I blog, therefore I  :  Using blogs to aid student and staff inquiry Sabine Little Learning Development & Research Associa...
IBL involves <ul><li>Students and/or tutors establishing question/problem etc </li></ul><ul><li>Students pursuing lines of...
Blogs for reflection <ul><li>Can be kept private or public </li></ul><ul><li>Layout of blog encourages narrative writing –...
I blog, therefore I … reflect.
Blogs for collaboration <ul><li>Easily accessible (across countries/continents) </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping possible throug...
I blog, therefore I … collaborate.
Blogs for learning/teaching <ul><li>Individuals can bring learning components to the group, providing a ‘bigger picture’ <...
I blog, therefore I … learn/teach.
The Soup Blog
I blog, therefore I … learn/teach.
Blogs for dissemination <ul><li>Sharing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the profile of learning and teaching in th...
Blogs for dissemination
Blogs for personalisation <ul><li>Choice of templates – customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of sound, video, images ...
I blog, therefore I … personalise.
I blog, therefore I …am <ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating podcasts, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Self-publ...
I blog, therefore I…am.
Discussion <ul><li>What can blogs do that other tools can’t? </li></ul><ul><li>What can’t they do? </li></ul><ul><li>What ...
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  1. 1. I blog, therefore I : Using blogs to aid student and staff inquiry Sabine Little Learning Development & Research Associate (Networked Learning) Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences www.shef.ac.uk/cilass am reflect collaborate learn teach disseminate personalise
  2. 2. IBL involves <ul><li>Students and/or tutors establishing question/problem etc </li></ul><ul><li>Students pursuing lines of inquiry (often in groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing on existing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying new learning and information needs </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking information, evidence, e.g. interacting with (digital) resources, datasets, archives </li></ul><ul><li>Discussing, receiving feedback, synthesising information, constructing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing and communicating ideas and results </li></ul><ul><li>Working with staff as partners, participating in a research community </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogs for reflection <ul><li>Can be kept private or public </li></ul><ul><li>Layout of blog encourages narrative writing – ‘continuing the story’ </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to link to resources, attach other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable on various levels (time stamp, key words, phrases, sub-categories) </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  4. 4. I blog, therefore I … reflect.
  5. 5. Blogs for collaboration <ul><li>Easily accessible (across countries/continents) </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping possible through ‘pages’ </li></ul><ul><li>Processes, paths and reflections remain visible </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Product’ can be made visible to the world </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  6. 6. I blog, therefore I … collaborate.
  7. 7. Blogs for learning/teaching <ul><li>Individuals can bring learning components to the group, providing a ‘bigger picture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Staff can model ‘good’ writing, reflexivity, facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible (more easily than institutional virtual learning environments (VLEs)?) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal (unlike institutional VLEs?) </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  8. 8. I blog, therefore I … learn/teach.
  9. 9. The Soup Blog
  10. 10. I blog, therefore I … learn/teach.
  11. 11. Blogs for dissemination <ul><li>Sharing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the profile of learning and teaching in the institution </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop-shop for events announcements, reports, and reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Comments function facilitates discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Notification/RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a community of practice? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Blogs for dissemination
  13. 13. Blogs for personalisation <ul><li>Choice of templates – customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of sound, video, images </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  14. 14. I blog, therefore I … personalise.
  15. 15. I blog, therefore I …am <ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating podcasts, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Self-publication </li></ul><ul><li>Space for sharing reflections, work & CV </li></ul><ul><li>Identification through blog? </li></ul>
  16. 16. I blog, therefore I…am.
  17. 17. Discussion <ul><li>What can blogs do that other tools can’t? </li></ul><ul><li>What can’t they do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are personalisation issues? </li></ul><ul><li>What other uses might new technologies open up? </li></ul>

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