This course introduces the use of blogs in classroom learning activities to support learners to make contributions, and share knowledge and ideas. Blogging software will be demonstrated with ideas for the type of learning activity that blogging can support. You will have opportunity to view existing blogs and assess their value in sharing resources or encouraging contributions.

The reflective cycle

Vital courses are based on a cycle of professional reflective practice as shown in the diagram below.

This cycle draws on, and develops, personal and professional knowledge bases. The latter may be seen in the literature, resources, policies and other materials that are used to inform practice.

Throughout the course small icons will indicate the stage of the cycle being addressed.

NB Prof/Pers KB = Professional/Personal knowledge base.

Pre-course activity