Engaging University Students in Designing an E-magazine


Student learning outcomes rely on the depth and quality of their engagement in language learning. Since the early 2000s, the concept of engagement has gained a lot of attention from researchers. They often define engagement as a complex construct that consists of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional components. In addition, students’ engagement is very important in the class as it functions as a facilitator of their learning. It leads to meaningful outcomes and prevents students from dropping out. The aim of this paper is to present how university students were engaged in designing an e-magazine. The participants in this project were 10 students who are studying the English language at the Faculty of Education and Philology at “Fan S. Noli” University, in Korca, Albania, in their first year. This project was part of their final continuous assessment in the subject of “Text Analysis 2” in the academic year 2022-2023. Students were divided in groups and each of the groups had a specific task. They developed their own ideas and perspectives on a range of topics that are important to young people nowadays. Students worked collaboratively and individually online and onsite to plan and compose a variety of content. Later, they turned their ideas into digital texts for the e-magazine. The digital website that was used to design it was www.canva.com. In the end, students downloaded the Pdf version of the e-magazine. The results of this project were really satisfying for the students as they were involved in online research, analysis, discussion, writing, and designing an e-magazine in the English language.

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Dorela Kaҫauni, Fas S. Noli University, Albania

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Conference: BCE2023
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Kaҫauni D. (2023) Engaging University Students in Designing an E-magazine ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2023.38
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2023.38

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