Incorporate Blogs for Reflection

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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)

Church, A. (2008). Bloom’s digital taxonomy. (2007). Blogs in plain English [Video file].

EDUCAUSE. (2005). 7 things you should know about blogs ( No. ELI7006). 


Kirkley, D. (2015). Incorporate blogs for reflection. In B. Chen & K. Thompson (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning.

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