Blogs: open space for reflection/ forum for discussions/ portfolio of completed assignments/ opening up courses to a wider group of participants.
Blogs’major applications: maintaining a learning journal; recording personal life; expressing emotions; communicating with others; assessment and; managing tasks.
Blogosphere: blog interconnections as a. a social network and b. an ecosystem
Blog Benefits in learning environments: reading other blogs; receiving feedback on one’s own blog
Blog and Personal Learning Environment (PLE): use for personal info management; use for social interaction and collaboration; info aggreggation and management
Blog problems: fragmented discussions/ a lack of coordination structures/ weak support for awareness/ danger of over-scripting
Poldoja, H., Duval, E. & Leinonen, T. (2016). Design and evaluation of an online tool for open learning with blogs, in Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Vol 32, No 2, pp. 61-81.
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