Blogging - Infusing engagement, enjoyment (joy) and reflection into learning

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship Vol. 30

July, 2007, 651 pages
Published by
Geoffrey Crisp & Margaret Hicks
ISBN
0 908557 72 8
Abstract 

Elements that impact on student engagement in higher education include relevance, timely feedback, individual and social construction of knowledge, social presence, community and reflection. Blogs are being used by several academics at the University of South Australia (UniSA) to provide students with a means of reflection, orientation, writing community and to foster meaningful student experiences in a rapidly growing communicative domain. This paper will explore the effectiveness of three different uses of blogs in encouraging greater student engagement with their learning.

Keywords: blogs, student engagement, learning, reflection

Blogging - Infusing engagement, enjoyment (joy) and reflection into learning

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Quinn, D., Duff, A., Johnston, H. & Gursansky, D.