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eLearning Tools for English Composition
30 New Media Tools and Web Sites for Writing Teachers

By Keri Bjorklund / March 2010

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  • Thu, 09 Apr 2015
    Post by Liz Verano

    Hey thanks for sharing this article on new media tools and web sites for writing teachers because this will help a lot of teachers who seek for online references on guidelines of writing.

    More eLearning ideas on this site:

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  • Fri, 14 May 2010
    Post by cmd

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  • Fri, 30 Apr 2010
    Post by Liz Dzabic

    Thank you very much for a thoughtfully compiled and useful list of tools!

  • Tue, 06 Apr 2010
    Post by Shane

    Keri, Thank you for your list. I have gone on to read your blog. I find your ideas inspiring and would love to interview you as an innovator for an assignment which is part of my Masters in Online and Distance Education. If you can oblige please send acknowledge as soon as you can, as I am behind schedule already. Hope to hear from you soon, regards, Shane.

  • Thu, 01 Apr 2010
    Post by Courtney

    Just wondering if you blocked these messages as well! Great job with the article.

  • Thu, 01 Apr 2010
    Post by Keri Bjorklund

    Thank you for your comments. Richard, you make an excellent point about GradeMark and I appreciate the additional resource of MY Access!

    I'll have to check out, too. :) It looks promising.

    Thank you for the feedback! Keep it coming! Keri

  • Thu, 01 Apr 2010
    Post by Nemo

    Disclaimer: I do work for Bloomfire, but our users and fans think we would fit right on this list. We're a new collaborative learning platform that received rave reviews at the recent Learning Solutions 2010 Conference. Although we launched 2 weeks ago, we've been in development for over a year and early adopters include Stryker, Kellogg's,, etc. We've got featured that merge many of the above technologies into one platform for seamless integration, including peer review, online delivery, and authoring. If interested, check out

  • Wed, 31 Mar 2010
    Post by Patty Terry

    I've enjoyed teaching online for nearly a decade, but as I near retirement, energy wanes, that is until I read this article. I feel excited to infuse my courses with some of these innovative strategies. Thanks, Keri.

  • Tue, 30 Mar 2010
    Post by Richard Oppenheimer


    Excellent list! All of these tools are very helpful, especially in the online environment where I currently work.

    If I may comment a bit on GradeMark, I have found that the soft key areas are customizable so that instructors may include specific items that they are concentrating on for a given assignment. In addition, students who select the instructor's note can be taken instantly to a Handbook that enables the student to read the rule and possibly see some examples to reinforce the concept.

    One other tool that might be of interest is a similar tool to GradeMark is MY Access!® College Edition. This tool provides feedback to the student in any one of 22 (last year) student-selected languages. Thus, the student who is an ESL or ESOL student can have the rules for writing correct English presented to them in their native language until they have mastered English. This is one of the only tools I have seen in my career that I wish I would have thought of myself!

    Thanks again for providing this list in a succinct and usable format.

    Best regards,

    Richard Oppenheimer

  • Wed, 16 Nov 2005
    Post by Mangala Sunder Krishnan

    It is quite disturbing to note that there are many certification courses online which do not result in comprehension of the subject matter studied. Surely there must be a way to limit practices of the sort that you described as, nothing other than a preliminary exposure to other more elaborate learning requirements before one is "certified". Thank you very much for bringing out the fact that poorly designed computer exams are detrimental to the program of e-learning itself. Regards, Sunder.