Using Microsoft OneNote for Collaborative Vocabulary Notebooks in the Academic English Classroom

Introduction

New technologies offer new interfaces and visual designs and at times opportunities to explore new pedagogical approaches to familiar learning targets. This paper will examine one such technology, Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office suite. It will explore how a technology available on most PCs can be used as a collaborative shared vocabulary notebook, offering an alternative approach to the existing paper-based notebooks. It is hoped this study will show that electronic vocabulary notebooks using a coherent framework can be easily implemented and in fact that with the right software the notebook experience can even be enhanced by its delivery in an electronic format.

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