notions of identity, voice, and collaboration. Although the studies come from varying theoretical perspectives, they point, as a whole, to insights to be gained from an ecological approach to studying how people make discourse online. The volume will especially benefit researchers in the digital arena and instructors who must consider how online interaction affects language learning and use.

Learning the Virtual Life

... such as blogs, wikis, and social networking sites, might openup different spaces inour pedagogy for academic discourse to “speak to” the prevailing order of academic literacyin interesting ways. Forthe purposesof this chapter, ...

Learning the Virtual Life

Digital technologies have transformed cultural perceptions of learning and what it means to be literate, expanding the importance of experience alongside interpretation and reflection. Learning the Virtual Life offers ways to consider the local and global effects of digital media on educational environments, as well as the cultural transformations of how we now define learning and literacy. While some have welcomed the educational challenges of digital culture and emphasized its possibilities for individual emancipation and social transformation in the new information age, others accuse digital culture of absorbing its recipients in an all-pervasive virtual world. Unlike most accounts of the educational and cultural consequences of digital culture, Learning the Virtual Life presents a neutral, advanced introduction to the key issues involved with the integration of digital culture and education. This edited collection presents international perspectives on a wide range of issues, and each chapter combines upper-level theory with "real-world" practice, making this essential reading for all those interested in digital media and education.

ICT and ELT Research and Practices in South East Asia Penerbit USM

Wikis and blogs serve as mediating space that students can shift from the traditional niche of knowledge consumer to that of knowledge producer and move from only engagement in academic discourse communities to contributory and ...

ICT and ELT  Research and Practices in South East Asia  Penerbit USM

There have been numerous debates and discussions on the use of ICT in education, especially in English language teaching and learning. In this book, readers will find it meaningful to further revisit and re-evaluate the existing practices of ICT use for teaching-learning of English. The main aims of this book are addressing some of the critical issues in the research and practices of ICT use for English language teaching and learning in South East Asia (SEA), and discerning the wide range and extent of ICT use in different English language classrooms, where ICT serves as a mediating tool for the facilitation process of teaching and learning. These aims are guided, and then supported by the pedagogical considerations and implications that are underscored as a result of the examination of ICT use and integration in the contexts. This publication would be among the first in terms of examining ICT and English language teaching and learning in the overall SEA context, whereby there are opportunities for readers to learn from different contexts and different countries.

The Discourse of YouTube

In this respect, YouTube is similar to other items on their list of social media, which includes adiscussion forums, blogs, wikis, podcasting, social network sites, content-sharing sites (like the video-sharing site, YouTube and the ...

The Discourse of YouTube

The Discourse of YouTube explores the cutting edge of contemporary multimodal discourse through an in-depth analysis of structures, processes and content in YouTube discourse. YouTube is often seen as no more than a place to watch videos, but this book argues that YouTube and YouTube pages can also be read and analysed as complex, multi-authored, multimodal texts, emerging dynamically from processes of textually-mediated social interaction. The objective of the book is to show how multimodal discourse analysis tools can help us to understand the structures and processes involved in the production of YouTube texts. Philip Benson develops a framework for the analysis of multimodality in the structure of YouTube pages and of the multimodal interactions from which their content emerges. A second, and equally important, objective is to show how the globalization of YouTube is central to much of its discourse. The book identifies translingual practice as a key element in the global discourse of YouTube and discusses its roles in the negotiation of identities and intercultural learning in videos and comments. Focusing on YouTube as a key example of new digital media, The Discourse of YouTube makes a substantial contribution to conversations about new ways of producing multimodal text in a digital world.

Online Communities and Social Computing

Duffy, P.D., Bruns, A.: The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education: A Conversation of Possibilities. ... Farabaugh, R.: 'The Isle is Full of Noises': Using Wiki Software to Establish a Discourse Community in a Shakespeare Classroom ...

Online Communities and Social Computing

The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering

Examples for RegioWikis and CityBlogs from Germany What is relatively new is the discourse about “urban ... There is also the subform of RegioWikis, i.e. wikis with a thematic specialization on information related to specific regions.

Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering

A series of urban problems such as dwelling deficit, infrastructure problems, inefficient services, environmental pollution, etc. can be observed in many countries. Urban Engineering searches solutions for these problems using a conjoined system of planning, management and technology. A great deal of research is devoted to application of instruments, methodologies and tools for monitoring and acquisition of data, based on the factual experience and computational modeling. The objective of the book was to present works related to urban automation, geographic information systems (GIS), analysis, monitoring and management of urban noise, floods and transports, information technology applied to the cities, tools for urban simulation, social monitoring and control of urban policies, sustainability, etc., demonstrating methods and techniques applied in Urban Engineering. Considering all the interesting information presented, the book can offer some aid in creating new research, as well as incite the interest of people for this area of study, since Urban Engineering is fundamental for city development.

Processes of Inquiry

There is a growing list of such tools, including blogs, wikis, podcasts, vodcasts, video conferencing, peer-to-peer ... intellectually stimulating environment, “with the appropriate balance between reflection and discourse” (Garrison ...

Processes of Inquiry

This book presents inservice teacher educators’ accounts of systematic inquiry into their practice in a variety of contexts throughout New Zealand. The importance of purposeful networks of practice at all levels of a system in supporting education change and improvement is a theme across the chapters. The contributors describe the challenges and successes associated with working in professional learning and development in ways that aim to improve outcomes for teacher educators, teachers and students. Their accounts illuminate the importance of a research and development approach that enables the generation and application of new knowledge and, more importantly, enables all contributors to be learners. Each of the authors describes their role in investigating the effectiveness of inservice teacher educator practice, as part of the overall project that endeavoured to improve practice for the future. Included are processes created for Maori (indigenous) settings where cultural metaphors were used to frame investigations of practice. The book makes an important contribution to our knowledge base about effective inservice teacher educator practice and its influence on classroom practice. The book will appeal to teacher educators interested in examining the fit between their practices and their goals in helping teachers to build knowledge and practice, including those working in indigenous settings. It will also be of interest to policy makers and evaluators involved in system-level change. ...a well organised and carefully argued text that offers compelling evidence for an integrated approach to project management, practice, research and evaluation (J. John Loughran, Series Editor).

The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews

[Yelp] Both Myers (2010) and Page (2010) point out that narratives on blogs, wikis and other social media tend to emphasize 'newness' and recency, as opposed to 'pastness'. Online reviewers, in contrast, occasionally do mention their ...

The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews

The Discourse of Online Reviews is the first book to provide an account of the discursive, pragmatic and rhetorical features of this rapidly growing form of technologically-mediated communication. Examining a corpus of over 1,000 consumer reviews, Camilla Vásquez explores many of the discourse features that are characteristic of this new, user-generated, computer-mediated and primarily text-based genre. She investigates the language used by reviewers as they forge connections with their audiences to draw them into their stories, as they construct their expertise and authority on various subjects and as they evaluate and assess their consumer experiences. She also demonstrates how reviewers display their awareness about emerging conventions of the very genre in which they are participating. This book adopts an eclectic approach to the analysis of discourse, and explores topics such as evaluation, identity and intertextuality as they occur in online reviews of hotels, restaurants, recipes, films and other consumer products.

Wired for Learning

While effective for expanding the discourse and levels of engagement with interpretations of visual art and visual ... Maddox and Johnson (2006b) have since offered web-based examples of Type II technologies such as blogs, wikis, WebCT, ...

Wired for Learning

"Web 2.0" is a term used to describe an apparent second generation of the World Wide Web that emphasizes collaboration and sharing of knowledge and content among users. With the growing popularity of Web 2.0, there has been a burgeoning interest in education. Tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking sites, tag-based folksonomies, and peer-to-peer (P2P) media sharing applications have gained a prominence in teaching and learning. With Wired for Learning: An Educators Guide to Web 2.0 there is tremendous potential for addressing the needs student, teachers, researchers, and practitioners to enhance the teaching and learning experiences through customization, personalization, and rich opportunities for networking and collaboration. The purpose of this text is to clarify and present applications and practices of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning to meet the educational challenges of students in diverse learning setting. This text will bring teachers and university education into a bold new reality and cause them to move to think differently about technology’s potential for strengthening students' critical thinking, writing, reflection, and interactive learning.