Edublogging: Instruction for the Digital Age Learner
Jeffrey Felix, Bonsall Union School District, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A unique study of K-12 teachers blogging as an instructional practice shows a significant increase in student learning through motivation for assignments and through deeper thought processes. Students enjoy the connectiveness of their work while the collaboration encourages a deeper relationship with their peers and with the teacher. Data shows teachers increase their use of blogging year after year, showing the relevance of blogging as an effective classroom tool. This study also considers how blogging has changed the instructional practice of the participants. This examination of edubloggers informs the educational community on the potential of blogging to support classroom communication and promote increased learning for the Digital Age student.
Felix, J. (2008). Edublogging: Instruction for the Digital Age Learner. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3741-3748). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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