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ERIC Number: EJ1073198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Using Blogs to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning in the Health Sciences
Zinger, Lana; Sinclair, Alicia
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v6 n3 p349-352 2013
Teaching in a diverse, urban community college, it has become apparent that students spend most of their free (and classroom) time participating in social media. In response, we decided to incorporate social media, blogs specifically, as a way to increase student engagement, retention and achievement. The learning objective was for our students to learn how to translate complex science into something a broad audience can understand and appreciate. Graduates of a health program need to be the best communicators when translating scientific evidence into something others can understand, and act on. We created a health blog with the goal of helping students translate what they learned in a classroom via their own health blog.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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