Blogging for learning: Integrating social networks for staff development
Educational Development Officer
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This paper provides the background and context to a pilot study to investigate the use of blogs (personal reflections) and wikis/clogs (blogs used for collaborative reflections) to support authentic learning, communication and the development of communities of practice within a higher education environment. The study is supported by the ascilite Community Mentoring Program and the results of the investigation will be reported in full at the conference.
Keywords: staff development, blogs, clogs, authentic learning, social networks, communities of practice