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A Community of Voices: Educational Blog Management Strategies and Tools

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TLRPTIL Volume 56, Number 4, ISSN 8756-3894


Web 2.0 offers a new type of interactive technology that may change the focus and approach of formal education in ways we are just beginning to comprehend. The new and unique qualities of Web 2.0 can be compounded in traditional educational settings by the fact that students often times have far more experience with and understanding the new technology than the teachers who are developing curriculums and setting educational goals. At the same time, Web 2.0 has become so pervasive in such a short time that it makes little sense to ignore it in educational settings. This current article suggests blogging may be the most "education friendly" of the new interactive tools. Blog posts offer students the opportunity to develop their own voice in the classroom, while commentary serves as an important reinforcement for self-reflection and continued participation. The difficulty for teachers is in understanding how to integrate, use and maintain course blogs so that they are a strong and positive educational force in the classroom. At the core of using blogs is the development of blog management strategies. Based on the authors' use of blogs in undergraduate courses, the current paper outlines an approach to blog management.


Bartholomew, M., Jones, T. & Glassman, M. (2012). A Community of Voices: Educational Blog Management Strategies and Tools. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 56(4), 19-25. Retrieved December 8, 2022 from .

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