ERIC Number: EJ1035878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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Exploring New Potentials of Blogs for Learning: Can Children Use Blogs for Personal Information Management (PIM)?
Yeo, Hwan-Ik; Lee, Yekyung Lisa
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n5 p916-925 Sep 2014
This study explores the use of blogs for personal information management (PIM) as a learning tool that could bring increased efficiency and academic self-efficacy for carrying out learning tasks. In order to identify the uses and effects of using blogs for PIM by children, a control group that used personal spaces within the class website and an experiment group that used personal blogs both posted their resources online (personal space within class website or blog) to use in their class assignments. Comparison of both groups demonstrate that when children used blogs for PIM their academic their self-efficacy increased, their personalization of blogs made it easier to use collected resources and they became more actively engaged in tasks as well. This study suggests that using individual blogs for PIM can create personally meaningful contexts of learning for children.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Information Management, Children, Efficiency, Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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