Using Blogs as a Communication Tool

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Description

Blogs offer an easy way for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and acquisition outside of the learning management system (EDUCAUSE, 2005).

Link to example artifact(s)

Example

  • Instructor: UCF’s Dr. Thomas Brueckner
  • Course Title: PSC1121 Physical Science

UCF physics professor Dr. Thomas Brueckner uses a blog as a tool to communicate with students. He posts class announcements, reminders, and shares resources. The benefits of using a blog for this type of communication are as follows:

  • Organization of content
  • Posts are displayed in reverse chronological order – most recent information always appears first
  • Use of tags to make content easy to find
  • Effective communication tool outside of his online course. Students can subscribe to RSS feeds to have updates pushed to them or visit the blog through link posted inside course.

Explore Dr. Brueckner’s blog at: http://psc1121.blogspot.com/

Dr. Brueckner's course blog
Dr. Brueckner’s course blog

Link to scholarly reference(s)

Church, A. (2008). Bloom’s digital taxonomy. Retrieved from http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom%27s+Digital+taxonomy+v3.01.pdf

CommonCraft.com (2007). Blogs in Plain English [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI

Demski, J. (2012, January 1). Strategies for blog-powered instruction. Campus Technology. Retrieved from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/01/01/strategies-for-blog-powered-instruction.aspx

EDUCAUSE. (2005). 7 things you should know about Blogs ( No. ELI7006). Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2005/9/7-things-you-should-know-about-blogs

Citation

Thompson, K., &Chen, B. (2015). Using blogs as a communication tool. In B. Chen & K. Thompson (Eds.), Teaching online pedagogical repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. https://topr.online.ucf.edu/blog-as-a-communication-tool/.

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