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ERIC Number: EJ776126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Blogs Aren't the Enemy; How Blogs Enhance Learning. Voices from
Utecht, Jeff
Technology & Learning, v27 n9 p32 Apr 2007
There is a problem with blogs in the classroom--a problem that has many educators looking at blogging and not understanding why one would want to blog, how it benefits students, or how it engages them in the learning process. In this article, the author discusses how blogs enhance learning. Blogs are not about writing, they are about a conversation. The power of blogging comes from the conversation threads that can be carried on among teachers and students. Few teachers, though, give their students time to read, reflect, or to leave comments during class--or even as homework on other's blogs. Yet those comments, either made by classmates or by others, can deepen learning and understanding. When blogs are viewed as vehicles for dialogue, they bring a completely new meaning to the term blogging. They are no longer journal assignments; they are thoughtful discussions that extend well after a lesson ends.
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Language: English
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