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ERIC Number: EJ946498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
A Case Study of Blog-Based Learning in Korea: Technology becomes Pedagogy
Kang, Inae; Bonk, Curtis J.; Kim, Myung-Chun
Internet and Higher Education, v14 n4 p227-235 Sep 2011
The unique technological functions of a weblog have earned it a growing reputation as a pedagogical tool for educators across fields of study. While using the blog as a communicative and pedagogical platform in two different graduate classes in Korea, this study explored the premise of a weblog as a place for networked individuality. The classes studied employed blogs as a learning environment in which both active participation and discussion among team members was required to resolve learning tasks and issues. The first finding from this study was that discussion occurring in a blog forms multi-dimensional and multi-layered interactivity among the team. Second, a blog can function as a place where instructors and students can experience decentralized relationships among themselves. In the end, blogging provides an opportunity to form a social constructivist learning environment where both students and the instructor can experience a community of practice, while preserving their unique networked individuality. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea