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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Blogs; Internet in education; Diaries; Social media; Citizen journalism;

Abstract

Blogging has become an increasingly important instructional tool in education. The purpose of this literature review is to explore the impact of blogging on K-12 student learning with special emphasis on engagement, self-expression, and higher-order thinking. The review analyzed thirty scholarly articles that incorporated perspectives on best practices associated with blogging. Special attention was given to empirical research with sound research design, and the scope was limited to sources published between 2004 and 2014. The results of the review find that blogging can increase student engagement by cultivating a student-centered online environment that motivates students to write for an audience. Furthermore, when paired with effective instructional design, the review found that blogging can promote student self-expression and create opportunities for higher-order thinking.

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Ping Gao

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Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 38 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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