Gonna Change My Way of Thinking: Blogging in Education (poster session)
Sharon Stoerger, PhD student
Why are blogs special?
- easy to use!
- web accessible
Edublogging adoption due to accountability & engaging students in learning process
What research is going happening?
- content analysis of studentâ€™s work
But not a lot of research yet!!
Early adaptors: K-12, higher ed, US, China, UK, Australia, Harvard, North Dakota State University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford, University of Arizona, University of Southern Indiana, business, composition, engineering, journalism, law, and literature.
Primarily to supplement class or act as a journal/learning-log.
Also used as class website, class discussion, assignments
Great due to learning experience, community, real world, and personal growth.
Issues and concerns? Policies, guidelines, learning experience, privacy, safety, bad habits, and technology.
Two sources I want to check out:
Brunder, J. (2001). Acts of meaning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Flyvbjerg, B. (2001). Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.