Foreign language collaborative writing through the use of Web 2.0 tools. A Wiki assisted- Writing Lesson in the EFL/ ESL class
The purpose of the particular assignment is to design a writing lesson integrating the use of technology and more specifically, a webtool 2.0 that is wiki. In the 21st century, the use of webtools in the EFL class is considered of paramount significance, while learners should be familiar with their effective use so as to deal with many constraints, developing at the same time their skills (Penninghton, 1996: 137). In the first part of the article, there is a brief description of the current teaching situation with reference to learners’ profile, the curriculum, the coursebook and the writing instruction practices used. In the second part, there is a presentation of the advantages of wiki and collaborative writing. Then, in the third part there is a rationale of the writing lesson, while then there is a detailed presentation of it and justification upon numerous choices (texts, tasks, procedures). In the last part, there is a conclusion summing up the ideas mentioned in the previous parts.