Clearly I failed in my attempt to get back into blogging regularly. But last year was crazy, so I’m going to cut myself a little slack. So I was just about to start planning my social media comeback strategy (!) for 2019, when I came across this great post by Seth Godin on why you … More Get back on the (blog) horse
It’s been quite a busy six months, what with a new job, a new baby, rewriting two courses and finishing a blasted PhD. But I’m starting to come out of the fog, and it’s high time I refocused on my blog. Why? Because I keep telling people about the multiple benefits that writing on a … More The power of writing reflectively
What is a blog? If you’re not familiar with the term ‘blog’ it can be difficult to see how a blog can enhance learning. Think of a blog as a sketchbook or an exercise book. Each page constitutes a new entry in the book and each entry follows the previous entry. As a student makes … More How can blogs enhance student learning?
How can blogs improve writing and reflective skills? The act of blogging is beneficial to students on many levels. Although it is a more informal way of writing than a traditional essay, this informality can be an advantage as it reduces the pressure on students to aim for perfection in their writing. In addition, asking … More Improving writing and reflection with blogs
A great post which highlights the growing concern over social media sites such as Facebook and their level of control over data: http://gigaom.com/2009/08/13/the-evolution-of-blogging/