Blogging: a Collaborative Online Discussion Tool
Shiangkwei Wang, Hui-Yin Hsu, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Originally, blogs served as personal journaling tools. Recently blogs are more often applied to form online communities and thus expanded to more extensive uses in education. Little has been learned about the learners' perceptions of using blog to facilitate online discussion, nor of strategies for facilitating collaboration on blogs. This study discusses the use of blog as a channel to promote pre-service teachers' awareness of diversity in a literacy/reading context, and shares our experiences of facilitating the collaborative contributions of blogs.
Wang, S. & Hsu, H.Y. (2007). Blogging: a Collaborative Online Discussion Tool. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2486-2489). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).