TEL Communities

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TEL Communities
Definitions: Theoretical background relevant to technology facilitated social learning
Research evidence: Systematic literature reviews on the theme of technology facilitated social learning

Student comments on blogging

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”I feel that other students on the course provided me with effective feedback that helped me to improve…I liked that people could comment; it made me more aware of my audience…being able to see what other people think can be very thought-provoking.”

“blogging has provided me with a communication link to my colleagues’ ideas and thoughts…I was always on task, which is rare for me!”

The use of blogs or ePortfolios for assessment can be a potent source of teaching feedback and progress tracking as students post regularly and give each other feedback. The assignment has a close link with the module sessions.

For student teachers, it models the value of building a community of practice and a personal learning network.