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ERIC Number: EJ798860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
The Phenomenon of Blogs and Theoretical Model of Blog Use in Educational Contexts
Kim, Hyung Nam
Computers & Education, v51 n3 p1342-1352 Nov 2008
Many educators have attempted to implement a blog in educational contexts to enhance the communication environment among students and teachers. However, it is uncertain as to why traditional computer-mediated communication (CMC) applications should be replaced with blogs. It is time to comprehensively explore the effects of educational blogs by considering the CMC tools. This paper reviews prior studies and develops a model for the use of blogs in educational contexts by taking into account socio-technical systems theory. The model contributes to interactivity, an open system, a visualization tool, and a decentralized environment of online communication circumstance. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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