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ERIC Number: ED554194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 115
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-5861-2
The Effects of Blogging on Reading Engagement in the Upper Elementary Grades
Ray, Holly Wilson
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
With children growing up as digital natives, they have become accustomed to a fast paced, multitasking environment. In this digital landscape, children's brains learn in a parallel format, with instant information, as opposed to the traditional linear format with one skill being introduced at a time. Today's education methods used to instruct these children, however, have remained traditional. This mixed-model study investigates the effect of blogging on the reading engagement of fifth graders. Data were gathered for a three-month period in two fifth grade classes with one class serving as the control group, responding to novels in a response journal. The second class served as the experimental group in a digital literacy classroom, responding to novels by blog. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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