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ERIC Number: EJ1069162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Ed Blogs: A Vygotsky Dialectivist Technology Portal
Hargis, Jace; Schofield, Kathleen
Journal of Educational Technology, v3 n3 p37-41 Oct-Dec 2006
This article provides a brief history of Web logging and subsequent examples of Web log use specific to an educational arena. Although the blogging phenomenon began a few years ago, it is only recently that a critical mass of educators has realized its potential in and out of the classroom for teaching and learning content while acting as a catalyst for becoming technology proficient. The authors present a connection between blogging and Vygotsky's theoretical foundation for learning through communication. The blogging analogy parallels Vygotsky's dialectivism where an initial concept is proposed, a contrary idea is provided whereby a comparative discussion occurs toward synthesis of the ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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