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  1. 1. Evaluating student performance & learning environment in LEARNING JOURNALS Asma Salim Al-Balushi Sultan Qaboos University College of education (ILT) [email_address]
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This presentation is prepared to evaluate student performance and learning environment in a certain course (in SQU) by using learning journals . </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the course <ul><li>Course Title: E-Learning Strategies (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Course Code: TECH3422 </li></ul><ul><li>Course Type: Department Requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Hours: 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor : Dr. Maryam Al-Washahi </li></ul><ul><li>The E-Learning Strategies (1) course is designed to introduce the student to the pedagogical, institutional, cultural, and technological aspects of e-learning. It is offered on SQU moodle. However, learning journal is used in this course for assessment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a learning journal? <ul><li>A learning journal is a steadily growing document that the learner write, to record reflections, thoughts and the progress of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>For the teacher, reflective journal writing serves as a window into student thinking and learning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. advantages of learning journals <ul><li>Provide a basis for creating new perspectives - it creates a framework to explore relationships and arguments between ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer opportunities to increase understanding for others - individuals can address social issues and enhance their understanding of our society and world. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a way to practical way to understand books/articles - writing creates a format to regularly examine reading materials and improve our ability to comprehend and recall knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for self-directed learning activities- journal writing requires personal discipline and establishing individual learning goals to complete journaling assignments. </li></ul>
  6. 6. blogs as reflective journals <ul><li>Blogs are used widely as learning journals to reflect the educational experience of students </li></ul><ul><li>More over, blog-based journals allow students to make connections with the real world, and reinforcing key ideas and concepts </li></ul><ul><li>“ To take advantage of the general nature of Web logs as ‘public journals’ in using them for personal reflection, in the context of a learning community, one issues that arise in the course, both rhetorical and course-related” ( Nardi et al., 2004 , p. 45). </li></ul>
  7. 7. An example of blog-based journal
  8. 8. Assessment of learning journals <ul><li>Assessment of student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of learning environment </li></ul>
  9. 9. References : <ul><li>Nardi et al., 2004 B. Nardi, D.J. Schiano, M. Gumbrecht and L. Swartz, Why we blog, Communications of the ACM 47 (12) (2004), pp. 41–46. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Assessment Strategies for Online Colleges & Universities. Accessed online on 28/3/2010 : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usdla.org/html/journal/FEB02_Issue/article04.html </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Assessment Rubric Instructor Evaluation . Accessed online on 28/3/2010 : </li></ul><ul><li>http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp355/Assessment/Blank-ECMP355-BloggingEvaluationRubric.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Evaluation . Accessed online on 28/3/2010: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.masters.ab.ca/bdyck/Blog / </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Rubric . Accessed online on 28/3/2010: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.evenfromhere.org/?p =1282 </li></ul><ul><li>CRITICAL EVALUATION OF A blog. Accessed online on 28/3/2010 : </li></ul><ul><li>http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalblog.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>learning journals . Accessed online on 28/3/2010 : </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.audiencedialogue.net/journal.html </li></ul><ul><li>REFLECTION JOURNAL ACTIVITIES . Accessed online on 28/3/2010 : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.catholic-forum.com/churches/cathteach/outcomes_rubric_reflection_journal.html </li></ul>

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