Reflective learning journals are recognized as asignificant tool in promoting active learning (Thorpe, 2004, p. 327) The learning journal group obtained significantly higher marks than the control group (McCrindle & Christensen, 1995, p. 184) http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamroco/6880096005/
Usage in USQ courses in 2012? 20 – diary Assessment 2 – learning journal n/a to 50% 10 – reflective journal http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/5346367901/
EDC3100 - 2013 Semester 1 – 339 students Semester 2 – ~90 students http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/5346367901/
(Thorpe, 2004, p. 339)Reflective learning journals aredemanding and time-consumingfor both students and educators http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/4307189567/
Blogging as a medium(Freeman & Brett, 2012)(Keawalla et al, 2009)(Osman & Koh, 2013) BIM/BAM (Ross, 2012) (Jones & Luck, 2009) (Reaburn et al, 2009) (Coghlan et al, 2007) http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/3961139526/
I’ve been using BIM for the past year at theUniversity of Canberra and it has saved mehours and hours of work… I cannot go back tomarking Word documents ever again, butwithout BIM blogs become terribly difficult to manage… (de Percy, n.d.) - 26 offerings, 7 courses - 2790+ students - 20,000+ blog postshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/3961139526/
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