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ERIC Number: EJ846561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
E-Journaling: Achieving Interactive Education Online
Phipps, Jonnie Jill
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v28 n1 p62-65 2005
One teaching strategy successfully being implemented in the high-tech environment of online education is that of electronic journaling, or e-journaling. It enhances traditional face-to-face classrooms and courses offered at a distance to multiple sites using video technology. E-journaling provides an opportunity for learners to express opinions, ideas, and concerns about the course materials that would not be shared otherwise. The intellectual exchange allows faculty members to encourage, guide, and engage students in an academic venue. E-journaling builds a rapport between faculty and students that contributes to positive learning experiences and successful outcomes. Although effective in a number of educational settings, e-journaling proves essential for successful interaction in Web-based courses where materials are delivered completely online. However, e-journaling remains underused as a teaching and learning tool. Possibly many instructors do not know of its many benefits or are unfamiliar with the various technologies available to implement it. Implementing the traditional teaching strategy of journaling in electronic format has many advantages. The author contends that e-journaling is ideal for reflective learning activities in traditional classrooms and enhances distance classrooms that use video to connect multiple sites. This interactive forum provides the "personal" connection that many Web courses in particular lack. (Contains 17 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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