Assessing Weblogs as Education Portals

Assessing Weblogs as Education Portals

Ian Weber (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch009
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Abstract

Education is one of the key sectors that has benefited from the continuous developments and innovations in information and communication technology (ICT). Web-based facilities now provide a medium for learning and a vehicle for information dissemination and knowledge creation (Khine, 2003). Accordingly, developments in ICTs provide opportunities for educators to expand and refine frameworks for delivering courses in innovative and interactive ways that assist students achieve learning outcomes (Kamel & Wahba, 2003). However, the adoption of ICTs has also created tensions between traditional control and directiveness in teaching and student-centred learning, which relies on flexibility, connectivity, and interactivity of technology-rich environments.

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