Blogging to a technological tool use to publish information to the internet so that others can interact by sharing information.
For the Student the use of blogs enables them to interact with each other, share their concerns on thought provoking issues, showcase their work. It facilitates students to express themsleves in writing, and also enougage them to read and respond, analytically to what they have read.
Students are able to discuss topics to get a better understanding of concepts that were taught in class,blogging can also be reflection tool for students, and for revision. They can use blogging to create an online portofilo of work done in the past and present. For students blogging is a powerful medium for increasing access and exposure to quality information.
For the educators we can use blog to post class related information, for example, events. We can also use it as a tool to post assignments, give guidelines for writing skills. We can provide our students with online videos, articles so that they can view out of school. Provide other links with information relating to class. We can create an online book club. this one is the best of all we can link to other classes somewhere else in the world. The use of blog is one of the best tool we can use in the classroom to facilitate learning.
As an educator I teach to College level students. The use of the blog in the classroom is a great medium for my students to communicate and share information. It really allows them to be creative, intuitive, and promotes critical and analytical thinking on areas that are controversial and otherwise.
Students appreciate the use of blogs in the classroom to enhance learning. They can associate with this medium, they get excited when this approach is being used. therefore blogging can be a excellent way gain hands-on experience to prepare them for this rapid changing world of technology