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Blogging in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Approach

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Author(s): Gulfidan CAN | Devrim OZDEMIR

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 4;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: higher education | New Forms of Writing | Blogging Method | Weblogs

ABSTRACT
In this paper the blogging method, which includes new forms of writing, is supported as an alternative approach to address the frequently asserted problems in higher education such as product-oriented assessment and lack of value given to students' writing as contribution to the discourse of the academic disciplines. Both theoretical and research background information is provided to clarify the rationale of using this method in higher education. Furthermore, recommended way of using this method in courses is outlined specifically in relation to these problems.
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