Ghinwa Alameen is a PhD student of applied linguistics and technology at Iowa State University. Her primary research interests include computer-assisted language learning, teaching speaking and pronunciation, and material design. She has also conducted research in new literacies and online and hybrid teaching of speaking and writing.
Learner Digital Stories in a Web 2.0 Age
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
2011 TESOL International Association
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 355–369, September 2011
How to Cite
ALAMEEN, G. (2011), Learner Digital Stories in a Web 2.0 Age. TESOL Journal, 2: 355–369. doi: 10.5054/tj.2011.259954
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
This article reports on a 4-week class project in which students created Web 2.0 digital stories and shared and discussed them with their peers using VoiceThread, a digital media online tool. Participants were English language learners in an academic writing class at a major research university in the United States. Digital stories provided an interactive venue for building learner communities, fostering collaboration, engaging learners in multi-literacies, and creating opportunities for global audience interaction and feedback.