Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to use blogs for learning and teaching

I have just facilitated a workshop discussion about blogging for learning and teaching at Otago Polytechnic. I was pleased to get a reasonable turn out considering we're heading into the Easter holiday.

My main thought about using blogs as a teacher is you have to tailor the technology to the students' needs and the aim of the activities you are designing. In other words, there will be times when Facebook is best for facilitating conversation, but blogs may be better suited for more in-depth reflection and analysis. Another example blogs are great to facilitating the growth of networks of learning, but closed blogs may be better for reflecting on sensitive issues such as clinical practice as a student nurse.

How do you use blogs in your teaching? If you use a personal blog, what have been your learning outcomes?

1 comment:

Schools in Geelong said...

What a fantastic line-up of speakers!I think it helps to see the bigger picture.