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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 5, No. 4 (2009) open journal systems 


MyeLearning as a tool to enhance the writing process in Spanish as a foreign language

Diego Mideros, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago


Abstract
This paper describes the experience of a case study in which MyeLearning was implemented as a tool to enhance the writing process in the Spanish as a Foreign Language programme at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. The main objective was to produce texts in the target language as part of the grammar and composition class. Three different feedback strategies were mainly used. These strategies served to help students reflect on writing as a process whose main aim is to be read by an audience. This project emerged from the need to change the students’ perception on writing as a final product rather than as a systematic process that requires reflection and careful thinking of the other, the reader, in order to produce coherence and cohesion. Key words: writing process, myeLearning, feedback, peer-feedback, autonomy.


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