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ERIC Number: EJ803601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Reflections on Using Blogs to Expand In-Class Discussion
Wang, Shiang-Kwei; Hsua, Hui-Yin
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n3 p81-85 Jun 2008
Originally, blogs served as personal journaling tools. Recently, blogs have facilitated the formation of online communities and have thus expanded to more extensive uses in education. Little has been learned about using blogs as a collaboration tool in educational contexts. In this article, the authors share their experiences with using blogs to expand in-class discussions in a teacher-education program. They address the differences between using blogs and using discussion boards, the advantages and limitations of using blogs to exchange ideas, lessons learned about using blogs to expand guided discussion of limited in-class conversations, and their observations of learners' perceptions of using blogs to enhance discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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