It was estimated that in January 2017, there were more than 1.8 billion websites. And as most of us know already, a website can be a personal, commercial, governmental website, or a non-profit organisation. Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, ranging from entertainment and social networking, to providing news and education.
Blogs are essentially another form of website. More particularly, as defined by the Australian Psychological Society, blogs are ‘shared online websites written in the form of journals by individuals, groups, or corporations about any topic or issue they want.’
With the increasing popularity of blogs, it makes sense that they should be adapted by teachers to make the classroom experience even more meaningful for students. The good news is that teachers seem to be receptive of embracing digital resources to propel student learning.
Now, how do we transfer the principles of blog psychology to optimise learning in the classroom?
First, let’s point out some of the benefits of blogging in education such as: allowing students to articulate their views. It is more engaging than simply reading a textbook; and, it increases extroverts’ satisfaction in the classroom, and has a host of other classroom benefits. Read More
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