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ERIC Number: EJ897154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Using Blogs to Identify Misconceptions in a Large Undergraduate Nutrition Course
Paulus, Trena; Spence, Marsha
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n5 p62-68 Sep 2010
We describe two iterations of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of small online activity and reflection blogging groups into a large undergraduate lecture course in nutrition. Our goal was to promote student learning and conceptual change through reflection and interaction in blog conversations. We found the blog conversations to be highly useful to the instructors as a source of data on student understandings and misconceptions of course topics. These misconceptions could then be addressed with further instruction. We found that, even with initial training, graduate teaching assistants needed significant guidance in facilitation strategies and that finding the ideal balance between structure and autonomy is a design challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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