Title

Blog post analysis: a look into student participation, content, and writing style

College

College of Computer Studies

Department/Unit

Information Technology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Physical Description

11 leaves

Abstract

As teachers, we must aim for our students to achieve deep learning. However, students typically decide how they should perform depending on what is expected of them by the teacher. Perhaps, the major influence on the student's approach to learning is the assessment methods. This paper explores blogging as a form of assessment that would enable deeper learning in students. It is argued that the way a teacher designs a blog assignment can influence how students perform on the assignment. Varying blog assignments were implemented on two sets of undergraduate students for a period of one trimester through the Ning social network. This paper presents an analysis of how varying blog assignment designs influenced student participation, content, and writing style

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Disciplines

Computer Sciences

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