Comunidades de blogs para la escritura académica en la enseñanza superior: Un caso de innovación educativa en México
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This paper presents the result of an educational intervention in a private university in Mexico, in which the students and their teacher developed blogs, participating collaboratively in a search for information, reading, and writing oriented to the elaboration of a critical essay. With virtual ethnographic interviews and two online questionnaires, an analysis was made of students' perceptions of the blogs' influence on their academic literacy, the links and tensions between the two types of writing, and the possible lessons for educational innovation in the area. In light of this case, the article argues the need, from a sociocultural perspective, for higher education to encourage practices of reading and writing that recover the genuine social, dialogical, and identity-related meaning of all academic writing. Copyright © 1996-2006 por COMIE A.C.