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ERIC Number: ED502092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Weblog as a Learning Tool in Higher Education
Namwar, Yousef; Rastgoo, Azam
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v9 n3 p176-185 Jul 2008
New technologies have an important effect on changing higher education. Using technology also has effect on improving learning and teaching in education and especially higher education. Now some universities and institutes use these technologies to apply virtual and distance education but there are another approaches to use them. Weblog is one of them. Weblogs can be used in conventional universities along side the traditional classroom. This paper review the importance and advantages and results of using weblog in universities by surveying the projects and researches that conducted in this subject all over the world. Using weblog because of easy to learn and apply is growing up every day. And this is a good opportunity to develop using weblogs in traditional universities. Weblog provide a good opportunity for collaborative learning and communication between students and teachers even among the students. This approach is based on constructivism theory. Knowledge rather than being transmitted through instruction is constructed or created by learners as they build their own cognitive structures. Teacher's role is not giving the information to students but is guiding them during the instruction. Usage of the weblog helps to this aim. Results of research have shown that using weblog help users to develop literacy skills, critical thinking skills, knowledge construction ability, cooperative learning, academic development and etc.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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