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EnquiryBlogger – Using Widgets To Support Awareness and Reflection in a PLE Setting

Ferguson, Rebecca and Buckingham Shum, Simon and Deakin Crick, Ruth (2012) EnquiryBlogger – Using Widgets To Support Awareness and Reflection in a PLE Setting. pp. 28-32. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.

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Abstract

Blogs provide environments within which people can articulate, refine and reflect on practice. These characteristics make them useful for learners who are developing the practical skills and learning dispositions that are associated with authentic enquiry. The EnquiryBlogger tool is being developed to extend the core features of a robust, open source blogging platform in order to support awareness and reflection for enquiry-based learners. The first phase of the project developed blog plug-ins, together with associated teacher dashboards, and piloted their use. Feedback and use data show that the tools support reflection and are valued by learners. The pilot study has informed the development of a second phase of the project, which will support customization of these tools and increase learners’ opportunities to develop awareness of the experiences of others.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:PLE Conference 2011
Subjects:Web Science Events > Personal Learning Environment Conference 2011
ID Code:705
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:27 Mar 2012 19:33
Last Modified:10 May 2013 15:02

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