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Blogs in education


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Blogs in education

  1. 1. Using Blogs to Facilitate Teaching and Embed Learning
  2. 2. Definition A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Each entry is dated, and the entries are displayed on the web page in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent entry is posted at the top.
  3. 3. Where to Get a Blog <ul><li>Typepad </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits <ul><li>Sharing opinions and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of ownership - motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate audience - local and worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review and VOL </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and multimedia experiece </li></ul><ul><li>Post class information easily </li></ul>
  5. 5. Watch Out For <ul><li>Ensuring you have a code of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber bullying - sometimes very hard to spot unless vigilant </li></ul>