Motivation, encouraging independent learning – allowing readers to make connections through abstraction and re – integration.
..self-directed learners and thinkers.. students have a greater chance of making connections between concepts and ideas – reference earlier posts on salient communication
In actuality, providing a bridge between traditional design / development techniques which otherwise could prove a burden on time management costs helping communicators to draft first copy and gain a summarization in a shorter time of more extensive topics.
..use of higher order thinking skills as they create
and post entries in their blogs, along with commenting on other student’s blogs.
Recognized approaches to fact finding and research, questioning the continued learning benefits such as;
- Self-directed learning
- Peer-to-peer teaching and learning*
- Inquiry-based learning*
- Problem solving
Differentiated Learning with Technology – one size does not fit all, and this applies to the way students learn. Students benefit from blogging because differentiated learning using technology offers the ability to be creative, process new knowledge in their own way, and making sense of what they are learning in a manner more appropriate to their learning style. Collaborative Learning With Technology..
Through collaborative learning, students gain from sharing with each other. Here are benefits for students when they take responsibility for their own classroom blog.
Improved Writing Skills – students learn to focus more on writing and editing blog posts, which in turn improves their writing skills. This comes when they realize their blog entries are no longer just viewed by their teacher. Students learn they are writing for and which provide comments, feedback, and recommendations. This collaborative learning loop benefits students’ writing skills through creating clear and concise blog posts.
Improved Reading Skills – students find they need to develop an increased understanding of what they read for two reasons. The first, good editing requires good reading skills. The second, preparation of clear and a concise blog post requires reading comprehension.
Abstracting content, understanding the requirement for recognition and altering approaches to individual efforts improving or at least making changes to the way subjects are taught and marks attributed through a system of ‘CPC’ – Cost per click Through per individual efforts before a time when summarization is mile stoned.