What are Blogs and Journals?

Blogs and Journals are a collaborative tool that can create greater interaction between you and your students. A journal entry can include links to resources, multimedia as well as text, unlike a blog, journals can only be viewed and commented on by teaching staff, not by other students in the course. Blogs can be viewed and commented on by other course members. 

Why would I use a Blogs and Journals?

Blogs can be used to allow students to reflect on learning experiences or activities.  They can also be used to allow students to share opinions and resources. 

Journals can be used to allow students to reflect on learning experiences or activities.  

Other considerations

Other tools you should consider as well as blogs and journals are:

Discussion Board: A discussion board should be used for short-question-and-answer-style collaboration between students.  

Wiki: A wiki is a collaborative space where students can add and edit content, which is usually used for group projects.

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