Blog as a reflection tool

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  • Instructor: UCF’s Ms. Debbie Kirkley
  • Course Title: EME5208 Production Techniques for Instructional Settings

Instructor Testimony

UCF education professor Debbie Kirkley uses student blogs to fulfill the requirement of students to keep a journal throughout the semester to reflect on course projects and their experiences. The benefits of using this type of blog are as follows:

  • Provides authentic learning opportunities: Create user generated content
  • Motivation
  • Ease of use
  • Integrate links, videos, other web resources
  • Increase interaction and collaboration – comments, peer review
  • Students practice technology skills that will directly transfer into future work settings

Link to example artifact(s)

Explore a student example from Debbie Kirkley’s class:

One student blog from Ms. Kirkley's class
One student blog from Ms. Kirkley’s class

Link to scholarly reference(s)


Seilhamer, R. & Chen, B. (2015). Blog as a reflection tool. In Chen, B., deNoyelles, A., & Thompson, K. (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. Retrieved March 24, 2018 from

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