Blogging in Inquiry Based Learning
Benefits to Blogging
- Highly motivating to students, especially those who otherwise might not become participants in classrooms.
- Excellent opportunities for students to read and write.
- Effective forums for collaboration and discussion.
- Powerful tools to enable scaffolded learning or mentoring to occur.
Dimensions of Inquiry Based Learning
Developing Questions- Students collaborate to develop questions regarding a topics, this could be the subject of the blog.
Apply Disciplinary Concepts - Students discussion ideas in the classroom.
Evaluate Sources- Students use other blogs as evidence or sources for discussion, debate and research.
Communicate Conclusion- Students use blogs as a means to communicate their conclusion for learning, collaborate their findings, communicate, and discussion the results.