Placement Blogging: The Benefits and Limitations of Online Journaling
Curtis, S., Axford, B. Blair, A., Gibson, C., Huggins, R., and Sherrington, P. ‘Placement blogging: the benefits and limitations of online journaling’, Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Vol.1, Issue 3, 2009, ISSN: 1756-848X
Posted: 17 Jun 2012
Date Written: May 2009
The use of weblogs (blogs) as student learning journals has become increasingly popular in class-based courses, but little attention has been given to their use in supporting experiential learning activities off-campus. This article explores the advantages and limitations of placement blogging which emerged from a major research project on placement learning for students of politics. It found that blogging can encourage reflective learning due to its public nature. The article includes short videos of post-placement interviews in which students discuss issues surrounding their use of online journaling.
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