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Friday, January 14, 2005

Campus Technology:Blogs in Higher Ed: Personal Voice as Part of Learning

by Ruth Reynard Pointed to by CorporateBloggingBlog
Finding personal voice as a pedagogical method is important to establish learner identity and focus, and journaling has long been recognized as an effective way to provide space for this to occur. The blog, however, provides a context in which personal voice can be 'published' by the student, which means that attention is given to content, relevancy, and connection with learning outcomes to a higher degree than a traditional journal submission. The idea that more than one person will view the work is quite powerful in promoting a sense of ownership from the student.
I think research in corporate settings whether for pharmaceuticals or aerospace is a form of learning. Aren't lab notebooks a form of journaling; researchers are learning from nature, not necessarily from others...The access to the blog should be limited and the outcomes should be measured appropriately... Update: I finally fixed the spelling of the title.


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