Blogging for Success Can interactive collegiate blogging alleviate loneliness in distance learning?. What is Blogging?. +. =. “a frequently updated web site consisting of dated entries arranged in reverse chronological order so that the most recent post appears first ” (Rettberg, 2008).
“a frequently updated web site consisting of dated entries arranged in reverse chronological order so that the most recent post appears first” (Rettberg, 2008)
“feelings of isolation or alienation may have a consequential impact as computer-mediated technology continues to play an even greater role in higher education. It is important to look for methods, strategies and technologies that allow all learners to feel comfortable in the learning environment.” Dickey and Michele (2004)'
“At the simplest level, online learning communities simply express the social nature of human beings” Daniel (2006)
September 2009 BAPD Childhood Practice cohort
Can the use of student / tutor collaborative blogging enhance an online learning community and alleviate student perception of isolation in online distance learning?
This is an effective way of sharing new information and resources which are specific to the students who all work in a variety of settings with children 0 – 16
Peer support and module specific information can be shared within an individual module.
Students are using the blogs for a variety of purposes
Qualititative data to be gathered but students are saying they like blogging
Blog analysis so far demonstrates peer support as the most common use of the blog