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Why My Six-Year-Olds Blog (And Why Your Students Should, Too) -- THE Journal

Why My Six-Year-Olds Blog (And Why Your Students Should, Too) -- THE Journal | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a digital world, learners of every age should be taking their first steps toward establishing an online presence. One author shares the compelling reasons why.
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Learning with social technologies: Workplace learner experiences of wiki and blog and perceptions of PLE

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As social technology use is increasing in e-learning, so is the need to complement theoretical work with studies of learner experiences of the new dynamics of e-learning to guide this development. We studied how 15 learners experienced social media tools in a long continuous professional development (CPD) pilot training tailored for a large insurance company. While the training included some contact lectures, it was mainly conducted through blog, wiki, chat, and discussion forum tools. As we have already discussed forum and chat use in another paper on a shorter CPD training (with 40 learners) and this study confirmed the results, we focus here on learner experiences of wiki and blog.
While the wiki process was widely misunderstood, wiki and blog experiences organically led learners to consider their uses as a personal learning environment.

As to blog, the learners who saw it as a tool for self-reflection perceived it positively while others did not, underlining that the benefits and goals of using social tools need to be explicated. Furthermore, social learning process needs to be designed and maintained, as busy workplace learners tend to focus on fulfilling requirements. Simply adding social technology does not necessarily lead to social e-learning.

 

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Neli Maria Mengalli's comment, July 30, 2012 11:16 AM
Paulo, depois envia o link... Grata,
Paulo Simões's comment, July 30, 2012 11:39 AM
Updated with link.
Thanks, Neli.
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Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public

Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Writing is a public act," says New York teacher Ileana Jimenez, who encourages her students to blog.
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Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction

Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Three blog-savvy educators share their best practices for harnessing the unique strengths of blogs to supplement coursework and elevate student learning.
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8 Brilliant Alternatives To Blogging In The Classroom

8 Brilliant Alternatives To Blogging In The Classroom | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
8 Brilliant Alternatives To Blogging In The Classroom
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Blogging in the classroom: why your students should write online

Blogging in the classroom: why your students should write online | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the past few months Michael Drennan's GCSE and A level students have been doing all their writing via student blogs.

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Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction

Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Three blog-savvy educators share their best practices for harnessing the unique strengths of blogs to supplement coursework and elevate student learning.
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