Ever wondered what are the Educational benefits of completing our Blogs and Blogging in the Classroom Summer Course are? Well check out the answers below.
Critical and Analytical Thinking
Research suggests that students can benefit from the structure of a blog in several ways. A blog provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking skills and to employ language and writing principles that demonstrate analytical thought and comprehension. Blogs also give students a platform from which creative risks can be taken. As students are given writing assignments for blog posts, they will learn the benefits of commitment, scheduling and planning as they strive to meet deadlines and stay on topic.
Increased Exposure to Quality Content
As students apply various skills learned in the classroom to writing a blog, the chances that they will encounter scholarly material increases. When given a topic to write about, a student is likely to seek out data that supports their point of view. They may find content from a variety of sources and, through trial and error, will learn the difference between authoritative and non-authoritative sources. Blogging is an effective educational tool and can be used as part of the course requirements or as an extra credit endeavor. Either way, the blogs should be relevant to material covered in the classroom.
Solitary and Social Interaction
Blogs are commonly perceived as little more than an Internet message board. The educators argue, however, that unlike message boards, a blog gives its creator a predominant space to express individual views, while message boards do not. Message boards highlight a group’s thoughts more than they do the thoughts expressed individually. Simply put, blogs provide a stage for a single author, while message boards provide a stage for a group of individuals. This trait makes blogging of more worth educationally.
Teaching and Administrative Benefits
Blogging benefits students by providing supplemental support for the administrative affairs of a classroom. For instance, in addition to official written correspondence between teachers, students and parents, a blog can serve as a central location that contains material relevant to the class, such as calendars of events, assignment recaps and course syllabi. With its ability to support digital photos and videos, a blog can also be a gathering place for students to view images and video of class activities, such as a field trip.
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