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Blog aggregation management : reducing the aggravation of managing student blogging

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by David JonesDavid Jones, Jo-Anne LuckJo-Anne Luck
Abstract: This paper examines the design and implementation of reflective journals as individual student blogs in a course with 276 students and 13 teaching staff. The academic aim was to encourage reflection, reduce plagiarism, increase student engagement and increase the visibility of students’ progress in the course. The technical aim was to experiment with an approach that uses a small and simple information system to integrate freely available blog services (e.g. Wordpress.com) with institutional systems and requirements. This paper reports on the learning design, technical implementation, outcomes, and future directions of the approach. While not without problems, both the employment of blogs for reflective journals and the technical approach used to implement them could be usefully adapted for use at other institutions.

History

Start Page

398

End Page

406

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

01/01/2009

ISBN-10

1880094738

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Place of Publication

Chesapeake, VA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications