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ERIC Number: EJ1152612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2470-6353
The Impact of Blogging on Student Communication about Books
Albaugh, Brittany M.
Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, v15 n2 Article 5 Fall 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate how the use of blogging in the language arts classroom influences student communication about independent reading novels. I was motivated to do this study by witnessing the enthusiasm with which my students discussed technology as well as their eagerness to use those resources to create technologically sound learning experiences. That inspired me to investigate socially-driven technology. Our classroom blog and accompanying blog comments were the primary sources of data collection for this study. Theories that helped frame this study include Social Constructivism and Transactional/Reader Response. The results of this study indicated that blog conversations benefitted students on academic and social levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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