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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2016 Vol.6(7): 534-537 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.746

Communicating Virtually: The Case of Blogging in Professional Environments

Begoña Montero-Fleta and Carmen Pérez-Sabater
Abstract—The literacy demands of work are changing in the face of current global communication networks. This paper focuses on the methodology adopted in a university degree to practise workplace interaction in English, the lingua franca in professional settings. In the present study, the authors have observed the effect of the incorporation of computer-mediated communication combined with simulation-type methodology to improve students’ workplace writing and motivation. Students worked in groups and “blogged” pseudo-professionally with other groups. The analysis of the results shows high motivation on the part of the students. The “writing for a purpose” has permitted more and better language, which indicates that blogs are a potential tool for the development of linguistic skills.

Index Terms—Blogging, simulation, second language writing, virtual communication. workplace language.

The authors are with School of Informatics, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (e-mail: bmontero@idm.upv.es).


Cite: Begoña Montero-Fleta and Carmen Pérez-Sabater, "Communicating Virtually: The Case of Blogging in Professional Environments," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 534-537, 2016.

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