THE USE OF WEBLOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: BENEFITS AND BARRIERS , Barriers …
THE USE OF WEBLOGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:
BENEFITS AND BARRIERS
The society have been affected of ubiquitous information technology(IT),this phenomenon is called "information society".
People started to use weblogs and also they transfer the usual classes to the cyberspace.
what is weblogs
weblogs:is a page where a weblogger blogs the different web pages that she/he likes,personal web pages written in chronological diary form
and maintained through weblogging software.
it normally has text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.
the objective of his document is to analyse the benefits and barriers of using weblogs in HEIs’ courses, also we learned that weblogs and increase the cognitive and social constructio of knowledge
learning log: is an academic jornal created for the student to learn knowledge about an assign topic.
we have some important wods from weblogs:
-website: and an online community.
-blogging:the action of create a blog
-blogger:the person who creates blog.
blogspace:the connected realm of blogs that exists on the Internet and is accessible via links to other blogs, specialty search engines and weblog indexes.
we have some clasifications of weblogs: personal,political/social/economic comentaries,technology.etc.
instructor blog: where the teacher presents information from the students.usually cotain course content, course management information, general commentary to all students about
their learning progress, etc
student blog:is where the students bog information about proyects or things of the daily leaning process.
Its use to blog impotant information.
Comments and opinions.
have a constant comunication.
Weblogs are easier to usethan other technologies
Allows to public with only one click.
update constantly without any software
The information is there 24/7.
BENEFITS AND BARRIERS
Help students to be related with different topcis and opinions.
Exist collaborative weblogs that support the team work.
The use of weblogs (new technologies) prepares students better for the current labour market.
It I used as a leaning tool.
Doesnt allow to install all the updates.
Assign participation online to each student is a difficulty.
If the web is public any group can enter to the weblog.
The use of the technology needs practice.