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Using blogs for inquiry-based learning
1. I blog, therefore I : Using blogs to aid student and staff inquiry Sabine Little Learning Development & Research Associate (Networked Learning) Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences www.shef.ac.uk/cilass am reflect collaborate learn teach disseminate personalise 2. IBL involves Students and/or tutors establishing question/problem etc Students pursuing lines of inquiry (often in groups) Drawing on existing knowledge Identifying new learning and information needs Seeking information, evidence, e.g. interacting with (digital) resources, datasets, archives Discussing, receiving feedback, synthesising information, constructing knowledge Analysing and communicating ideas and results Working with staff as partners, participating in a research community 3. Blogs for reflection Can be kept private or public Layout of blog encourages narrative writing continuing the story Easy to link to resources, attach other materials Searchable on various levels (time stamp, key words, phrases, sub-categories) 4. I blog, therefore I reflect. 5. Blogs for collaboration Easily accessible (across countries/continents) Grouping possible through pages Processes, paths and reflections remain visible Product can be made visible to the world 6. I blog, therefore I collaborate. 7. Blogs for learning/teaching Individuals can bring learning components to the group, providing a bigger picture Staff can model good writing, reflexivity, facilitation Accessible (more easily than institutional virtual learning environments (VLEs)?) Personal (unlike institutional VLEs?) 8. I blog, therefore I learn/teach. 9. The Soup Blog 10. I blog, therefore I learn/teach. 11. Blogs for dissemination Raising the profile of learning and teaching in the institution One-stop-shop for events announcements, reports, and reflections Comments function facilitates discussion Creating a community of practice? 12. Blogs for dissemination 13. Blogs for personalisation Choice of templates customisation Inclusion of sound, video, images 14. I blog, therefore I personalise. 15. I blog, therefore I am Integrating podcasts, videos Space for sharing reflections, work & CV Identification through blog? 16. I blog, therefore Iam. 17. Discussion What can blogs do that other tools cant? What are personalisation issues? What other uses might new technologies open up?