Blog as a reflection tool

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Description

  • 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: http://lulamurple.blogspot.com/

One student blog from Ms. Kirkley's class

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

EDUCAUSE. (2005). 7 things you should know about Blogs ( No. ELI7006). Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7006.pdf

Leslie, S. (2003). Some Uses of Blogs in Education. Retrieved from matrix2.gif

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


Citation

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Seilhamer, R. & Chen, B. (2015). Blog as a reflection tool. In K. Thompson and B. Chen (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. Retrieved March 28, 2017 from https://topr.online.ucf.edu/index.php?title=Blog_as_a_reflection_tool&oldid=3893 View Author Profiles