Tuesday, July 28, 2009
What a wonderful and useful tool the Blog is! I wonder how long it would have taken me to discover it, had I not enrolled in managing e-learning.
I found the Blogger website to be fun and easy.
A blog provides a forum for communication which teachers can utilise with students for sharing ideas, enriching writing skills and reflecting on classroom tasks. The availability and user friendliness of blogging software means that creating a blog as a classroom activity is extremely simple and fun. It really is an activity that everyone can become involved in, even students who are not ‘into’ computers. There are blogs out in cyberspace to suit any interest. Students can also have fun personalising their blogs, which might be a way of ‘hooking’ them into learning.
An activity such as the one we are engaged in right now in Managing e- learning would be an excellent way of working collaboratively with others in the class or in groups. Receiving and giving peer feedback, in a professional manner would be an interesting exercise for secondary students.
A blog could also be fully utilised by learning managers to post resources or homework / assignment tasks for students.