Techtalk: Web 2.0, Blogs, and Developmental Education

Caverly, David C.; Nicholson, Sheila A.; Battle, Jennifer; Atkins, Cori E.
September 2008
Journal of Developmental Education;Fall2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
The article discusses the application of blogs in education. Blogs and other Web 2.0 technologies facilitate worldwide exchange of ideas among students, thus acting as an infrastructure for collaborative learning while encouraging academic participation. A number of educators have integrated blogs into their instructional system in order to foster critical thinking among students enrolled in remedial classes. A study confirmed that blogs could improve academic engagement, critical thinking and reading skills.


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