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Cooperative study blog

Amanda Evelyn Waldo

Abstract:

In this activity, students are asked to identify and discuss key course concepts in periodic posts to a shared blog. The title of each blog post identifies the concept; in the body of the post, the student explains the importance of the concept and provides relevant definitions and analysis. Once students have completed their individual contributions, the blog archive (a linked listing of the post titles) functions as an electronic flashcard deck covering each of the topics the students have identified as important. As it grows, the blog becomes a useful resource for students to review key concepts, test their understanding, and prepare for exams. For examples of actual student blogs ...

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