THE USE OF BLOG TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ REVISION AND CRITICAL REFLECTIVE SKILLS

Authors

  • Sixbert Sangwa African Leadership University (Rwanda)

Keywords:

Blog technology, student revision, reflective learning, technology implementation in learning, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, technology and lifelong learning, revision and reflective practices

Abstract

The use of information and communication tools in education allowed for the development of the latest learning methodology and this innovation has attracted the attention of employability trainer who wants to experiment with blogging to improve the teaching and learning experience. This study was conducted in one of the refugee camps in Rwanda to investigate the effectiveness of the blog as a teaching and learning tool.  The case study used two parallel classes of 20 students each, one using blog as a revision and reflective tool while the other relied solely on traditional learning and revision methods. On completion of the course, both classes received equal time to prepare for a common test. The results of students from two classes showed that the blog improves student revision and critical reflective skills outside the classroom. The student feedback survey showed that blog encouraged students to do more revision as they enjoyed using computer tools in their learning and that most of them have wish to see blogs being used more widely.

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Published

2021-02-26

How to Cite

Sangwa, S. (2021). THE USE OF BLOG TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ REVISION AND CRITICAL REFLECTIVE SKILLS. Science and Education, 2(2), 269-281. Retrieved from https://openscience.uz/index.php/sciedu/article/view/1056