Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/9850
Title: An empirically grounded framework to guide blogging in higher education
Authors: Kerawalla, Lucinda
Minocha, Shailey
Kirkup, Gill
Conole, Gráinne
First Published: 28-Jun-2008
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2009, 25 (1), pp. 31-42.
Abstract: We report on a study involving Masters-level students who blogged as a part of a distance-learning course at the Open University, UK. We present an empirically-grounded framework that can be used to guide educators when they are considering blogging as part of their courses, and can be used by students' whose courses include blogging activities. In our analysis of semi-structured interviews with students, we identified six factors that influenced their blogging: perceptions of, and need for, an audience; perceptions of, and need for, community; the utility of, and need for comments; presentational style of the blog content; overarching factors related to the technological context; and the pedagogical context of the course. The students' blogging behaviours were varied and depended upon the way in which they addressed each of the six factors. These factors, along with the associated questions in the proposed framework, provide insights about the activity of blogging from a student's perspective. Therefore, the framework can guide the design of blogging activities in courses.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2008.00286.x
ISSN: 0266-4909
eISSN: 1365-2729
Links: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2008.00286.x/abstract;jsessionid=BAD9CA5E15DD064D3D27ADC879B8678E.d01t04
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/9850
Type: Article
Rights: © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Description: Metadata only entry.
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