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The Use Of Emails And Blogs In Education

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A brief explanation about how Blogging and Emailing. Advantages and Disadvantages.

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The Use Of Emails And Blogs In Education

  1. 1. The Use of Emails and Blogs in Education<br />Roy Z. Gonzalez Torres<br />840-04-3313<br />TEED3035 (online)<br />Prof. Mary Moore<br />©RGT<br />
  2. 2. Using this presentation I will identify the common advantages and disadvantages of the use o emails and blogs in online courses or in the classroom.<br />Introduction<br />RGT<br />
  3. 3. The use of emails has revolutionized the way teachers communicate with their students.<br />This approach can be very useful in all countries where technology is available and users are computer friendly.<br />Emails <br />RGT<br />
  4. 4. What Email looks like<br />RGT<br />
  5. 5. Teachers can send assignments to students whenever the teacher is absent.<br />Students may turn in their homework assignments without the use of paper.<br />Less littering.<br />Quicker responses to messages and questions.<br />Economically speaking, students and teachers will save hundreds of dollars in paper and ink cartridges.<br />Advantages of emails<br />RGT<br />
  6. 6. Some students do not own technology in their homes; if they do many don’t have internet service in their house or the area they live in.<br />Not all students are computer friendly.<br />Even though teachers are not responsible for it, some emails may carry viruses or spyware that may infect your computer. <br />Some attached documents may not be compatible with some Microsoft Office tools due to different updates.<br />Disadvantages <br />RGT<br />
  7. 7. Blogs are usually used for providing information and personal opinions towards a certain topic or theme.<br />Example of a blog:<br />http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/obamacare/?src=twt&twt=NytimesKrugman<br />Blogs<br />RGT<br />
  8. 8. How a blog is like<br />RGT<br />
  9. 9. Accessible to all users.<br />Contains brief yet valuable information about a certain topic.<br />Open to free opinions and comments.<br />May carry different sites for further research.<br />Promotes peer evaluation.<br />Suitable for all users.<br />Content is tentative(subject to change).<br />Advantages of Blogging<br />RGT<br />
  10. 10. Some users may have problems with commenting on the blog.<br />Many Blogs require registering to a new email account or web page.<br />Some Blogs may create arguments between the commentators due to the difference in opinions.<br />Pop ups may become a problem while browsing for the blog.<br />Some may eventually be hacked and infected by spammers.<br />Disadvantages<br />RGT<br />
  11. 11. Blog example:<br />Krugman, Paul. “Obamacare”. New York Times Paul Krugman Blog.Twitter.com. 2010. New York.<br />http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/obamacare/?src=twt&twt=NytimesKrugman<br />Bibliography<br />RGT<br />

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