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ERIC Number: EJ825111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Supporting "Learning by Design" Activities Using Group Blogs
Fessakis, Georgios; Tatsis, Konstantinos; Dimitracopoulou, Angelique
Educational Technology & Society, v11 n4 p199-212 2008
The paper presents a case study of the educational exploitation of group blogging for the implementation of a "learning by design" activity. More specifically, a group of students used a blog as a communication and information management tool in the University course of ICT-enhanced Geometry learning activities. The analysis of the designed learning activities, the blog content and log files, as well as the points of view of the students (via a questionnaire and a group interview) expressed upon completion of the activity gives significant findings supporting the researchers' initial hypotheses about the potential of blogs' educational applications. Blogs combined with a proper pedagogical approach such as "learning by design" enable teachers to offer high quality learning experiences to their students. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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